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Mets’ fans confidence in direction of team continues to drop

The Mets are in first place, but confidence in the direction of the team hit a new low.

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In the fifth installment of the SB Nation FanPulse poll, just 63 percent of Mets fans said they’re confident in the direction of the team. That is, by far, the lowest mark of the season, as that percentage has come in at 97, 93, 90, and 81 over the past four weeks, respectively. Perhaps watching Jason Vargas and Chris Flexen make starts had something to do with it.

Of the competitive teams in the division, the Phillies and Braves have higher confidence ratings, with Philadelphia at 86 percent and Atlanta at 84 percent. Only 45 percent of Nationals fans expressed confidence in the direction of their team.

As for Mickey Callaway, his approval rating came in at 39 percent this time around. Over the past three weeks, it’s held steady right around that mark.

And the national question this week had to do with whether or not it’s okay for pitchers to bean hitters—a question that was intended to convey a regular plunking and not head-hunting. On that question, 60 percent of fans said no.