March 24, 2014 - New York City Baseball Fans Back Yanks Over Mets 2-1, Quinnipiac University Big Apple Baseball Poll Finds
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The Mets ain't so amazin', even in Queens, as New York City baseball fans back the Yankees over the Mets 61 - 27 percent in Quinnipiac University's Big Apple Baseball Poll released today. The Boston Red Sox win the love of 3 percent.

The Bombers are on top in every borough, from a 76 - 15 percent lead in The Bronx to a slim 50 - 43 percent edge in Queens, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Men, women and fans in every age group go for the pinstripes.

The fan base is a total of 46 percent of New York City adults who say they are very interested or somewhat interested in Major League Baseball.

As Opening Day approaches, 43 percent of New York City baseball fans expect the Yankees to win the World Series, with 9 percent dreaming of a Mets victory and 6 percent pulling for the Red Sox.

If there were a Subway World Series, New Yorkers back the Yankees over the Mets 59 - 37 percent.

"Root, root, root for the Yankees. The Bombers are the favorite home team in the Big Apple Baseball Poll. Make the most of it. This is Derek Jeter's last year," said Quinnipiac University Poll Assistant Director Maurice Carroll.

From March 12 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,621 New York City 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, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

34. (All adults) How interested are you in following major league baseball; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ALL ADULTS...................................
                                          AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very interested      19%    27%    12%    16%    18%    22%    24%
Smwht interested     27     28     26     17     29     31     32
Not at all           53     44     61     67     52     47     43
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      1
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
Very interested      22%    18%    20%    18%    26%
Smwht interested     30     23     26     31     25
Not at all           48     58     52     51     49
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -
 
TREND: How interested are you in following major league baseball - very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ALL ADULTS....................................
                     Mar 24  Aug 15  Jul 29  Mar 25  Aug 31  May 28
                     2014    2013    2011    2009    2007    2007
 
Very interested      19      18      17      19      27      23
Smwht interested     27      31      30      31      29      32
Not at all           53      51      52      49      44      45
DK/NA                 -       -       -       1       -       -
 
 
35. (If Very or Somewhat interested q34) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS Q34............................
                                          AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
New York YANKEES     61%    61%    60%    75%    65%    55%    49%
New York METS        27     26     29     13     23     34     38
Atlanta BRAVES        1      1      -      -      1      1      -
Boston RED SOX        3      3      3      2      2      3      3
Cleveland INDIANS     1      1      -      -      1      -      -
Pittsburgh PIRATES    1      1      1      -      1      -      -
San Francisco GIANTS  1      1      1      1      1      -      1
DK/NA                 5      4      6      9      3      3      6
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
New York YANKEES     76%    62%    59%    50%    65%
New York METS        15     25     16     43     30
Atlanta BRAVES        -      -      1      -      4
Boston RED SOX        1      2      6      2      1
Cleveland INDIANS     -      1      1      -      -
Pittsburgh PIRATES    1      -      -      1      -
San Francisco GIANTS  -      1      2      -      -
DK/NA                 5      6      7      4      -
 
TREND: (If Very or Somewhat interested in major league baseball) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS.................................
                     Mar 24  Aug 15  Jul 29  Mar 25  Aug 31  May 28
                     2014    2013    2011    2009    2007    2007
 
Atlanta Braves        1       -       1       -       -       -
Baltimore Orioles     -       -       1       -       -       1
Boston Red Sox        3       3       3       3       3       3
Cleveland Indians     1       -       -       -       1       -
Los Angeles Dodgers   -       1       -       1       -       1
New York Mets        27      23      26      33      35      36
New York Yankees     61      62      59      56      51      50
Philadelphia Phillies -       1       1       -       -       -
Pittsburgh PIRATES    1       -       -       -       -       -
San Francisco Giants  1       1
St. Louis Cardinals   -       -       1       -       -       1
Texas Rangers         -       -       1       -       -       -
OTHER SPECIFY         -       2       -       1       2       1
DK/NA                 5       5       4       4       5       5
 
 
36. (If Very or Somewhat interested q34) Who do you think will win the World Series?
                     BASEBALL FANS Q34............................
                                          AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
New York YANKEES     43%    43%    42%    53%    45%    41%    32%
New York METS         9      5     13      1      8      9     14
Baltimore ORIOLES     1      1      -      1      1      1      -
Boston RED SOX        6      8      3      3      7      6      5
Detroit TIGERS        1      2      -      1      2      2      1
Los Angeles DODGERS   2      3      -      2      2      2      2
San Francisco GIANTS  1      1      2      1      2      3      -
St. Louis CARDINALS   2      3      1      1      1      3      2
DK/NA                33     30     37     35     28     33     42
 
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl
 
New York YANKEES     55%    41%    38%    39%    46%
New York METS         6     11      2     12     14
Baltimore ORIOLES     1      1      2      -      -
Boston RED SOX        5      5      6      7      6
Detroit TIGERS        1      1      1      1      4
Los Angeles DODGERS   1      2      3      3      2
San Francisco GIANTS  -      1      2      2      1
St. Louis CARDINALS   1      3      2      2      -
DK/NA                27     36     38     32     26
 
 
37. (If Very or Somewhat interested q34) If there was a subway World Series this season, who would you want to win it, the Yankees or the Mets?
                     BASEBALL FANS Q34............................
                                          AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-29* 30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yankees              59%    58%    59%    78%    59%    53%    51%
Mets                 37     37     36     20     35     44     45
DK/NA                 4      5      4      2      6      3      4
 
                     AREA.............................
                     Brnx   Kngs   Man    Qns    StIsl*
 
Yankees              78%    54%    64%    49%    53%
Mets                 21     40     31     47     42
DK/NA                 1      6      6      4      5
 
(If Very or Somewhat interested in major league baseball) If there was a subway World Series this season, who would you want to win it, the Yankees or the Mets?
                     BASEBALL FANS.................
                     Mar 24  Mar 25  Aug 31  May 28
                     2014    2009    2007    2007
 
Yankees              59      55      52      49
Mets                 37      42      44      48
DK/NA                 4       2       4       3
 
 

Demographic Summary