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South Orange NJ, October 4, 2019 — If Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred follows through and finds a way to reduce home runs next season – 85% of the American public will maintain their interest in the game at current levels – and only 6% said their interest would decline.
That was the finding of a Seton Hall Sports Poll conducted this week, where 3% said their interest would increase. 6% didn’t know or had no opinion.
The Poll was conducted among 714 adult Americans across the country, either on landline or cellphone. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percent.