March 17, 2017 - Yankees Win The Hearts Of Garden State Fans, Quinnipiac University New Jersey Baseball Poll Finds; Phillies, Mets Tied For Second Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The New York Yankees rule in the Garden State as 39 percent of New Jersey baseball fans list the Bronx Bombers as their favorite team, according to the Quinnipiac University New Jersey Baseball Poll released today.

The Philadelphia Phillies are the hometown favorites for 21 percent of New Jersey fans, including 73 percent of fans living in the South Jersey Philadelphia suburbs, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Another 20 percent of New Jersey fans cheer for the New York Mets, with 4 percent backing the Boston Red Sox and 2 percent pulling for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

A total of 48 percent of all New Jersey adults say they are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball, providing the fan base for the Baseball Poll.

While the Phillies claim South Jersey, the Yankees are on top in the rest of the state.

"It's root, root, root for the home team. Or at least for the teams that are close to home," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"New Jersey loves the Yankees. But in 'Phillyland,' the counties across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, they love the Phillies. The Mets? Once again, an also ran."

From March 9 - 13, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,219 New Jersey adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. The survey includes 663 baseball fans with a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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

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29. (Adults) How interested are you in following major league baseball; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ADULTS.........................
                                          AGE IN YRS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
Very interested      18%    23%    14%    17%    20%
Smwht interested     30     34     26     29     31
Not at all           51     43     58     52     48
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      -
 
                     AREA.............................
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very interested      12%    21%    18%    21%    19%
Smwht interested     26     31     24     35     33
Not at all           59     48     56     44     48
DK/NA                 3      -      3      -      -
 
TREND: (Adults) How interested are you in following major league baseball - very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ADULTS.......................
                     Very    Smwht   NotAt
                     Int     Int     All     DK/NA
 
Mar 17, 2017         18      30      51       1
May 18, 2012         23      31      46       -
Jun 23, 2011         24      32      43       -
Jun 21, 2010         24      31      45       -
Jun 11, 2009         20      32      47       -
 
 
29a. (If very or somewhat interested q29) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS..................
                                          AGE IN YRS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
New York YANKEES     39%    39%    40%    39%    38%
Phila. PHILLIES      21     21     22     24     20
New York METS        20     21     18     17     24
Boston RED SOX        4      5      4      5      4
Pittsburgh PIRATES    2      2      2      1      2
Atlanta BRAVES        1      1      1      1      -
Baltimore ORIOLES     1      1      1      1      -
Chicago CUBS          1      1      -      -      1
Cleveland INDIANS     1      2      -      2      1
Detroit TIGERS        1      1      -      -      -
DK/NA                 6      4     10      7      5
 
                     AREA.............................
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
New York YANKEES     42%    54%    44%     6%    44%
Phila. PHILLIES       8      3      1     73     26
New York METS        23     22     38      2     21
Boston RED SOX        4      6      6      3      1
Pittsburgh PIRATES    3      1      -      5      -
Atlanta BRAVES        -      1      -      2      -
Baltimore ORIOLES     1      1      1      -      1
Chicago CUBS          -      1      1      -      -
Cleveland INDIANS     2      1      2      -      1
Detroit TIGERS        3      -      1      -      -
DK/NA                12      8      2      2      5
 
TREND: (If very or somewhat interested) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS.........................
                     Mar 17  May 18  Jun 23  Jun 21  Jun 11
                     2017    2012    2011    2010    2009
                                     
New York YANKEES     39      51      48      47      44
Phila. PHILLIES      21      21      22      20      20
New York METS        20      15      16      21      21
Boston RED SOX        4       3       3       3       5
Pittsburgh PIRATES    2       -       1       -       1
Atlanta BRAVES        1       1       1       -       2
Baltimore ORIOLES     1       -       1       1       -
Chicago CUBS          1       1       1       -       -
Cleveland INDIANS     1       -       -       -       -
Detroit TIGERS        1       -       -       -       -
Los Angeles DODGERS   -       -       -       1       1
San Francisco GIANTS  -       1       1       1       -
St. Louis CARDINALS   -       1       -       -       -
Texas RANGERS         -       1       -       -       -
Other                 -       3       2       2       2
DK/NA                 6       3       3       3       3