April 8, 2005 - Yankees Beat Red Sox Among Connecticut Fans, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But Most Fans Want Boston To Win World Series
By a 43 - 35 percent margin Connecticut baseball fans prefer the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Nine percent say they are New York Mets fans. But fans say 54 - 41 percent that they would like to see the Red Sox repeat as World Series Champions this year, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. While they want to see Boston repeat, only 20 percent of Connecticut fans believe the Red Sox can do it. "Most Connecticut baseball fans would like to see the Red Sox win another World Series, but they still remember the curse," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.

From March 29 to April 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,541 Connecticut registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. The survey includes 909 baseball fans, with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and the nation as a public service and for research.

42. How interested are you in following major league baseball-- very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


Very interested 26% 32% 27% 24% 36% 18% Smwht interested 32 30 32 35 32 33 Not at all 41 38 40 42 33 48 DK/NA - - - - - -

MdlSex Toll,Wndm Fairfld Hrtford Ltchfld NewHvn NewLon

Very interested 28% 26% 21% 26% 26% Smwht interested 37 30 32 32 30 Not at all 35 43 47 43 43 DK/NA - - - - -



43. (If 'very' or 'somewhat' interested q42) What is your favorite major leaguebaseball team?

                        BASEBALL FANS Q42........................


MdlSex Toll,Wndm Tot Fairfld Hrtford NewHvn NewLon

Atlanta BRAVES 2 1 1 3 - Baltimore ORIOLES 1 - - 1 2 Boston RED SOX 35 15 52 26 60 Chicago CUBS 1 1 - 1 - Los Angeles DODGERS 1 1 1 1 1 New York METS 9 18 5 9 3 New York YANKEES 43 54 31 52 24 Oakland ATHLETICS 1 1 1 - 2 Philadelphia PHILLIES 1 1 - 1 - DK/NA 3 5 3 2 4



44. (If 'very' or 'somewhat' interested q42) Would you like to see the Boston Red Sox repeat as World Series champions this year or not?

                        BASEBALL FANS Q42.........................


MdlSex Toll,Wndm Tot Fairfld Hrtford NewHvn NewLon Yes 54% 38% 65% 47% 73% No 41 56 30 48 22 DK/NA 5 6 5 5 5



45. (If 'very' or 'somewhat' interested q42) Do you think the Boston Red Sox will win the World Series this year or not?

                        BASEBALL FANS Q42................


MdlSex Toll,Wndm Tot Fairfld Hrtford NewHvn NewLon

Yes 20% 15% 23% 22% 23% No 68 75 64 69 59 DK/NA 12 10 13 9 18