Conn. Still Belongs To Yankees; Red Sox No. 2, Mets Distant Third In Quinnipiac Poll
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — It seems things don’t change much in Connecticut — at least when it comes to MLB fandom.
The Yankees remain the Constitution State’s favorite pro baseball team, topping the Boston Red Sox for the fourth straight year in Quinnipiac University’s annual poll.
The survey, which has an error margin of 2.2 percentage points, has the Bronx Bombers as the favorite of 43 percent of Connecticut fans, while 38 percent prefer the Sox. That’s identical to last year’s poll results.
The Mets came in a distant third, favored by seven percent of Connecticut fans. Again, the same as last year.
The Red Sox have the edge in older fans, with 46 to 34 percent of those over 65 rooting for the boys from Beantown.
As usual, the Yankees dominate the fan base in Fairfield County and southern Connecticut, while the Red Sox are favored in the north and east.
Support for the teams has fluctuated since the survey began in 2003. That year, the Yankees led by 14 points. The Red Sox had a statistically insignificant one-point lead in 2008, the only year the Bombers did not come out on top.
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