NBC News releases its polling information semi-frequently, but a tweet this morning with poll data regarding Americans’ interest in the World Cup could be perceived as ill-timed, but also highly competitive. Think of it as opposition research, via Twitter. NBC competitors ABC, ESPN, and Univision, have the U.S. rights to World Cup games.
— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) July 1, 2014
Team USA squares off against Belgium at 4pmET on ESPN… not NBC, or NBC Sports Network, or Telemundo.