June 1, 2012 - New York Loves Yankees, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

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New York State baseball fans back the Yankees over the Mets 60 - 22 percent, with 5 percent cheering for the Boston Red Sox, according to a Quinnipiac University poll release today. The Philadelphia Phillies are the favorites for 2 percent with no other team topping 1 percent.

A total of 52 percent of New York State adults are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Of those fans, the Yankees top the Mets 58 - 23 percent among men and 62 - 21 percent among women. The Bombers are ahead 62 - 21 percent in New York City, 56 - 38 percent in the suburbs and 59 - 12 percent among upstate voters.

"New Yorkers are in a Yankees state of mind, backing the Bombers over the Mets almost 3-1, with a smattering of Red Sox support, especially upstate," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

From May 22 - 28, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,705 New York State adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 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      20%    29%    13%    17%    24%    21%
Smwht interested     32     34     30     27     35     32
Not at all           47     36     56     56     41     46
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Very interested      19%    21%    23%
Smwht interested     30     31     40
Not at all           51     48     36
DK/NA                 -      1      1
 
 
45. (If interested in baseball q44) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS Q44.....................
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
New York YANKEES     60%    58%    62%    62%    60%    56%
New York METS        22     23     21     20     21     25
Baltimore ORIOLES     1      1      -      1      2      -
Boston RED SOX        5      5      4      4      5      5
Chicago CUBS          1      1      -      -      -      1
Cleveland INDIANS     1      1      1      3      1      1
Detroit TIGERS        1      1      -      -      1      -
Los Angeles DODGERS   1      1      1      1      1      1
Phldlph PHILLIES      2      2      2      4      3      1
San Francisco GIANTS  1      1      -      1      -      1
Other team            4      4      3      2      4      4
DK/NA                 3      3      4      1      2      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
New York YANKEES     59%    62%    56%
New York METS        12     21     38
Baltimore ORIOLES     2      -      -
Boston RED SOX        8      3      2
Chicago CUBS          1      -      -
Cleveland INDIANS     2      2      -
Detroit TIGERS        2      -      -
Los Angeles DODGERS   1      1      -
Phldlph PHILLIES      2      3      -
San Francisco GIANTS  1      -      -
Other team            8      2      1
DK/NA                 2      6      1