April 1, 2005 - Yankees Rule In New York City, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Jeter Is Favorite Yank; Piazza Is Top Met
By a 51 - 36 percent margin New York City voters would cheer for the Bronx Bombers over the Amazin' Mets in a subway World Series, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Yankees support is strongest in The Bronx, 70 percent, while Queens voters split 44 - 45 percent between the teams, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Derek Jeter is the favorite Yankee of 29 percent of all voters and 42 percent of Yankees fans. Mike Piazza is the favorite Met for 16 percent of all voters and 30 percent of Mets fans.

"Play ball! Even with Willie Randolph moving to Shea, New Yorkers still back the Bombers in a World Series. What's with those Queens fans, who are evenly split between the Yankees and the Mets?" said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

From March 21 - 28, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,371 New York City registered voters, 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, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and nationwide as a public service and for research. For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201

TREND: Do you think of yourself as a New York Yankees fan, or not? (* = Total residents)

                        Yes     No      DK/NA
      
Apr 1, 2005             51      48       1
Apr 1, 2002             56      41       3
Mar 16, 2000            57      40       3
Jul 28, 1998            56      42       2
Apr 9, 1998             51      47       3
Jun 15, 1997*           51      45       5
Nov 21, 1996            61      37       2
Apr 18, 1996            39      60       1
Oct 31, 1995*           43      54       3
Jul 25, 1995*           36      63       2




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

                        Yes     No      DK/NA
      
Apr 1, 2005             37      61       2
Apr 1, 2002             40      55       4
Mar 16, 2000            43      52       5




TREND: Do you think of yourself as a New York Mets fan, or not? (* = Total residents)

                        Yes     No      DK/NA
      
Apr 1, 2005             35      63       1
Apr 1, 2002             42      55       3
Mar 16, 2000            46      52       2
Jul 28, 1998            38      60       2
Apr 9, 1998             44      54       2
Jun 15, 1997*           37      58       5
Oct 31, 1995*           37      60       3
Jul 25, 1995*           36      64       -




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

                        Yes     No      DK/NA
      
Apr 1, 2005             27      70       3
Apr 1, 2002             32      64       4
Mar 16, 2000            31      62       7




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

                        Yanks   Mets    DK/NA
      
Apr 1, 2005             51      36      13
Apr 1, 2002             47      38      14
Mar 16, 2000            52      35      13
Jul 28, 1998            60      28      13




24. Do you think of yourself as a New York Yankees fan, or not?

                 Tot    Brnx    Kngs    Man     Qns     StIsl   Men     Wom


Yes 51% 65% 46% 53% 44% 60% 50% 52% No 48 33 54 45 54 40 49 47 DK/NA 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2



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

                Tot     Brnx    Kngs    Man     Qns     StIsl   Men     Wom


Yes 37% 49% 34% 40% 29% 35% 45% 30% No 61 49 64 58 67 65 52 68 DK/NA 2 3 2 2 4 - 3 2

Yankee Fans

Yes 59% No 38 DK/NA 3



26. Who is your favorite Yankee?

                                Yankee
                        Tot     Fans


Joe Dimaggio 1 1 Reggie Jackson 1 1 Derek Jeter 29 42 Mickey Mantle 1 1 Tino Martinez 1 1 Hideki Matsui 1 2 Don Mattingly 1 2 Mariano Rivera 2 3 Alex Rodriguez 3 4 Babe Ruth 1 - Gary Sheffield 1 1 Joe Torre 1 2 Bernie Williams 3 5 Yogi Berra - 1 Jason Giambi - 1 Mike Mussina - 1 Paul O'Neill - 1

No favorite/Like whole team 22 16 Other SPECIFY 2 2 DK/NA 27 12



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

                Tot     Brnx    Kngs    Man     Qns     StIsl   Men     Wom  
                                                                             
Yes             35%     27%     37%     32%     41%     41%     42%     30%  
No              63      71      62      68      57      58      57      69   
DK/NA            1       2       1       1       1       1       1       1   




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

                Tot     Brnx    Kngs    Man     Qns     StIsl   Men     Wom 
                                                                            
Yes             27%     22%     29%     22%     32%     27%     37%     19% 
No              70      75      68      75      64      69      59      78  
DK/NA            3       3       3       3       4       3       4       3  


Met Fans

Yes 56% No 40 DK/NA 5



29. Who is your favorite Met?

                                Met
                        Tot     Fans
                                   
Carlos Beltran           2       3 
John Franco              1       1 
Tom Glavine              -       1 
Keith Hernandez          1       1 
Pedro Martinez           4       7 
Mike Piazza             16      30 
Willie Randolph          2       3 
Mookie Wilson            -       1 
David Wright             1       2 


No favorite/Like whole team 27 19 Other SPECIFY 4 7 DK/NA 43 23



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

                Tot     Brnx    Kngs    Man     Qns     StIsl   Men     Wom
                                                                           
Yankees         51%     70%     47%     49%     44%     57%     49%     52%
Mets            36      21      39      32      45      38      41      32 
DK/NA           13       9      14      18      11       5      10      15