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Mets fans’ confidence continues to rise sharply

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Even Mickey Callaway is nearing majority approval.

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

Mets fans are feeling almost as good as they have at any point this season, according to this week’s FanPulse poll results. An overwhelming majority—82 percent—of respondents to this week’s poll said they are confident in the direction of the Mets, up significantly from 69 percent last week and just 27 percent two weeks ago. The Mets’ incredible 15-1 stretch and the playoff-like atmosphere at Citi Field over the week undoubtedly had plenty to do with those returns.

Mickey Callaway, whose approval rating in these polls had hovered in the low single digits, is all the way up to 46 percent approval, even though he hasn’t been doing things all that differently during the good times than he had been during the bad. But it’s understandable that things like the confrontation with Tim Healey are feeling like they’re in the distant past, especially since the Mets dumped Jason Vargas, who was the one who threatened violence in that situation.

On the national level, FanPulse turned its attention to the baseball—and whether or not fans think the league intentionally juiced it coming into this season. Unsurprisingly, a healthy majority of respondents said yes.