Jeremy Anderson holds a sign referring to Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount during an AFC championship game pep rally for the Broncos outside the City and County Building downtown. (Photo by RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)

Poll: How many Broncos fans will partake?

When the Denver Broncos square off against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday’s Super Bowl, fans will huddle around TV screens, eat buffalo wings — and smoke marijuana?

Not so much, according to a light-hearted Quinnipiac poll released Friday that found only 2 percent of Coloradans plan to toke up on bowls and blunts, while 36 percent say they will only drink beer and watch the game.

Colorado on Jan. 1 became the first state to allow the recreational sales of up to an ounce of pot for any resident over the age of 21. Washington state also allows for the legal sale of marijuana, though shops won’t open until later this year.

The Quinnipiac poll — often renowned for its polling of presidential campaigns — also found that 6 percent of Coloradans will mix it up and smoke some pot and drink beer, while 56 percent will do neither.

Win or lose, Colorado fans don’t mind if the team rolls up some pot and smokes out. Seventy-one percent of Coloradans don’t mind if the team smokes weed after the game.

“Voters say, ‘smoke ’em if you got ’em,’ ” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of Quinnipiac polling, in a statement.

The poll surveyed 490 Colorado adults earlier this week.

Another nugget from the Quinnipiac poll: 32 percent compared to 14 percent believe Peyton Manning is a better quarterback than John Elway, while 53 percent remained undecided.

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