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49ers fan confidence impacted more by ugly win than optimistic loss

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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. 49ers fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

It is no surprise 49ers fans are mostly confident. There have been some hiccups along the way, but the organization appears to moving in the right direction.

That being said, I think most people are aware that people have been a little more pessimistic following the win over the Lions. This is particularly interesting given how people were a little more optimistic after the loss to the Vikings. I don’t know if you’d qualify the Vikings loss as a “pretty loss,” but most of us would agree the Lions win was an “ugly win.”

Below is a table of the confidence poll we’ve been doing each week (confident, meh, not confident). Prior to Week 1, confidence was at 100 percent. After the opening loss, confidence dropped to 97 percent. After the Week 2 win, confidence dropped to 93 percent.

It could mean nothing since this is not the most scientific of polls, but it does fit in with how a lot of fans have reacted to each of the two games. I am not surprised confidence would go down a little bit with any loss, but it is interesting to see it go down by a larger margin after an ugly win.

What do you make of the psychology of it?