April 1, 2002 - Yanks Rule Among New York City Voters. Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Jeter And Piazza Are Favorite Players
The Yankees are still New York City's top team, with 56 percent of voters saying they are Yankees fans, compared to 42 percent who say they are Mets fans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

If there is a Subway Series, New Yorkers back the Bombers over the Amazins 47 - 38 percent.

Their favorite Yankees player is Derek Jeter, 32 percent say, followed by Joe Torre and Bernie Williams, who each get 4 percent.

Mike Piazza is the number one Met, 22 percent of all New Yorkers say, with Al Leiter at 2 percent.

"Finally, something that's fun to poll about," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Play ball!"

From March 19 - 25, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,038 New York City registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and nationwide as a public service and for research.

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201
34. Do you think of yourself as a New York Yankees fan, or not?

                                        AGE.....................   Met
                   Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-44  45-64  65+   fan


Yes 56% 58% 54% 58% 57% 63% 38% 52% No 41 40 42 40 42 34 53 47 DK/NA 3 2 4 2 1 2 9 1

35. Do you plan on going to a Yankee home game this season, or not?

                                        AGE.....................    Yankee Met
                   Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-44  45-64  65+    fan    fan


Yes 40% 50% 33% 54% 48% 42% 16% 60% 40% No 55 47 61 42 49 55 76 35 55 DK/NA 4 3 6 3 4 3 8 5 4



36. Who is your favorite Yankee?

                                        AGE.....................    Yankee Met
                   Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-44  45-64  65+    fan    fan


Joe Torre 4% 5% 2% 2% 1% 5% 6% 4% 4% Roger Clemens 1 1 - 1 1 1 - 1 - Andy Pettitte 1 - 1 1 2 - - 1 1 David Wells 1 1 - 1 1 1 - 1 1 Mariano Rivera 2 2 2 4 3 1 1 3 2 Jason Giambi 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 1 1 Derek Jeter 32 34 31 35 34 36 19 44 35 Bernie Williams 4 6 2 3 5 4 1 5 4 Paul O'Neill 1 1 1 1 2 1 - 1 1 Tino Martinez 1 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 - No favorite/ Like whole team 2 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 2

Other 3 5 1 1 5 2 2 3 3 DK/NA 47 37 54 45 40 43 64 29 42



37. Do you think of yourself as a New York Mets fan, or not?

                                        AGE.....................    Yankee
                   Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-44  45-64  65+    fan   


Yes 42% 44% 41% 32% 42% 47% 46% 39% No 55 53 56 65 56 51 49 60 DK/NA 3 3 3 4 2 3 5 1



38. Do you plan on going to a Met home game this season, or not?

                                        AGE.....................    Yankee Met
                   Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-44  45-64  65+    fan    fan


Yes 32% 42% 25% 31% 40% 34% 22% 29% 58% No 64 55 71 66 56 64 71 68 38 DK/NA 4 3 4 3 4 2 6 4 4



36. Who is your favorite Met?

                                        AGE.....................    Yankee Met
                   Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-44  45-64  65+    fan    fan


Bobby Valentine 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% Al Leiter 2 3 1 1 3 2 1 2 3 John Franco 1 2 1 - 1 2 1 1 1 Roberto Alomar 1 2 - 3 1 1 - 1 1 Edgardo Alfonso 1 1 - - 1 1 1 1 1 Mike Piazza 22 30 16 20 27 25 15 22 38 No favorite/ Like whole team 2 2 2 - 2 2 3 1 4

Other 2 3 1 3 2 1 1 2 3 DK/NA 67 53 77 71 60 64 74 67 44



37. If there was a subway World Series this season, who would you want to win it - the Yankees or the Mets?

                                        AGE.....................    Yankee Met
                   Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-44  45-64  65+    fan    fan


Yankees 47% 48% 47% 62% 47% 49% 30% 73% 21% Mets 38 41 36 30 42 37 47 21 70 DK/NA 14 11 17 8 11 14 23 6 8