Yankees beat Red Sox in QU poll of Connecticut fan’s favorite teams

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HAMDEN — Forget the race for president for a minute or two. Quinnipiac University’s annual poll of the state’s favorite baseball team shows the New York Yankees beating the Boston Red Sox.

The Yankees are still number one in the hearts of Connecticut baseball fans, topping the Boston Red Sox 44 to 36 percent in Quinnipiac University’s 14th Annual Connecticut Baseball Poll released Thursday.

This is the biggest lead in 11 years.

The New York Mets can claim 13 percent of the state’s fans, which is double last year’s ranking.

The split is 55 percent Yankees and 13 percent Red Sox in Fairfield County and 48 percent Yankees to 29 percent Red Sox in New Haven and Middlesex Counties.  As you head north and east, the Red Sox dominate 50 – 34 percent in Hartford County and 54 – 37 percent in Tolland, Windham and New London Counties.

“The surprise in this year’s Baseball Poll is the Mets, who may be getting a boost from their World Series appearance last year,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

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