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Opening Week: Yankees Favorite to Win 2012 World Series

Baseball fans have yet to see a regular season game played in the states, but a modest plurality is already predicting a 28th World Series win for the New York Yankees.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Adults who watch professional baseball at least once a week shows that 17% believe the Bronx Bombers are likely to win this year’s World Series. Not far behind the Yankees are their biggest rivals, the Boston Red Sox, with 12% of the vote. Both the Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers are picked by nine percent (9%) of fans to win the Fall Classic, while eight percent think the third time’s the charm for the Texas Rangers.

The survey of 800 Major League Baseball Fans was conducted on March 26, 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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