Study: Americans hate the Patriots, rooting for the Falcons

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts at a news conference to wrap up the football team's NFL season, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. The Denver Broncos beat the Patriots 20-18 in Sunday's AFC Championship in Denver. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) — With the Super Bowl just several days away, football fans are coming together to hate on the New England Patriots.

A new study finds that 53 percent of Americans want the Patriots to lose in Sunday’s big game to the Atlanta Falcons. An analyst for Public Policy Polling, which conducted the study, said people are generally tired of the Patriots always winning.

See: Super Bowl LI Poll Results

Lisa Stephens of Paxton told WAVY sister station WWLP 22News, despite their success, the team has overcome years of obstacles; “They don’t know the hell we’ve been through where we went without a winning season and watched some pretty poor football, so I think they should be happy for us.”

Despite the unfavorable results, the poll found that 52 percent of fans think the Patriots will take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy on Sunday.