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Joe Maddon’s approval rating stays steady

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... and confidence in the Cubs remains a bit shaky.

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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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


For those of you in FanPulse, we asked the same two questions we have over the four weeks of this survey. First, about your approval of Joe Maddon’s performance as Cubs manager:

The specific number for the April 15 vote is 86 percent, once again the overwhelming majority of voters were happy with Joe’s performance.

Confidence in the team’s overall performance, though, continues to be lagging. On Opening Day 83 percent of voters were confident in the Cubs. That dropped to 63 percent and 58 percent over the next two weeks, as the Cubs got off to a 2-7 start. Even though the team has started winning over the last week or so, the confidence rating hasn’t improved. The last vote had confidence in the Cubs at only 57 percent. Hopefully, more wins will improve that rating next week.

FanPulse voters across all MLB teams were also asked last week who they thought got a better deal when a team signs a player to a long-term, undervalue contract. More than two-thirds said the team does:

You can still sign up to participate in FanPulse at the link at the top of this article.