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Kentucky, Connecticut Top Pick Now for NCAA Championship

Saturday, April 02, 2011

March Madness this year produced a Final Four in the Men’s Basketball Championship that only 2 people out of 6 million picked in ESPN brackets.

Today, the semi-finals match the Butler Bulldogs against the Rams from Virginia Commonwealth in the first game and the Kentucky Wildcats against the University of Connecticut Huskies in the second. Two-thirds of those following the tournament think the eventual champion will come from that second match-up. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Overall, 33% think Kentucky will win both today and in the big game on Monday night. Thirty-two percent (32%) say the same about Connecticut. Only 13% think Butler will win it all despite their second straight Final Four appearance. Twelve percent (12%) expect Virginia Commonwealth to continue their amazing run all the way to the title.

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The survey of  711 NCAA Basketball Tournament Fans was conducted on March 29-April 1, 2011 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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