The Indians are the most popular baseball team in Ohio. This news comes from a new study released by Quinnipiac University, which conducts public opinion surveys around the country. The survey (which has a 2.5% margin of error) was conducted between July 24-28, so respondents who were on the fence didn't even know the Indians would go out and win their first four games in August!
There was a 50/50 split among respondents who said they were "very" or "somewhat" interested in Major League Baseball, and those who said they are "not at all" interested. Half the state doesn't care about baseball?! The world is going to hell in a handbasket...
Men (55%) were more likely to express at least some interest than women (45%), and older respondents were more likely to express interest than younger ones. (that's because young people are idiots, who haven't learned enough to appreciate the finer things)
Among those respondents who expressed at least some interest in MLB, 42% identified themselves as Indians fans, while 34% admitted to supporting the Reds. The Pirates were the next most popular team, but had only 4% support. The Yankees, Tigers, and Red Sox each had 3% support, which means 9% of Ohioans ought to be kicked out of the state.