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Poll says fans oppose Dodgers takeover; what do you think?

April 29, 2011 |  2:21 pm

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It appears baseball fans, in general, are feeling some sympathy for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt.

In a survey conducted this week by Seton Hall University's Sharkey Institute, 45% of those polled said Major League Baseball was wrong to take control of the Dodgers. A total of 495 respondents took part in the telephone poll, with 34% supporting the move and 20% saying they didn't know. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Female respondents tended to side with McCourt, with 49% opposed to the takeover of the team. Men in the poll slightly favored the takeover move, with 44% supporting and 42% against.

"In the court of public opinion, the team's ownership seems to be winning versus MLB's decision," poll director Rick Gentile told Bloomberg News.

What do you think?

-- Austin Knoblauch

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Photo: Fans gather near an entrance to Dodger Stadium prior to a game against the Atlanta Braves on April 21. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Associated Press

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