World Series: Partisan divide?
America’s partisan divide apparently extends to baseball’s World Series.
When asking the 79% of Americans who are hoping for a particular team to win the World Series which team they’re backing, Republicans favored the Texas Rangers, while Democrats favored the Detroit Tigers.
Thirty-one percent of Republicans sided with the Texas Rangers and 30% with the St. Louis Cardinals. Thirty percent of Democrats and 31% of independents chose the Detroit Tigers.
Overall among those with an opinion, 29% said they were pulling for the Detroit Tigers, 27% the Texas Rangers, 25% the St. Louis Cardinals, and 20% the Milwaukee Brewers.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 789 Americans (with a World Series favored team) nationwide was conducted October 9, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%.
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