June 13, 2012 - Phillies Out Of The Cellar In Quinnipiac University Pennsylvania Baseball Poll

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The Philadelphia Phillies streak from the cellar to first place among Pennsylvania baseball fans, topping the Pittsburgh Pirates 48 - 25 percent in Quinnipiac University's annual Pennsylvania Baseball Poll released today.

The New York Yankees capture the hearts of 8 percent of Keystone State fans, followed by the Baltimore Orioles with 3 percent and the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox, with 2 percent each, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

A total of 53 percent of Pennsylvania adults, including 62 percent of men and 45 percent of women, are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball.

Among these fans, the Phillies rule in the northeast and southeast corners of the state, and of course the City of Brotherly Love, where 96 percent of fans back the hometown favorites. The Pirates are number one in the northwest and southwest corners of the state and claim the loyalty of 78 percent of fans in Allegheny County.

Central Pennsylvania goes to the Phillies 38 - 19 percent.

"The Phillies are having trouble in the National League East, but they are still number one among Keystone State fans," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Now, if Howard, Utley and Halladay can get healthy..."

From June 5 - 10, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,129 adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 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.

24. (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
 
Very interested      20%    29%    12%
Smwht interested     33     33     33
Not at all           47     37     56
DK/NA                 -      -      -
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very interested      20%    25%    18%    29%    17%    14%    16%
Smwht interested     32     42     30     36     28     35     30
Not at all           47     32     52     34     55     51     54
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: (All adults) How interested are you in following major league baseball; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ALL ADULTS....
                     Jun 13  Jun 17
                     2012    2011
 
Very interested      20      21
Smwht interested     33      30
Not at all           47      49
DK/NA                 -       -
 
 
25. (If interested in baseball q24) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS Q24...............................
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Phldlph PHILLIES     48%    45%    51%
Pittsburgh PIRATES   25     27     23 
New York YANKEES      8      9      8 
New York METS         2      2      2 
Baltimore ORIOLES     3      3      3 
Boston RED SOX        2      2      2 
Chicago CUBS          1      2      - 
Detroit TIGERS        1      1      1 
Los Angeles ANGELS    1      1      - 
Los Angeles DODGERS   1      1      - 
Milwaukee BREWERS     1      1      1 
St. Louis CARDINALS   1      1      - 
Texas RANGERS         1      1      - 
Other team            2      1      2 
DK/NA                 4      3      5 
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Phldlph PHILLIES      -     96%    43%    86%     4%     -     38%
Pittsburgh PIRATES   78      -      1      3     59     76     19
New York YANKEES      7      1     36      1     11      -     10
New York METS         1      -      2      2      2      5      3
Baltimore ORIOLES     5      -      -      -      2      -     10
Boston RED SOX        -      -      2      2      2      -      5
Chicago CUBS          -      -      5      1      -      2      1
Detroit TIGERS        -      -      3      1      3      -      -
Los Angeles ANGELS    5      -      -      -      2      -      -
Los Angeles DODGERS   -      -      2      -      1      -      2
Milwaukee BREWERS     -      2      -      -      -      1      2
St. Louis CARDINALS   -      -      -      -      1      -      3
Texas RANGERS         -      -      -      -      -      1      2
Other team            1      1      1      1      5      -      4
DK/NA                 3      -      5      2      9     16      3
 
TREND: (If Very or Somewhat interested) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS
                     Jun 13  Jun 17
                     2012    2011
 
Phldlph PHILLIES     48      51
Pittsburgh PIRATES   25      22
New York YANKEES      8       8
New York METS         2       3
Atlanta BRAVES        -       2
Baltimore ORIOLES     3       2
Boston RED SOX        2       2
Chicago CUBS          1       1
Chicago WHITE SOX     -       1
Cleveland INDIANS     -       1
Detroit TIGERS        1       1
Los Angeles ANGELS    1       -
Los Angeles DODGERS   1       -
Milwaukee BREWERS     1       -
St. Louis CARDINALS   1       1
Texas RANGERS         1       -
Other                 2       3 
DK/NA                 4       1