Repass also pointed out that younger people - more targeted by advertisers - also looked more favorably on the move.
About 49 percent of people between ages 18 and 34 favored the move.
The approval declined with age. It went down to 35 percent for those 65 and older.
Income also appeared to play a factor. According to the poll, the higher someone's income, the more they approved of the move.
Just under 40 percent of those with income of less than $25,000 said they liked WVU's move to the Big 12. But for those making $100,000 and above, approval soared to 61 percent.
Repass said that might have to do with the fact that people with higher incomes can afford to travel to more Big 12 away games.
Regardless of how the general public feels about the issue, WVU officials say their fan base has reacted well to the move.
Matt Wells, WVU's assistant athletic director for marketing and sales, said season ticket sales for this fall's football season are still going at a strong pace.
"We have renewed slightly more than 9,800 season tickets at close of business today (Tuesday)," Wells said. "This number is up approximately 400 tickets when compared to the same date last year."
Contact writer Jared Hunt at jared.h...@dailymail.com or 304-348-5148.