Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The Boston Red Sox are 20-8 and on top of the baseball world after a disastrous 2012 season under Bobby Valentine. The team revamped themselves this offseason, and a new manager was brought in: former Boston pitching coach John Farrell. The Sox won their 20th game last season under Bobby Valentine on May 20th, and collapsed in the second half with a 26-50 record. In Massachusetts, fans are in love with the new look Sox led by Farrell. In fact, only 1% of people disapprove of Farrell, according to Public Policy Polling, the third most accurate polling firm in November's presidential election. John Farrell has a 1% disapproval rating with Massachusetts voters. Pretty sure that's a first for anyone in our polling — PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) May 3, 2013 That's pretty noteworthy. A 1% disapproval rating is stellar. But just how good is it, really? To put John Farrell's 1% disapproval in context- George Washington's is 3%, Mother Theresa's 5%, Gandhi's 9%, Santa's 13% — PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) May 3, 2013 Holy crap. Less people disapprove of John Farrell in Massachusetts than the first president of the United States, the most admired person of the 20th century, a non-violent peace advocate, and one of the most beloved fictional characters in history. Great company, indeed. [follow]
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