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22% Predict Yankees Will Win World Series

Playoff action begins tonight for Major League Baseball’s wildcard teams, but the American League East champion New York Yankees are the slight favorite to win the World Series this year. However, that’s not necessarily the outcome many baseball fans are hoping for.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 22% of baseball fans believe the Bronx Bombers will win their 28th World Series title this year. Right behind are the Washington Nationals, a team that 17% of fans think will win its first-ever championship. Fourteen percent (14%) believe the Texas Rangers will win the World Series after two unsuccessful trips over the past two seasons. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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