Survey: McGwire receives less than 30 percent

Updated: January 7, 2007, 2:58 PM ET
ESPN

Over the past two months, ESPN surveyed Hall of Fame voters for their opinions regarding Mark McGwire's presence on the Hall of Fame ballot. ESPN also compiled columns from media members indicating how they voted on their ballot and included those within its survey.

Of those whose surveys were taken and columns were read, the results are below (questions in bold).

How would you vote in the survey? Here's your chance to register your vote.

Will you vote for Mark McGwire, on the first ballot, for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame?


• Yes -- 37 (26.8 percent)
• No -- 101 (73.2 percent)

Of the 101 who said that they would not vote for McGwire, ESPN asked the following question:

If no, will you vote for him in succeeding years?


• Yes -- 5 (5.0 percent)
• No -- 31 (30.7 percent)
• Undecided -- 43 (42.6 percent)
• No opinion given -- 22 (21.8 percent)

We also asked the following questions to those who responded to our survey:

If he were eligible this year, would you vote for Barry Bonds?


• Yes -- 44 (44.4 percent)
• No -- 31 (31.3 percent)
• Undecided -- 24 (24.2 percent)

If he were eligible this year, would you vote for Sammy Sosa?


• Yes -- 20 (20.4 percent)
• No -- 50 (51.0 percent)
• Undecided -- 28 (28.6 percent)

If he were eligible this year, would you vote for Rafael Palmeiro?


• Yes -- 8 (8.2 percent)
• No -- 68 (69.4 percent)
• Undecided -- 22 (22.3 percent)