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Yankees prevail in latest Connecticut baseball poll

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The Bronx Bombers may have had a rocky start to the season, but they're still number one in Connecticut.

The New York Yankees top Boston Red Sox fans in the state, 44 to 36 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Researchers released their 14th annual baseball poll on Thursday.

This was the Yankees' biggest lead over the Red Sox in 11 years, they said.

The New York Mets earned twice as many percentage points this year with 13.

"Last year they did pretty good. They had a lot of good pitchers...Matt Harvey is from Connecticut so looking towards the Mets now," said Mets fan Christopher Medina.

“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. “The Yankees certainly aren’t making it easy, but Connecticut baseball fans are proving they are loyal through thick and thin.”

Researchers said the poll measured the loyalty of 50 percent of the Connecticut adults who said they were "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball. They polled 1,467 fans from June 1 through 5. The margin of error was +/- 2.5 percentage points.

They said there was very little difference among men, women, younger or older fans.

The Yankees ruled Fairfield County 55 to 13 percent and 48 to 29 percent in New Haven and Middlesex counties.

However, the Red Sox took Hartford County 50 to 34 percent. They also won Tolland, Windham and New London counties 54 to 37 percent.

"I think it's a fun rivalry so once you get more toward the south of Connecticut you see more Yankees fans....more towards Massachusetts you get more Red Sox. Hartford County is more the in between," said Red Sox fan Ryan Kornichuk.

To read the full results of the poll, click here.

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