Old, Injured, Big-Contract-Laden Yankees Top Red Sox in New Q-Poll

From Quinnipiac University:

The New York Yankees thump the Boston Red Sox 44 – 37 percent among Connecticut baseball fans, the biggest Bombers’ lead since 2006, in Quinnipiac University’s 13th Annual Connecticut Baseball Poll released today.

This compares to the Yankees’ five-point margin in each of the last four years of the survey conducted by the independent Quinnipiac University.

Today, the New York Mets win the hearts of 6 percent of fans, their worst showing ever.
The Baseball Poll measures the loyalty of 51 percent of Connecticut adults who say they are “very interested” or “somewhat interested” in Major League Baseball.

Men back the Bombers 43 – 36 percent, while women like pinstripes 45 – 38 percent.

The Yankees are up 53 – 15 percent in Fairfield County and 52 – 33 percent in New Haven and Middlesex Counties. The Red Sox rule 51 – 32 percent in Hartford County and 57 – 34 percent in Tolland, Windham and New London Counties.

“The Captain may have retired, but the Yankees widen their dominance over the Red Sox with Connecticut baseball fans rallying to the Yankees by the largest margin we’ve seen in nearly a decade,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.