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Confidence in the Cubs and Joe Maddon is down after the rough week they’ve had

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And some numbers on whether fans think there should be an international draft.

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The Cubs have lost five of their last seven and that has shaken fan confidence in the team and manager Joe Maddon, based on the latest SB Nation FanPulse survey results.

After two straight weeks of 95 percent confidence in the team’s performance, the current survey has only 73 percent of fans confident in the Cubs for this week. A couple of wins this weekend against the Cardinals would likely increase that number in the next survey.

Joe Maddon’s approval numbers are down, too, although still pretty good. After five straight weeks of at least 94 percent approval, Joe’s down to 89 percent in the latest results.

The national question asked this week was regarding a possible international draft:

This is something that’s still up for negotiation between players and owners in the next collective-bargaining session. The current agreement runs through the 2021 season. It might not happen, but as you can see by these results, fans are overwhelmingly in favor of an international draft.

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