March 14, 2018 - Yankees Widen Lead Over Phillies, Mets In Quinnipiac University New Jersey Baseball Poll Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The New York Yankees are the favorite team of 47 percent of New Jersey baseball fans, gathering more support than the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets combined, according to the Quinnipiac University New Jersey Baseball Poll released today. The Phillies have the love of 20 percent of New Jersey baseball fans and the Mets score 18 percent.

This compares to results of the March 17, 2017, Baseball Poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing the Yankees at 39 percent, followed by the Phillies with 21 percent and the Mets with 20 percent.

A total of 49 percent of New Jersey adults are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball, while 51 percent of those in this state without a home team are not interested.

"When New Jersey baseball fans sing, 'Take me out to the ball game,' they are more often than not talking about going to Yankee Stadium. Only about one in five Garden State baseball fans say their favorite team is either the New York Mets or the Philadelphia Phillies. Just about half cite the Yankees as their guys," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll. "None of the other major league teams even comes close when it comes to winning the hearts of Jersey guys, or gals."

From March 8 - 12, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,147 New Jersey adults with a margin of error of +/- 4 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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33. (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      19%    27%    12%    20%    20%
Somewhat interested  30     29     32     24     37
Not interested       51     45     56     56     42
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -
 
                     AREA.............................
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very interested      19%    18%    18%    26%    17%
Somewhat interested  26     29     26     39     31
Not interested       56     53     56     35     52
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -
 
 
33a. (If Very or Somewhat interested q33) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS..................
                                          AGE IN YRS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
New York YANKEES     47%    45%    49%    51%    44%
Phila. PHILLIES      20     20     20     20     19
New York METS        18     20     16     14     22
Boston RED SOX        3      2      4      5      2
Los Angeles DODGERS   2      2      1      2      1
St. Louis CARDINALS   2      1      2      1      1
Atlanta BRAVES        1      -      2      1      1
Baltimore ORIOLES     1      -      1      1      1
Chicago CUBS          1      2      1      3      -
Detroit TIGERS        1      1      -      1      -
DK/NA                 4      4      3      1      5
 
                     AREA.............................
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
New York YANKEES     69%    58%    53%    14%    44%
Phila. PHILLIES       2      3      7     65     23
New York METS        22     25     15      3     21
Boston RED SOX        6      3      -      6      -
Los Angeles DODGERS   -      -      8      3      -
St. Louis CARDINALS   -      2      -      2      2
Atlanta BRAVES        -      -      9      -      -
Baltimore ORIOLES     -      -      1      -      2
Chicago CUBS          -      3      -      1      -
Detroit TIGERS        -      -      -      -      3
DK/NA                 -      5      6      5      1