June 9, 2016 - Yankees Still Number 1 In Quinnipiac University's 14th Annual Connecticut Baseball Poll Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Despite a rough start to the season, the New York Yankees are still number one in the hearts of Connecticut baseball fans, topping the Boston Red Sox 44 - 36 percent in Quinnipiac University's 14th Annual Connecticut Baseball Poll released today.

This is the Yankees' biggest lead over the Red Sox in 11 years, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

That other New York team, the Mets, are surging as well, first in the hearts of 13 percent of fans, double last year's score.

The Baseball Poll measures the loyalty of the 50 percent of Connecticut adults who say they are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball.

There is little difference among men and women or among younger and older fans. The Yankees are up 55 - 13 percent in Fairfield County and 48 - 29 percent in New Haven and Middlesex Counties. The Red Sox rule 50 - 34 percent in Hartford County and 54 - 37 percent in Tolland, Windham and New London Counties.

"The surprise in this year's Baseball Poll is the Mets, who may be getting a boost from their World Series appearance last year," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD. "The Yankees certainly aren't making it easy, but Connecticut baseball fans are proving they are loyal through thick and thin."

From June 1 - 5, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,467 Connecticut adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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57. (Adults) How interested are you in following major league baseball; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all? (* Subgroup too small for reliable analysis)
                     ADULTS...............................
                                          AGE IN YRS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Very interested      18%    24%    12%    15%    22%
Smwht interested     32     32     33     30     35
Not interested       49     44     55     55     43
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -
 
                                                 Tolland
                                          MdlSex Windham
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon
 
Very interested      12%    17%    *      22%    21%
Smwht interested     34     29            31     40
Not interested       53     55            46     39
DK/NA                 -      -             -      -
 
 
57a. (If Very or Somewhat interested q57) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                      BASEBALL FANS........................
                                          AGE IN YRS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Boston RED SOX       36%    34%    37%    33%    37%
New York YANKEES     44     45     42     43     43
Baltimore ORIOLES     1      1      -      -      1
Cleveland INDIANS     1      1      -      1      1
Miami MARLINS         1      1      -      1      -
New York METS        13     12     15     15     13
San Francisco GIANTS  1      -      1      1      -
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      2
 
                                                 Tolland
                                          MdlSex Windham
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon
 
Boston RED SOX       13%    50%    *      29%    54%
New York YANKEES     55     34            48     37
Baltimore ORIOLES     2      1             -      -
Cleveland INDIANS     1      1             -      -
Miami MARLINS         -      -             2      -
New York METS        24     10            15      3
San Francisco GIANTS  1      -             -      2
DK/NA                 1      1             2      3
 
 

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