There is almost no gender gap in the Indians-Reds rivalry as men back the Indians 43 - 35 percent and women cheer for Cleveland 40 - 33 percent.

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According to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, a total of 49 percent of Ohio adults say they are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in Major League Baseball.

Among those fans, 42 percent say the Cleveland Indians are their favorite team, while 34 percent cheer for the Cincinnati Reds, with 4 percent for the Pittsburgh Pirates and 3 percent each for the Detroit Tigers, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

There is almost no gender gap in the Indians-Reds rivalry as men back the Indians 43 - 35 percent and women cheer for Cleveland 40 - 33 percent.

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"The Indians are Ohio's favorite Major League Baseball team even without winning a World Series in more than half a century," Brown said. "The Reds have been more successful historically, but have fewer fans. None of the out-of-state teams has more than a handful of support."

From July 24 - 28, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,539 Ohio adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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