October 19, 2000 - New Yorkers Back Yankees In Subway Series, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds
New York State voters back The Yankees over The Mets in the Subway Series 47 - 34 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Suburban voters split evenly at 43 percent between The Bombers and The Amazins. Upstate voters back The Yankees 52 - 26 percent, while New York City voters cheer for The Yankees 43 - 37 percent.

Women are bigger Yankees fans than men, backing The Bombers 49 - 31 percent. Men cheer for The Yankees 44 - 38 percent.

From October 12 - 16, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,273 New York State voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percent.

"Baseball fans 65 and over, who grew up with the Dodgers and the Giants, split almost evenly, 37 - 34 percent, on whether they back The Yankees or The Mets in the Subway Series. Younger fans back The Bombers by pretty solid margins," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Maybe it's the Derek Jeter factor, but women are more solidly for The Yankees than men."

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

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or (203) 582-5201.

23. If there was a subway World Series this season, who would you want to win it - the Yankees or the Mets? (Total Registered voters)

                      Registered Voters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                                          18-   30-   45-
                      Tot   Ups   NYC   Sub   Men   Wom   29yrs 44yrs 64yrs 65+


Yankees 47% 52% 43% 43% 44% 49% 58% 46% 48% 37%

Mets 34 26 37 43 38 31 31 36 34 34

DK/NA 19 22 20 13 18 20 10 18 17 29



23. If there was a subway World Series this season, who would you want to win it - the Yankees or the Mets? (Clinton/Lazio voters)

                         Registered Voters


Clinton Lazio Voters Voters

Yankees 46% 48%

Mets 35 36

DK/NA 19 16