March 31, 2017 - New York Fans In Yankees State Of Mind, Quinnipiac University Baseball Poll Finds; But Teams Are Close In New York City Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The Subway Series between the New York Mets and the New York Yankees is headed for extra innings as 45 percent of New York City baseball fans prefer the Amazins and 43 percent back the Bombers, according to the Quinnipiac University New York Baseball Poll released today.

Statewide, fans back the Yankees over the Mets 48 - 34 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

The Bombers are ahead 53 - 14 percent among upstate fans, with 9 percent for the Red Sox. Among suburban fans, 49 percent cheer for the Yankees and 44 percent root for the Mets.

A total of 43 percent of New York State adults say they are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball. Favorite team questions are asked of those fans.

"When they're not following the Buffalo Bisons, the Syracuse Chiefs or the Tri-City ValleyCats, upstate baseball fans cheer for the New York Yankees," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"In the Big Apple, however, it looks like the 2017 baseball season will be a close race between the Yankees and the Mets."

From March 23 - 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,605 New York State adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. The survey includes 750 baseball fans, with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 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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31. (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%    23%    11%    15%    17%
Smwht interested     26     27     26     24     31
Not interested       57     50     63     61     51
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Very interested      15%    17%    18%
Smwht interested     27     24     31
Not interested       57     59     51
DK/NA                 1      -      -
 
TREND: (Adults) How interested are you in following major league baseball; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ADULTS.......................
                     Very    Smwht   Not     DK/NA
 
Mar 31, 2017         17      26      57       -
Jun 01, 2012         20      32      47       1
 
 
31a. (If Very or Somewhat interested q31) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS Q31..............
                                          AGE IN YRS
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-49  50+
 
New York YANKEES     48%    49%    46%    47%    50%
New York METS        34     32     36     39     30
Boston RED SOX        5      6      4      3      6
Chicago CUBS          2      1      3      2      2
Chicago WHITE SOX     1      -      1      1      -
Cleveland INDIANS     1      1      -      -      1
Los Angeles DODGERS   1      1      1      -      2
Pittsburgh PIRATES    1      -      1      -      1
Seattle MARINERS      1      1      -      2      -
Toronto BLUE JAYS     1      1      1      1      -
Other team            -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 3      2      5      3      3
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
New York YANKEES     53%    43%    49%
New York METS        14     45     44
Boston RED SOX        9      3      2
Chicago CUBS          3      2      -
Chicago WHITE SOX     1      1      -
Cleveland INDIANS     1      -      -
Los Angeles DODGERS   2      -      1
Pittsburgh PIRATES    1      -      -
Seattle MARINERS      -      2      -
Toronto BLUE JAYS     2      -      -
Other team            -      -      -
DK/NA                 4      2      3
 
TREND: (If interested in baseball) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS
                     Mar 31  Jun 01
                     2017    2012
 
New York YANKEES     48      60
New York METS        34      22
Boston RED SOX        5       5
Chicago CUBS          2       1
Chicago WHITE SOX     1      na
Cleveland INDIANS     1       1
Los Angeles DODGERS   1       1
Pittsburgh PIRATES    1      na
Seattle MARINERS      1      na
Toronto BLUE JAYS     1      na
Phila. PHILLIES      na       2
Baltimore ORIOLES    na       1
Detroit TIGERS       na       1
San Francisco GIANTS na       1
Other team            -       4
DK/NA                 3       3