• Garden State Loves The Yankees

    Posted by on June 23rd, 2011 · Comments (6)

    Via Brent Jonnson -

    New Jersey may be wedged between New York and Philadelphia, but when it comes to the state’s baseball fans, the Yankees are apparently twice as loved as the Phillies.

    As for the Mets? They have to settle for third.

    According to a new poll from Quinnipiac University, 48 percent of the Garden State’s baseball fans root for the Yankees, while 22 percent prefer the Phillies. Sixteen percent are Mets fans.

    Three percent root for the Boston Red Sox. Other teams make up 1 percent.

    The survey was conducted among the 56 percent of New Jersey adults who are either “very interested” or “somewhat interested” in Major League Baseball. Quinnipiac surveyed 1,789 New Jersey adults from June 14-19.

    “More New Jersey fans watch New York television than watch Philadelphia television,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “This is what you get in a state with no dedicated TV station, and no Major League Baseball team.”

    “We do, however, have two National Football League teams: the New Jersey Jets and the New Jersey Giants — even if they don’t admit it.”

    The Yankees lead in every section of the state, except the Philadelphia suburbs. There, Phillie fanatics outnumber Yankees fans 77-14 percent.

    Women across the state prefer the Yankees over the Phillies 51-23 percent, with 13 percent for the Mets. For men, it’s the Yankees over the Phillies 46-22 percent, with 19 percent for the Mets.

    Sorry Governor.

    Comments on Garden State Loves The Yankees

    1. redbug
      June 23rd, 2011 | 6:20 pm

      “That means I think the Yankees suck.” said Christie.

      He’s such a crude, arrogant man. He’s just added another reason to why I can’t wait till he’s out of office.

    2. LMJ229
      June 23rd, 2011 | 11:05 pm

      redbug wrote:

      “That means I think the Yankees suck.” said Christie.He’s such a crude, arrogant man. He’s just added another reason to why I can’t wait till he’s out of office.

      Did he really say that? I’m with you redbug, I absolutely can not stand the guy. I can’t wait to get this public embarassment of a Governor out of office. The next election date can’t come fast enough!

    3. Jim TreshFan
      June 23rd, 2011 | 11:10 pm

      @ LMJ229:
      Be careful what you wish for, gentleman. Christie may indeed leave the gubernatorial digs in New Jersey only to move into the White House.

    4. LMJ229
      June 23rd, 2011 | 11:18 pm

      @ Jim TreshFan:
      Well it sure is obvious that that is what he would like to do. But with the recent ratings dive he has taken in the Garden State this past year I very seriously doubt he would get the support of the RNC. And if he doesn’t strike while the iron is hot and he’s voted out of office in NJ he won’t be considered a viable presidential candidate in the future.

      By the way, I am a gentle lady. :)

    5. Raf
      June 23rd, 2011 | 11:27 pm

      Jim TreshFan wrote:

      Be careful what you wish for, gentleman. Christie may indeed leave the gubernatorial digs in New Jersey only to move into the White House.

      As long as he remains plus sized, I doubt Christie will have much of an impact… Yes people are that shallow.

    6. LMJ229
      June 24th, 2011 | 5:02 pm

      Raf wrote:

      As long as he remains plus sized, I doubt Christie will have much of an impact… Yes people are that shallow.

      Good point Raf and quite a shame too. Of course, that’s why he is dieting now …

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