April 17, 2006 - Women Are Bigger Yankees Fans Than Men, Quinnipiac University New York City Poll Finds; Jeter Rules In New York
By a 48 - 36 percent margin New York City voters will cheer for the Yankees rather than the Mets in a Subway Series, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

In a significant gender gap, women back the Bombers 52 - 30 percent, while men split, with 43 percent for the Amazins and 41 percent for the Yankees, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Among all New York City voters, 52 percent say they are Yankees fans and 38 percent say they are Mets fans.

Among Yankees fans, 43 percent name Derek Jeter as their favorite player, followed by 8 percent for Alex Rodriguez and 4 percent for Bernie Williams.

Pedro Martinez and David Wright each get 10 percent when Mets fans name their favorite player, with 9 percent for Mike Piazza.

"New York is still a Yankees town, especially Derek Jeter's town. Women especially like the boys in pinstripes," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"He's gone, but Mets fans still have a warm feeling for Mike Piazza."

From April 4 - 10, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,316 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

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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Yes 52% 56% 50% 52% 48% 54% 60% No 45 42 46 46 49 43 38 DK/NA 3 2 4 2 3 2 1

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Yes 73% 48% 50% 44% 59% 51% 53% No 27 48 47 53 40 46 44 DK/NA - 4 4 4 1 3 3

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

                        Apr 17  Apr 1   Apr 1   Mar 16  Jul 28  Apr 9   Jun 15
                        2005    2005    2002    2000    1998    1998    1997*


Yes 52 51 56 57 56 51 51 No 45 48 41 40 42 47 45 DK/NA 3 1 3 3 2 3 5



32. (If 'fan' q31) Who is your favorite Yankee?

                                YANKEE FANS Q31....
                                Tot     Men     Wom
                                                   
Berra - Yogi Berra               1%      1%      1%
Damon - Johnny Damon             1       2       1 
Jeter - Derek Jeter             43      42      43 
Mantle - Mickey Mantle           1       2       - 
Martinez - Tino Martinez         1       1       - 
Matsui - Hideki Matsui           2       3       2 
Mattingly - Don Mattingly        1       2       - 
Pettitte - Andy Pettitte         -       -       1 
Posada - Jorge Posada            1       1       1 
Rivera - Mariano Rivera          3       5       2 
Rodriguez - Alex Rodriguez       8       7       8 
Sheffield - Gary Sheffield       1       2       - 
Strawberry - Daryl Strawberry    -       1       - 
Torre - Joe Torre                3       4       3 
Williams - Bernie Williams       4       4       4 
No favorite/Like whole team     17      13      21 
Other SPECIFY                    2       2       2 
DK/NA                            8       6      10 




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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Yes 38% 34% 39% 40% 37% 40% 42% No 59 63 57 57 59 57 57 DK/NA 4 3 4 3 4 2 1

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Yes 35% 36% 34% 43% 49% 44% 33% No 63 60 61 53 49 52 63 DK/NA 2 4 5 3 2 3 4

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

                        Apr 17  Apr 1   Apr 1   Mar 16  Jul 28  Apr 9   Jun 15
                        2006    2005    2002    2000    1998    1998    1997* 


Yes 38 35 42 46 38 44 37 No 59 63 55 52 60 54 58 DK/NA 4 1 3 2 2 2 5



34. (If 'fan' q33) Who is your favorite Met?

                                MET FANS Q33.......
                                Tot     Men     Wom
                                                   
Agbayani - Benny Agbayani        -       1%      -
Beltran - Carlos  Beltran        3       4       1 
D'Amico - Jeff D'Amico           1       1       1 
Glavine - Tom Glavine            1       1       - 
Hernandez - Keith Hernandez      1       -       1 
Martinez - Pedro Martinez       10      11       9 
Piazza - Mike Piazza             9       7      11 
Reyes - Jose Reyes               2       4       1 
Randolph - Willie Randolph       4       4       3 
Vaughn - Mo Vaughn               1       1       - 
Wright - David Wright           10      15       4 
No favorite/Like whole team     29      23      34 
Other SPECIFY                    5       7       3 
DK/NA                           25      20      30 




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

                        Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Wht     Blk     Hisp


Yankees 48% 52% 48% 42% 43% 48% 57% Mets 36 35 35 41 38 35 34 DK/NA 17 13 17 17 19 16 9

Brnx Kngs Man Qns StIsl Men Wom

Yankees 68% 42% 44% 43% 55% 41% 52% Mets 26 36 36 43 35 43 30 DK/NA 6 23 20 15 10 16 17

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

                        Apr 17  Apr 1   Apr 1   Mar 16  Jul 28
                        2006    2005    2002    2000    1998


Yankees 48 51 47 52 60 Mets 36 36 38 35 28 DK/NA 17 13 14 13 13