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|Posted: Sun Apr 2nd, 2017 02:31 am||
|The tables appear to have turned in New York City.
Residents of America's most populous city very slightly prefer the Mets to the Yankees, according to a poll released Friday, the New York Daily News' Molly Crane-Newman and Larry McShane report.
The poll was conducted by phone from March 23-27 by Quinnipiac University and surveyed 1,605 people. The Mets were preferred by 45 percent of those polled in NYC as compared to 43 percent for the Yankees.
The Yankees continue to dominate polls in upstate New York, however, owning 53 percent of votes there, compared to just 14 percent for the Mets.
A similar poll conducted three years ago showed 59 percent of people in New York City were in favor of the Yankees compared to 37 percent for the Mets.
The cause of their respective swings in popularity seems obvious. The Mets appeared in the postseason each of the past two years, including a trip to the World Series, while the Yankees are moving in a different direction, focusing more on rebuilding through youth.
The Mets also feature popular players such as Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, and Yoenis Cespedes.
The Yankees kick off their regular season Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, while the Mets begin their campaign Monday at home against the Atlanta Braves.