February 3, 2012 - Giants Should Parade In Big Apple, New Yorkers Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; Thumbs Down On A Romp In The Swamp

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If the New York Giants win the Super Bowl, the victory celebration should be a parade in the Big Apple, not a romp in the swamp, New York City adults say 75 - 14 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. There is strong support among men, women, all age groups and in every borough.

Of the 51 percent of New Yorkers who are football fans, 50 percent say they are Big Blue fans, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Another 18 percent back the Jets, with 10 percent who cheer for both teams and 18 percent who back another team.

Football fans include 58 percent of men and 45 percent of women. Women fans back the Giants over the Jets 55 - 12 percent, while men go Big Blue 47 - 23 percent.

"With apologies to New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie, who says the Giants practice in New Jersey and play in New Jersey so they should celebrate in the Garden State: New Yorkers want Mayor Michael Bloomberg to host a ticker-tape parade if our NEW YORK Giants win the Super Bowl," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Of course, Mayor Mike can always invite Gov. Christie to join us - if he pays his toll."

From January 30 - February 2, Quinnipiac University surveyed 973 New York City adults with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 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.

38. (Asked of all adults) Are you a football fan or not?
                     ALL ADULTS.........................................
                     Tot     18-34   35-49   50-64   65+     Men     Wom
 
Yes                  51%     54%     51%     52%     45%     58%     45%
No                   49      46      49      47      55      42      55
DK/NA                 -       -       -       1       1       -       -
 
TREND: (Asked of all adults) Are you a football fan or not?
                     ALL ADULTS....
                     Feb 03  Jan 20  
                     2012    2005    
 
Yes                  51      45%
No                   49      54 
DK/NA                 -       - 
 
 
39. (If football fan q38) Are you a Jets fan, a Giants fan, or a fan of another team?
                     FOOTBALL FANS Q38..................................
                     Tot     18-34   35-49   50-64   65+     Men     Wom
 
Jets fan             18%     14%     26%     17%     14%     23%     12%
Giants fan           50      56      42      48      56      47      55
Other team           18      19      23      10      18      18      18
FAN BOTH TEAMS(VOL)  10       7       7      22       6      10      10
NO FAV TEAM(VOL)      3       4       -       1       7       1       5
DK/NA                 1       -       2       2       -       1       1
 
TREND: (If football fan) Are you a Jets fan, a Giants fan, or a fan of another team?
                     FOOTBALL FANS
                     Feb 03  Jan 20
                     2012    2005  
 
Jets fan             18      37%
Giants fan           50      28 
Other team           18      17 
FAN BOTH TEAMS(VOL)  10      14 
NO FAV TEAM(VOL)      3       3 
DK/NA                 1       - 
 
 
40. Where do you think a victory parade should be held if the Giants win the Super Bowl; New York City or New Jersey?
                      ALL ADULTS.........................................
                      Tot     18-34   35-49   50-64   65+     Men     Wom
 
New York City         75%     77%     77%     74%     76%     73%     77%
New Jersey            14      14      16      15      10      15      13
DK/NA                 11       9       7      11      14      12       9
 
                      FtBall  Giant
                      FansQ38 FansQ39 Brnx    Kngs    Man     Qns     StIsl
 
New York City         84%     88%     81%     75%     76%     71%     78%
New Jersey            13      10      13      16      12      13      15
DK/NA                  4       2       5       8      12      16       7