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It’s official; New York City is a Yankee town.

A poll released today by Quinnipiac University found that more New Yorkers like the Yankees than they do the Mets. So there, Shea Faithful.

The poll found that 51 percent of New Yorkers are Yankees fans while 35 percent are Mets fans. Another three percent have a death wish are Red Sox fans, and the rest are Angels fans. Just kidding. The Angels have no fans.

Meanwhile, if the Yanks and Mets were to face off in a Subway Series, no one other than Yankee fans would support the Yanks. The poll found that 51 percent of New Yorkers would root for the Yanks while 44 percent would cheer on the Mets. In other words, this city is filled with Yankee fans and fans of Whichever Team is Playing the Yankees.

Of course, heartthrob Derek Jeter is everyone’s favorite. He gets 43 percent of the Yankee vote with that number actually split evenly between women and men who have a Man Crush on Jeter. I guess. Alex Rodriguez, who we all once booed mercilessly, came in second place.

The borough by borough breakdown is even better. The Yanks enjoy the support of 67 percent of the Bronx, 53 percent of Brooklyn, 50 percent of Manhattan, just 40 percent of Queens and 54 percent of Staten Island. The Mets, meanwhile, rely on 48 percent of Queens residents for their fan base but can count just 1 in four Bronx and Manhattan residents, 35 percent of Brooklynites and 40 percent of the city’s Staten Islanders as fans.

So there it is: Scientific proof that the Yankees are more beloved no matter what those people at Shea Stadium have to say.

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  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I wish I could see some figures for say, 1995 and/or 1986. Call it a hunch, but I think 1 or 2 people might have jumped on the bandwagon in the late-90’s.

  • Jersey

    I wonder what it is for NJ. It always seemed pretty Yankee-heavy growing up.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      NJ is totally Yankees.

      Except them Southern Jersey folks. But they don’t count. Bah. Phillies fans.

  • yankz

    I have a mancrush on Jeter. I’ll admit it.

  • dan

    what % did the jeter man-crush change ebfore and after the herpes/alba rumor.

  • Stylez

    The numbers don’t surprise me although I though queens might’ve been in between 50-55 support % range?

    One horrific story was I went to the met game last saturday and which had duque going against them dodgers (Hey thew tickets were given to me by a friend and they were $72 each with diamond club passes to boot) and I’d have to say I felt like a helpless victim around a bunch of the zodiacs killers. Here I was walking in the stadium the only guy with a yankee jersey and yanke hat. I started to notice the stares, the whispers, I thought I was going to be mangald. I made it through though and got to rag on Reyes and Wright all game haha. A Yankee story to emember

  • Jersey

    Thought I’d point out that the Red Sox fans have moved into the lead in that Caple survey…

  • dan
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  • paul

    “Just kidding. The Angels have no fans” HAHAHAHA so true