June 23, 2011 - Yankees Top Phillies 2-1 Among New Jersey Fans, Voters Tell Quinnipiac University Poll

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New Jersey baseball fans back the New York Yankees over the Philadelphia Phillies 48 - 22 percent, with 16 percent cheering for the New York Mets, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. The Boston Red Sox get 3 percent with other teams at 1 percent each.

The Bronx Bombers lead in every section of the state except in the Philadelphia suburbs, which go to the Phillies 77 - 14 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Statewide, women like the Yankees 51 - 23 percent, with 13 percent for the Mets, while men back the Bombers 46 - 22 percent, with 19 percent for the Amazins.

The survey was conducted among the 56 percent of New Jersey adults who are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball.

"More New Jersey fans watch New York television than watch Philadelphia television. This is what you get in a state with no dedicated TV station, and no Major League Baseball team," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"We do, however, have two National Football League teams, the New Jersey Jets and the New Jersey Giants - even if they don't admit it."

From June 14 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,789 New Jersey adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.3 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines 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 and the nation 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.

36. How interested are you in following major league baseball - very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ALL ADULTS............................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very interested      24%    30%    18%    22%    26%    26%
Smwht interested     32     31     33     25     33     36
Not at all           43     39     48     54     41     38
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      -
 
                     ALL ADULTS.......................
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very interested      18%    26%    18%    31%    25%
Smwht interested     25     33     37     33     31
Not at all           56     41     45     35     44
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -
 
TREND: How interested are you in following major league baseball - very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ALL ADULTS............
                     Jun 23  Jun 21  Jun 11
                     2011    2010    2009
 
Very interested      24      24      20
Smwht interested     32      31      32
Not at all           43      45      47
DK/NA                 -       -       -
 
 
37. (If Very or Somewhat interested q36) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS.........................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
New York YANKEES     48%    46%    51%    46%    49%    48%
Phldlph PHILLIES     22     22     23     20     22     24
New York METS        16     19     13     13     19     16
Atlanta BRAVES        1      1      1      1      1      -
Baltimore ORIOLES     1      -      1      3      1      -
Boston RED SOX        3      3      4      4      2      4
Chicago CUBS          1      -      1      1      1      -
Pittsburgh PIRATES    1      1      -      -      -      1
San Francisco GIANTS  1      1      1      -      -      1
OTHER SPECIFY         2      2      1      3      2      1
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      2      1
 
 
                     BASEBALL FANS....................
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
New York YANKEES     62%    60%    58%    14%    49%
Phldlph PHILLIES      4      5      5     77     17
New York METS        15     22     20      1     20
Atlanta BRAVES        1      1      1      1      1
Baltimore ORIOLES     -      2      -      1      -
Boston RED SOX        6      2      6      1      3
Chicago CUBS          -      1      1      1      -
Pittsburgh PIRATES    -      -      1      1      1
San Francisco GIANTS  -      1      -      1      1
OTHER SPECIFY         3      1      1      1      2
DK/NA                 5      2      6      1      2
 
TREND: (If very or somewhat interested) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS.........
                     Jun 23  Jun 21  Jun 11
                     2011    2010    2009
 
Atlanta Braves        1       -       2
Baltimore Orioles     1       1       -
Boston Red Sox        3       3       5
Los Angeles Dodgers   -       1       1
New York Mets        16      21      21
New York Yankees     48      47      44
Phldlph Phillies     22      20      20
Pittsburgh Pirates    1       -       1
San Francisco Giants  1       1       -
Chicago Cubs          1       -       -
Other                 2       2       2
DK/NA                 3       3       3