Quinnipiac University conducted a poll of NYC residents. The results? New Yorkers still love the Yankees more than the Mets. From Oren Yaniv:
Among the New Yorkers who expressed interest in big-league baseball, more than half – 56% – pledged alliance to the Bronx Bombers and only a third said they root for the Mets, a Quinnipiac poll found.
In a theoretical Subway Series, the Yanks are fan favorites, 55% to 42%, holding an edge in every borough but Queens, where the Amazin’s play.
“Except for Queens, New York City still is the home of the Bronx Bombers,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
The poll showed that the most popular Yankee is Derek Jeter (like, duh) with 48%. A-Rod is second with 9%, down from 15% last year. Well, he deserved his slide. All I know is that when Jeter’s contract is up, it’ll be a PR nightmare for the Yankees.
David Wright was the most popular Met at 27%, followed by Jose Reyes at 17%. Just about an equal amount of fans (~30%) said they would visit the New Yankee Stadium as they would CitiField.
Also, I’m disappointed at my sister. She lives in Queens and she didn’t vote.