April 2, 2018 - Yankees In First Place Among NYC Baseball Fans, Quinnipiac University Baseball Poll Finds Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The New York Yankees top the New York Mets 53 - 34 percent among New York City baseball fans, according to a Quinnipiac University Baseball Poll released today.

The Mets can't even get a home field advantage in Queens, where 45 percent of fans back the Bombers and 40 percent back the Amazins'. The Yankees take Manhattan 47 - 36 percent, Brooklyn 52 - 35 percent and Staten Island 61 - 36 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

And The Bronx? Fuhgeddaboutit! 73 - 16 percent.

A total of 41 percent of New York City adults are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball. That includes 49 percent of men and 36 percent of women, 34 percent of adults 18 to 49 years old and 54 percent of people over 50 years old.

The Yankees win the hearts of women fans 50 - 36 percent and men 56 - 32 percent.

And 3 percent of New York City fans actually prefer the Red Sox.

"With all that home run firepower, the baby Bombers rule the city...for now," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"But hope springs eternal in the Spring. 162 games later, who knows?

"As far as those Red Sox fans, the Bruckner takes you right to I-95 North.

"Have a nice drive."

From March 22 - 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,230 New York City adults with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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

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41. (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      17%    24%    12%    13%    22%
Somewhat interested  24     25     24     21     32
Not interested       58     51     63     66     46
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -
 
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Very interested      17%    18%    18%    15%    23%
Somewhat interested  25     23     24     24     31
Not interested       58     59     58     59     46
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -
 
 
41a. (If Very or Somewhat interested q41) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS....................
                                          AGE IN YRS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
New York YANKEES     53%    56%    50%    55%    50%
New York METS        34     32     36     28     42
Boston RED SOX        3      4      2      4      2
Chicago CUBS          1      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                 6      3      9      8      4
 
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl
 
New York YANKEES     73%    52%    47%    45%    61%
New York METS        16     35     36     40     36
Boston RED SOX        2      4      7      1      1
Chicago CUBS          -      -      1      2      -
DK/NA                 9      5      2      9      3