June 17, 2011 - Phillies Scuttle Pirates In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

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Pennsylvania baseball fans prefer the Philadelphia Phillies over the Pittsburgh Pirates 51 - 22 percent in the Quinnipiac University poll's first ever Pennsylvania Pennant Race.

There are actually 8 percent of Pennsylvania baseball fans who like the New York Yankees and 3 percent who like the Mets, with other teams getting one or two percent, according to the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll, conducted among the 51 percent of adults who are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball.

The Pirates rule in Allegheny County 76 - 1 percent, with 8 percent for the St. Louis Cardinals and 5 percent for the Yankees. The Phillies own Philly with 89 percent, followed by the Yankees at 2 percent. The Pirates are shut out in Philadelphia.

Central Pennsylvania goes to the Phillies over the Pirates 50 - 13 percent.

"The Phillies are playing .600 ball, compared to the Pirates' .500, and Pennsylvania fans are lined up with the winner," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"But the Pirates have won more of the 2,000 regular season games they've played against the Phillies since 1887."

From June 7 - 12, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,420 Pennsylvania adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 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 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.

32. How interested are you in following major league baseball - very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ALL ADULTS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Very interested      21%    28%    16%
Smwht interested     30     34     26
Not at all           49     39     58
DK/NA                 -      -      -
 
                     ALL ADULTS.....................................
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very interested      16%    37%    19%    40%    12%     8%    14%
Smwht interested     36     26     26     36     29     36     25
Not at all           49     37     56     24     58     57     61
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      -
 
 
33.(If Very or Somewhat interested q32)What is your favorite major league baseball team? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting the findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                            BASEBALL FANS....
                            Tot    Men    Wom
                            
Philadelphia PHILLIES       51%    49%    53%
Pittsburgh PIRATES          22     19     25
New York YANKEES             8     10      6
New York METS                3      3      2
Atlanta BRAVES               2      3      1
Baltimore ORIOLES            2      2      2
Boston RED SOX               2      2      1
Chicago CUBS                 1      1      -
Chicago WHITE SOX            1      -      1
Cleveland INDIANS            1      1      1
Detroit TIGERS               1      1      -
St. Louis CARDINALS          1      2      -
OTHER SPECIFY(VOL)           3      2      5
DK/NA                        1      2      1
 
                            BASEBALL FANS..................................
                            Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
                                                 *      *                            
Philadelphia PHILLIES        1%    89%    37%    83%     1%     3%    50%
Pittsburgh PIRATES          76      -      3      2     50     78     13
New York YANKEES             5      2     25      6     10      5      8
New York METS                -      -     18      1      -      1      2
Atlanta BRAVES               -      -      -      3      7      2      5
Baltimore ORIOLES            -      1      -      -      1      -      7
Boston RED SOX               2      2      6      1      2      1      2
Chicago CUBS                 -      -      -      1      2      -      1
Chicago WHITE SOX            -      -      -      -      1      -      2
Cleveland INDIANS            -      -      -      -      9      -      -
Detroit TIGERS               1      1      -      -      -      1      2
St. Louis CARDINALS          8      -      -      -      1      1      1
OTHER SPECIFY(VOL)           3      5      2      3      6      4      2
DK/NA                        2      -      4      1      3      1      1