Yes yes yes, the infamous Q-poll says that Connecticut is Yankee Land. But if you actually examine the poll, you'll see how the state numbers get skewed.
Connecticut is made up of eight counties. Five of them went for the Sox (Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New London and Litchfield) in large numbers. Only three of them went for the faded former dynasty to the south. And all three of them lay to the south of the state.
New Haven and Middlesex counties were under 50% and tend to be the "swing" counties. They'll pull for whoever is doing better at that particular moment by a small amount. No, as always is it Fairfield County that skews the poll. Only in that little annoying corner of the state does the New York infection spread it's black hue.
Actually, it's a blue and orange hue. The Mets poll 21% to 16% for the Sox, which throws the result for the whole state off. Without the Mets, the Sox win. Thanks for nothing, guys. You choke year after year during the season but this you succeed at.
And this is what I have always said about Connecticut; Fairfield County is not Connecticut. If you live anywhere else in the state, any coupon you get says "Not valid in Fairfield County". Why? Because they're nothing more than stealth New Yorkers. If I can't get a dollar off a quarter-pounder or a free gallon of milk there, why should they be included in a Connecticut poll?
So enjoy this pseudo-victory, Aviv. All it does is reinforce the fact that southern Connecticut is a world apart from the rest of the state. The real Connecticut still lives and dies with the Sox.