March 13, 2015 - Yankees Bomb Red Sox In Quinnipiac University's 13th Annual Connecticut Baseball Poll Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The New York Yankees thump the Boston Red Sox 44 - 37 percent among Connecticut baseball fans, the biggest Bombers' lead since 2006, in Quinnipiac University's 13th Annual Connecticut Baseball Poll released today.

This compares to the Yankees' five-point margin in each of the last four years of the survey conducted by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Today, the New York Mets win the hearts of 6 percent of fans, their worst showing ever.

The Baseball Poll measures the loyalty of 51 percent of Connecticut adults who say they are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball.

Men back the Bombers 43 - 36 percent, while women like pinstripes 45 - 38 percent.

The Yankees are up 53 - 15 percent in Fairfield County and 52 - 33 percent in New Haven and Middlesex Counties. The Red Sox rule 51 - 32 percent in Hartford County and 57 - 34 percent in Tolland, Windham and New London Counties.

"The Captain may have retired, but the Yankees widen their dominance over the Red Sox with Connecticut baseball fans rallying to the Yankees by the largest margin we've seen in nearly a decade," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

From March 6 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,434 Connecticut adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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55. (Adults) How interested are you in following major league baseball; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all? (* Subgroup too small for reliable analysis)
                     ADULTS................................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very interested      19%    26%    12%    12%    21%    21%
Somewhat interested  32     37     28     35     30     34
Not interested       49     37     60     52     48     44
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      -      1
 
                     COUNTY...............................   
                                                 Tolland  
                                          MdlSex Windham  
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon
                                    *
Very interested      16%    21%           19%    17%
Somewhat interested  33     32            31     36
Not interested       50     46            49     47
DK/NA                 -      1             1      -
 
TREND: (Adults) How interested are you in following major league baseball; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all? (*High also 26% May 2007)
                     ADULTS................................................
                                                             VERY INT......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 13  Mar 11  Jun 20  Apr 27  Jun 16  Jul 03  Mar 13  
                     2015    2014    2013    2012    2011    2008*   2015    
                                                                             
Very interested      19      23      22      22      23      26      19      
Somewhat interested  32      29      30      31      33      32      32      
Not interested       49      47      48      45      44      41      49      
DK/NA                 1       -       -       1       -       1       1      
 
 
56. (If Very or Somewhat interested q55) What is your favorite major league baseball team?
                     BASEBALL FANS.........................
                                          AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Boston RED SOX       37%    36%    38%    33%    36%    40%
New York YANKEES     44     43     45     45     44     43
Atlanta BRAVES        1      1      -      1      1      1
Chicago CUBS          1      -      1      -      1      1
Los Angeles DODGERS   1      1      -      -      -      1
New York METS         6      8      3      4      9      5
Philadelphia PHILLIES 1      2      -      2      1      -
Pittsburgh PIRATES    1      1      -      1      -      1
Other team            1      1      -      2      -      -
DK/NA                 6      3      9      9      4      5
 
                     COUNTY...............................   
                                                 Tolland  
                                          MdlSex Windham  
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon
                                    *
Boston RED SOX       15%    51%           33%    57%
New York YANKEES     53     32            52     34
Atlanta BRAVES        3      -             -      -
Chicago CUBS          2      1             -      -
Los Angeles DODGERS   -      1             -      1
New York METS        12      4             4      4
Philadelphia PHILLIES 3      1             -      -
Pittsburgh PIRATES    -      -             2      -
Other team            2      -             -      -
DK/NA                 7      7             5      3
 
TREND: (If Very or Somewhat interested) What is your favorite major league baseball team? (Data available upon request back to May 2003)
                     BASEBALL FANS ........................................
                     Mar 13  Mar 11  Jun 20  Apr 27  Jun 16  Jun 11  Jun 01
                     2015    2014    2013    2012    2011    2010    2009
 
Atlanta Braves        1       -       1       -       -       1       -
Baltimore Orioles     -       1       -       1       -       1       1
Boston Red Sox       37      38      37      38      38      38      38
Chicago Cubs          1       1       1       -       1       1       1
Cincinnati Reds       -       -       -       -       1       -       1
Cleveland Indians     -       1       -       1       -       -       -
Colorado Rockies      -       -       -       -       1       1       -
Detroit Tigers        -       -       -       1       1       1       -
Los Angeles Dodgers   1       1       1       1       -       -       -
New York Mets         6       8       8       7       7      11       9
New York Yankees     44      43      42      43      43      39      42
Philadelphia Phillies 1       1       1       1       1       -       1
Pittsburgh Pirates    1       -       -       -       -       -       1
St. Louis Cardinals   -       1       1       -       1       -       -
Minnesota Twins       -       -       -       -       1       -       -
Other                 1       -       2       1       -       1       1
DK/NA                 6       3       2       2       3       3       3