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Despite a better record, Yankees fans are about as confident as Red Sox fans

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Chicago White Sox v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Yankees fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Last night’s win notwithstanding, Yankees fans haven’t expressed a whole lot of optimism on the season. For example, 64% of respondents said they are confident in the overall direction of the team. That number stood at 91% at the end of March. Now compare that to Red Sox fans, who despite their team’s worse start, also have a 64% confidence level in their team.

The discrepancy shows up more when compared to managers. Aaron Boone’s approval rating cratered after holding steady last week.

Boone dropped from 60% to 34%. Meanwhile, Red Sox fans have more faith in Alex Cora. His stock took a dip to 80%, but nowhere near the levels of Boone’s drop-off. That’s notable considering Boston had a much worse start than New York.

Perhaps Cora is riding a wave of good feelings brought on by a World Series win. That would make some sense. In any event, it goes to show that Yankees fans are agitated and have little patience to spare Boone.

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