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Baseball Fans Predict Detroit Tigers Will Win World Series

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The second half of the Major League Baseball season is underway, and the Detroit Tigers are now the favorite to win the World Series. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 22% of Baseball Fans think the Detroit Tigers will redeem themselves from last year’s series loss, while nearly as many (18%) believe the St. Louis Cardinals will win the World Series.  Eleven percent (11%) say the Boston Red Sox will win it all. 

Seven percent (7%) of fans predict the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves will be this year’s champions, followed by the Oakland Athletics (6%).  This year’s preseason favorite, the Los Angeles Dodgers, come in at four percent (4%).  No other team reaches four percent (4%).  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 745 baseball fans was conducted on July 17-18, 2013 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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