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NEW POLL SHOWS JETS/METS STILL NOT TOP DRAW IN GARDEN STATE

          A recent Quinnipiac College Poll surveyed New Jersey
     voters' sports interests and focused on interest in
     supporting a Yankees move from New York to the Meadowlands. 
     The poll of 867 NJ residents who say they are registered
     voters was conducted April 1-6 with a margin of error of +/-
     3.3%.  The poll surveyed fans on the subject of their
     favorite pro teams.  In the NBA, 23% named the Knicks as
     their favorite team; 10%, Bulls; 7%, 76ers; 5%, Nets.  With
     the NFL, 27% named the Giants as their favorite team; 13%,
     Eagles; 5%, Jets. In the NHL, 24% list the Devils, 16%,
     Flyers; 14%, Rangers.  For MLB, 36% named the Yankees their
     favorite team; 13% tabbed the Phillies; 11% named the Mets. 
     The following lists a statewide breakdown of voters'
     preferences on the future of the Yankees, compared to a
     similar poll from the end of '96 (Quinnipiac College).

     
SHOULD YANKEES STAY IN NEW YORK OR MOVE TO NEW JERSEY?
TOT
SOUTH
CENTRAL
NORTH
DEC '96
Stay in New York
44%
45%
36%
48%
48%
Move to New Jersey
36%
32%
39%
38%
27%
Don't Know/No Answer
20%
23%
25%
15%
24%

WHO SHOULD PAY FOR STADIUM IF YANKEES MOVE TO NEW JERSEY?
TOT
SOUTH
CENTRAL
NORTH
DEC '96
The State
7%
6%
6%
8%
6%
Independent/ Meadowlands
29%
27%
30%
29%
30%
Yankees
55%
58%
55%
54%
55%
Don't Know/ No Answer
9%
9%
9%
9%
9%

IF YANKS MOVED TO N.J., MORE LIKELY OR LESS TO ATTEND A GAME?
TOT
SOUTH
CENTRAL
NORTH
DEC '96
More Likely
37%
20%
40%
47%
35%
Less Likely
6%
8%
6%
5%
5%
No Difference
55%
71%
52%
47%
58%
Don't Know/No Answer
1%
1%
1%
2%
2%

 

 

 

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