May 18, 2012 - Yankees Top Phillies By 30 Pts. In Quinnipiac University's Annual New Jersey Baseball Poll

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New Jersey baseball fans, with no Major League Baseball team to call their own, cheer for the New York Yankees over the Philadelphia Phillies 51 - 21 percent in the Quinnipiac University poll's fourth annual New Jersey Baseball Playoff released today.

This compares to the 48 - 22 percent Yankees lead in a June 23, 2011, survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

In today's results, the Mets score 15 percent, followed by the Boston Red Sox at 3 percent, with no other team above 1 percent.

Looking at a possible New Jersey Turnpike World Series, Garden State fans would cheer for the Yankees over the Phillies 56 - 26 percent, virtually unchanged from last year.

A total of 54 percent of all New Jersey adults are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball. Of that group, the Bronx Bombers are on top 52 - 20 percent among men and 50 - 21 percent among women. The Phillies dominate 79 - 11 percent in the South Jersey Philadelphia suburbs, but the Yankees rule in every other part of the state.

"Tip O'Neill was right: all politics is local. Well, so is sports. North Jersey baseball fans like the Yankees. South Jersey fans like the Phillies. Suppose they wound up in a World Series? There are more people in North Jersey and the Yankees get the nod," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

From May 9 - 14, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,758 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, Virginia 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.

44. (All Adults) How interested are you in following major league baseball; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ALL ADULTS............................
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very interested      23%    31%    15%    24%    24%    22%
Smwht interested     31     32     31     27     31     36
Not at all           46     37     54     49     45     43
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very interested      28%    24%    20%    26%    15%
Smwht interested     30     27     36     35     33
Not at all           42     48     44     39     52
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: How interested are you in following major league baseball; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ALL ADULTS....................
                     May 18  Jun 23  Jun 21  Jun 11
                     2012    2011    2010    2009
                             
Very interested      23      24      24      20
Smwht interested     31      32      31      32
Not at all           46      43      45      47
DK/NA                 -       -       -       -
 
 
45. (If interested in baseball q44) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS.........................
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
New York YANKEES     51     52     50     53     53     49
Phldlph PHILLIES     21     20     21     23     17     23
New York METS        15     15     15     13     13     18
Atlanta BRAVES        1      1      -      2      1      -
Boston RED SOX        3      3      4      3      5      3
Chicago CUBS          1      1      1      -      1      -
San Francisco GIANTS  1      -      1      -      2      -
St. Louis CARDINALS   1      -      1      -      1      -
Texas RANGERS         1      -      1      2      -      -
Other team            3      3      3      4      3      3
DK/NA                 3      4      3      1      4      4
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
New York YANKEES     58     61     68     11     60
Phldlph PHILLIES      2      2      3     79     18
New York METS        22     20     17      1     15
Atlanta BRAVES        2      -      -      1      -
Boston RED SOX        3      6      3      1      2
Chicago CUBS          -      1      -      -      1
San Francisco GIANTS  2      -      -      1      -
St. Louis CARDINALS   -      -      1      1      1
Texas RANGERS         2      -      -      1      -
Other team            2      4      3      4      1
DK/NA                 6      5      4      -      2
 
TREND: (If very or somewhat interested) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS.................
                     May 18  Jun 23  Jun 21  Jun 11
                     2012    2011    2010    2009
                             
New York YANKEES     51      48      47      44
Phldlph PHILLIES     21      22      20      20
New York METS        15      16      21      21
Atlanta BRAVES        1       1       -       2
Baltimore ORIOLES     -       1       1       -
Boston RED SOX        3       3       3       5
Chicago CUBS          1       1       -       -
Los Angeles DODGERS   -       -       1       1
Pittsburgh PIRATES    -       1       -       1
San Francisco GIANTS  1       1       1       -
St. Louis CARDINALS   1       -       -       -
Texas RANGERS         1       -       -       -
Other                 3       2       2       2
DK/NA                 3       3       3       3
 
 
46. (All Adults) Who would you like to see win the World Series, the Yankees or the Phillies?
                     ALL ADULTS............................
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yankees              56%    55%    57%    59%    60%    53%
Phillies             26     29     24     23     27     28
DK/NA                17     16     19     18     13     19
 
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Yankees              71%    70%    67%    14%    54%
Phillies             11     13     14     76     22
DK/NA                18     17     18     10     25
 
TREND: (All Adults) Who would you like to see win the World Series, the Yankees or the Phillies?
                     ALL ADULTS............
                     May 18  Jun 21  Oct 29
                     2012    2010    2009
                     
Yankees              56      55      58
Phillies             26      28      28
DK/NA                17      16      14 
 
 

Demographic Summary