Ballplayers are Overwhelmingly Conservative
Over at Getting Blanked, Dustin Parkes has posted some of the results from a recent informal poll ESPN had with baseball players over their political affiliations. Not shockingly, the players are overwhelmingly conservative which, considering they are rich and hail from Southern and Midwestern climates, traditional conservative bases, is not too shocking. However, the enormous gap between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is strange—I would have thought it to be closer to an 60/40 split rather than 80-4:
Who do you want to win the election?
- 81.8% for Governor Mitt Romney;
- 13.6% undecided; and
- 4.6% of President Barack Obama.
If you’re a pinko commie liberal like me who believes that we should all move into a vegetable-growing commune and sing songs while playing the klezmer, you can take comfort in the small sample size of 20 players surveyed. And if you disagree with that statement, then you can happily sit back with the knowledge that if you were to talk politics with a ballplayer, you guys would have something in common.