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Baseball is Back: What Are Your Picks?

Monday, April 06, 2015

Anything can happen in Major League Baseball’s long season, but fans have some early picks for which team is likely to win this year's World Series.

This Opening Day, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 16% of Baseball Fans think the St. Louis Cardinals will win the World Series this year, while 10% say that of the Los Angeles Dodgers. No other team reaches double-digits. But nine percent (9%) think the Boston Red Sox will be this year’s champs, and eight percent (8%) each say that about the Washington Nationals and the Seattle Mariners.

Six percent (6%) think the Los Angeles Angels will emerge victorious this season, with no other team reaching five percent (5%). Only four percent (4%) think the reigning champions, the San Francisco Giants, will win again this year.  Twenty-four percent (24%) of fans either pick a team not mentioned in the survey or are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 600 Baseball Fans was conducted on March 31-April 1, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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