Fans want to see Bonds testify
Baseball fans surveyed by ESPN and ABC News are unsatisfied with Major League Baseball's handling of the steroids scandal.
That said, they want baseball -- and not the government -- to handle enforcement.
Those surveyed would like to see similar testimony from Barry Bonds, who has been at the center of the ongoing BALCO investigation. He was not subpoenaed to appear in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Fans also have concerns about baseball's records, and would like to see those set with the help of performance-enhancing drugs removed from the record books.
Commissioner Bud Selig has already said there will be no asterisks in the record books.
The random national survey of 603 adults who considered themselves baseball fans was conducted Friday-Tuesday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.
Who should be in charge of creating and enforcing rules against the use of performance-enhancing drugs by pro baseball players?
Percent MLB 70 Federal government 26 No opinion 4
Should Barry Bonds have been called to testify before a congressional committee on Thursday?
Percent Should 72 Should not 16 No opinion 12
How concerned are you that the use of performance-enhancing drugs by well-known athletes encourages young people to use these drugs?
Percent Very concerned 50 Somewhat concerned 36 Not so or not at all concerned 14
Do you think Barry Bonds did or did not knowingly use steroids?
Percent Did 65 Did not 16 No opinion 19
Do you think players who are found to have broken baseball's rules by using performance-enhancing drugs should be allowed to remain in the records books?
Percent Should not 59 Should 37 No opinion 4
Is Major League Baseball doing enough to prevent the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs by pro baseball players?
Percent Not enough 69 Enough 21 No opinion 10
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