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35% of Baseball Fans Say Josh Hamilton AL MVP So Far, NL Wide Open

Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton is running away with the vote for American League Most Valuable Player at this season’s halfway point, but the National League honor is still up for grabs. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Baseball Fans say Hamilton has been the AL MVP so far this season, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. a New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is a distant second with 16% of the vote. Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is viewed as the MVP by 11% of fans. No other top performers draw five percent (5%) of the vote. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 639 Baseball Fans was conducted on July 5, 2012 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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