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>Litchfield County is still Red Sox country

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>We catch some flak at The Register Citizen from Yankees fans, including from some within the building, about Red Sox coverage being given stronger play in the newspaper than the American League’s team from New York.
I think it’s intensified because the publisher is very openly a Red Sox fan and Yankee hater.
Our argument has always been that a majority of people in Northwest Connecticut are Red Sox fans, with Yankees fans admittedly being a close second, and Mets fans being somewhere in the 10 percent range.
Well … now we have official confirmation.
A Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday made headlines because it showed that statewide, the Yankees were favored slightly over the Red Sox, a switch from one year ago when the Sox were still riding high from their second World Series win of the decade.
But when you break the poll down by region within Connecticut, 41 percent of Litchfield County residents are Red Sox fans, compared to 32 percent pledging allegiance to the Yankees.
The poll showed 11 percent supporting the Mets, but also showed 9 percent as Chicago Cubs fans, so try to figure that one out. (The Cubs registered at 2 percent in New London County and not at all in the rest of the state.)
In fact, if you remove Fairfield County (which is basically a borough of New York City anyway) and New Haven County (just because), Connecticut is firmly a member of Red Sox Nation.
Hartford County favors the Red Sox, 53 to 37 percent, and New London County, 59 to 28 percent.

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Written by mattderienzo

June 2, 2009 at 7:24 pm

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  1. >I'm not even a baseball fan at all, but for a newspaper, I don't see that 41% to 32% is that big a difference. I don't think it gives you the right to present news with a bias. Lets put it this way — pretend — without have convulsions or a heart attack — that you were a Yankees fan. Or, perhaps that the percentages were reversed — wouldn't you be arguing that the paper needed to balance the coverage since there are still a large number of fans of both teams in our area? And NEWS reporting is not supposed to be biased?

    Susan

    June 7, 2009 at 11:55 am


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