April 4, 2019 - Yankees Win The Hearts Of New York City Baseball Fans, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The New York Yankees win the hearts of 49 percent of New York City baseball fans, while 33 percent of fans cheer for the New York Mets, according to the Quinnipiac University New York City Baseball Poll released today. The Red Sox are in third place, with 3 percent.

This compares to the April 2, 2018, Baseball Poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, which showed the Yankees over the Mets 53 - 34 percent among Big Apple baseball fans. The Bombers have been number one in every poll since 2007.

Love of the Bombers ranges from 54 - 32 percent in Brooklyn to 63 - 19 percent in The Bronx. The Amazins are on top 47 - 32 percent in Queens.

A total of 42 percent of New York City adults say they are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball.

"The Yankees may be racking up injuries, but New Yorkers aren't losing heart," said Mary Snow, polling analyst for the Quinnipiac University Poll. "A third of baseball lovers stick with the Mets in a year full of nostalgia for that glorious 'Miracle Mets' season 50 years ago.

"As for the team ranking a way distant third among New Yorkers, best not mention them, especially in The Bronx."

From March 27 - April 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,364 New York City adults with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points, including the design effect. The survey includes 638 baseball fans with a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percentage points, including the design effect.

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25. (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      15%    20%    10%    12%    20%
Somewhat interested  27     30     24     23     30
Not interested       58     49     66     65     50
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -
 
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Very interested      15%    15%    12%    16%    18%
Somewhat interested  27     25     28     27     35
Not interested       58     60     60     57     47
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -
 
 
25a. (If very or somewhat interested q25) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS....................
                                          AGE IN YRS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
New York YANKEES     49%    49%    49%    53%    50%
New York METS        33     33     32     29     39
Boston RED SOX        3      3      3      3      3
Chicago CUBS          1      1      -      2      -
Los Angeles DODGERS   1      1      1      -      2
Miami MARLINS         1      1      2      2      -
San Francisco GIANTS  1      -      1      -      1
DK/NA                 9      9     10      7      5
 
                     Brnx   Bklyn  Man    Qns    StIsl
 
New York YANKEES     63%    54%    56%    32%    *   
New York METS        19     32     20     47        
Boston RED SOX        4      3      6      2        
Chicago CUBS          -      -      4      1        
Los Angeles DODGERS   -      1      2      2        
Miami MARLINS         5      2      -      -        
San Francisco GIANTS  -      1      1      -        
DK/NA                 8      7      6     16