Monday, January 27, 2014

Harrris Poll: Again, MLB A Distant Number Two

For the thirtieth straight year, NFL football is the most popular sport in America. Major League Baseball languishes in a distant second place—trailing by a full 21 points (35% to 14%). A new Harris Poll once again shows that baseball is only marginally ahead of college football on the popularity list (just a three-point edge). For all the talk of how retiring Commissioner Bud Selig 'saved' the sport, the truth is that since the devastating 1994 strike, baseball has been an 'also-ran' in the hearts of Americans. Demographically, baseball supporters have a greater tendency to make over $100,000 a year in household income. In general, America doesn't. Thanks, Bud!