Q Poll: Yankees Fans Outnumber Red Sox Fans In CT

The huge New York Yankees fan margin in Fairfield County once again gives the team a statewide edge over the Boston Red Sox in this year's Quinnipiac University's Connecticut Baseball Poll.

Yankees fans once again outnumber Red Sox fans overall in the state of Connecticut, according to this year's Qunnipiac University poll. Credit: Patch file photo
Yankees fans once again outnumber Red Sox fans overall in the state of Connecticut, according to this year's Qunnipiac University poll. Credit: Patch file photo
Yankees fans across the state are gloating with fan-base pride this morning.

For the reigning World Series Champion Boston Red Sox still trail the New York Yankees 43 to 38 percent when it comes to the total number of fans in Connecticut for each team, according to this year's Quinnipiac University's Connecticut Baseball Poll

This compares to the 42 to 37 percent Yankees lead in the 2013 survey by the independent Hamden-based university. 

"Boston's World Series victory doesn't mean beans in Connecticut, where more fans back the New York Yankees — the favorites for four years now," Dr. Douglas Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac University poll, stated in a press release. "Men and women have shifted, but the overall result is little changed. The Yankees huge margin in Fairfield County gives them a statewide edge.

Mets Fans Base in CT

Additionally, this year's QU poll found that only 8 percent of the state's baseball fans cheer for the New York Mets. 

The university surveyed 2,146 Connecticut adults — with live interview over landlines and cell phones — from Feb. 26 to March 2.

Women Like Boston, Men Like NY

The survey found that a total of 52 percent of Connecticut adults say they are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball overall.

Women fans changed their alignment this year — with 44 percent rooting for the Red Sox and 42 percent for the Yankees, compared to last year when women went for pinstripes 48 to 35 percent.

Men back the Bombers 44 to 34 percent, compared to last year when they split with 40 percent for the Sox and 37 percent for the Yankees. 

County By County

New York neighbors in Fairfield County go to the Yankees 57 to 15 percent, while Hartford County goes to the Sox 51 to 36 percent.

Boston is up 61 to 26 percent in Tolland, Windham and New London Counties.  
J. Scagnetti March 12, 2014 at 04:07 PM
Funny that the sox fans say go sox and we're sox fans while the Classless yankee fans just want to hurl insults. Typical. Anyways, Maine, New Hampshire, the majority of rhode island are sox fans which is why the sox are more identified as New englands team than the yanks. Stick with the crappy half of connecticut and New Jersey that constitutes your fan base. Most of the Yankee fans i encounter have no clue about whats going on in the regular season , they like to wait to see if they win the series otherwise they could care less.
Igor March 12, 2014 at 04:12 PM
Like I said previously. All of them are overpaid egotistical babies. Whatever happened to baseball as a sport and not the big business it used to be?
Jeff Brown March 12, 2014 at 04:12 PM
Sox fan since the 70's no bandwagon here. Awesome season last year! Especially considering that the sox did it with a mix of homegrown talent and low priced free agents. Unlike some teams who went out this year and bought up the entire market.
B-Rad March 28, 2014 at 05:03 PM
Once again the Yankees will be a total failure....Since they started spending money in 2001 they have only won one world series...TOTAL FAILURE!!!! Their management will NEVER learn how to build a team based on players who have playoff experience. Instead they try to buy players where most of them never work out! Chemistry is such a huge factor in winning titles and this is something the Yankee forgot to do like they did back in the late 90's. They will once again a .500 team this year and if they get into the playoffs, they will be quickly ousted once again. REMIND ME WHO THE DEFENDING CHAMPS ARE AGAIN??? OH YES, THAT WOULD BE THE RED SOX. 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 10 YEARS!
Richard Poulton March 28, 2014 at 08:24 PM
Yes, B-Rad, you are correct. Red Sox's have 3 wins in last 10 years. Great, this makes for good baseball between fans on both sides. But seeing you like numbers, let's see the real numbers. Yankee's 27 world series rings. Boston 8. The numbers don't lie. FYI, I could care less either way. Can't wait for football season.


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