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Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.

Director, Quinnipiac University 2011 (203) FOR RELEASE: JUNE 16, Poll

YANKEES TOP RED SOX AMONG CONNECTICUT FANS, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS
The New York Yankees top the Boston Red Sox 43 38 percent, their biggest lead since 2007, in the Quinnipiac University polls annual Connecticut Pennant Race to determine who wins the heart of the states baseball fans. Another 7 percent of Connecticut fans like the Mets, with 1 percent support for other teams scattered like singles around the infield, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. The survey was conducted among the 56 percent of Connecticut adults who say they are very interested or somewhat interested in Major League Baseball. Men back the Yankees 47 35 percent while women go to the Red Sox 42 39 percent. The Bombers are strongest in Fairfield County, where they lead the Sox 57 16 percent with 15 percent for the Mets. Tolland, New London and Windham Counties in eastern Connecticut go to the Red Sox 67 27 percent, with 3 percent for the Mets. Forget the AL East standings. The Yankees have topped the Red Sox in eight of our nine Connecticut Pennant Races, said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD. The gender gap, with men backing the Bombers and women backing the Red Sox, might make for some interesting family discussions or dating dynamics. In 2003, our first poll, the Yankees led by 14 points. The Red Sox chipped away at that lead until they took a statistically insignificant 1 point lead in 2008. From June 8 13, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,456 Connecticut adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones. The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, 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 Smwht interested Not at all DK/NA 23% 33 44 29% 33 38 16% 33 50 -

ALL ADULTS........................... MdlSex Toll,Wndm Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon Very interested Smwht interested Not at all DK/NA 27% 30 43 26% 33 41 19% 46 35 19% 32 48 20% 32 49 -

TREND: How interested are you in following major league baseball - very interested, somewhat interested, or not interested at all? ALL ADULTS........................................... VERY INT..... High Low Jun 16 Jun 11 Jun 1 Jul 3 May 14 Jul 3 Jun 7 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2008 2004 Very interested Somewhat interested Not interested DK/NA 23 33 44 25 33 42 1 23 34 43 26 32 41 26 30 44 26 32 41 1 22 35 43 -

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33. (If Very or Somewhat interested q32) What is your favorite major league baseball team? (* Subgroup too small for reliable analysis) BASEBALL FANS.... Tot Men Wom New York YANKEES 43% Boston RED SOX 38 New York METS 7 Chicago CUBS 1 Cincinnati REDS 1 Colorado ROCKIES 1 Detroit TIGERS 1 Minnesota TWINS 1 Philadelphia PHILLIES 1 St. Louis CARDINALS 1 OTHER SPECIFY(VOL) DK/NA 3 47% 35 6 1 1 1 3 39% 42 9 1 1 1 1 1 4

BASEBALL FANS........................ MdlSex Toll,Wndm Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLon * New York YANKEES 57 36 46 27 Boston RED SOX 16% 48% 33% 67% New York METS 15 3 7 3 Chicago CUBS 1 1 1 Cincinnati REDS 1 1 1 Colorado ROCKIES 3 Detroit TIGERS 2 2 1 Minnesota TWINS 2 1 Philadelphia PHILLIES 2 St. Louis CARDINALS 1 2 OTHER SPECIFY(VOL) 1 DK/NA 5 2 4 1 TREND: (If baseball fan) What is your favorite major league baseball team? (*registered voters) (Data available upon request back to May 2003) BASEBALL FANS ............................................... Jun 16 Jun 11 Jun 1 Jul 3 May 14 May 4 Apr 8 Jun 7 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005* 2004 Atlanta Braves Baltimore Orioles Boston Red Sox 38 Chicago Cubs 1 Cincinnati Reds 1 Cleveland Indians Colorado Rockies 1 Detroit Tigers 1 Los Angeles Dodgers New York Mets 7 New York Yankees 43 Oakland Athletics Philadelphia Phillies 1 Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals 1 Detroit Twins 1 1 1 38 1 1 1 11 39 1 38 1 1 9 42 1 1 1 1 41 1 1 9 40 1 1 1 1 37 1 1 10 43 1 1 35 1 1 12 42 2 1 35 1 1 9 43 1 1 2 1 33 2 1 1 9 43 -

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