October 29, 2009 - Yankees Top Phillies 2 - 1 In New Jersey, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

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By a 58 - 28 percent margin, New Jersey residents are cheering for the New York Yankees to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Only 14 percent are undecided.

The Bronx Bombers sweep every political, age, gender and regional group in the Garden State except the South Jersey Philadelphia suburbs, where the Phillies lead 80 - 10 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

There is a gender gap as the Yankees lead 56 - 32 percent among men and 60 - 25 percent among women.

"In New Jersey at World Series time it's root, root, root for the neighbors. Most of the Garden State wants the team across the Hudson River to win. They like the Yankees. But in the suburbs just across the Delaware from Philadelphia, they like the Phillies," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Women really like the Yankees. Don't the Phillies have any matinee idols to match Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez?"

From October 21 - 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,324 New Jersey adults, with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and nationally as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

22. (All Adults) Who would you like to see win the World Series - the Yankees or the Phillies?
                     ALL ADULTS............................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yankees              58%    63%    56%    61%    56%    60%
Phillies             28     27     30     28     32     25
DK/NA                14      9     14     11     12     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......                         Philly
                     18-34  35-54  55+    Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yankees              57%    62%    54%    68%    73%    67%    10%    60%
Phillies             31     26     30     10     16     14     80     27
DK/NA                12     12     16     22     11     19      9     13