From the Times today -
Normally, the Quinnipiac University polls focus on politics and public policy. Perhaps to mark the end of summer, the university’s latest poll — of 1,461 New York City residents, surveyed from Aug. 21 to 27 — included a smaller sample of 729 baseball fans who were asked about America’s pastime.
The findings, released this morning: 51 percent of the fans polled said the Yankees were their favorite baseball team, compared with 35 percent for the Mets (and 3 percent for the Boston Red Sox).
In a Subway Series, city baseball fans would back the Yankees over the Mets, by a margin of 52 percent to 44 percent. Not surprisingly, support for the Mets in such a hypothetical matchup was strongest among Queens residents (55 percent to 40 percent), and the Yankees found their strongest support in the Bronx (66 percent to 31 percent).
The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points (compared with 3 percentage points in the general survey, which included questions about congestion pricing and other municipal matters).
I’d like to see the results if they asked 7,290 baseball fans in NYC instead of just 729 baseball fans. I would expect to see the Mets number go up with a larger sample size.