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LAST WEEK SI conducted a poll of nearly 350 players in the three major in-season leagues—MLB, the NHL and the NBA—asking them which candidate they support in the presidential election. (Only eligible voters were surveyed, and they were guaranteed anonymity.) Some made well-reasoned arguments: one NHL player gave a long, thoughtful explanation of his choice, concluding that he liked John McCain because the senator can "work both sides of the aisle." And many NBA players, who overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama, were more interested in making this a historic election than getting their taxes lowered. Others, not so much. A baseball player explained that he's voting for Obama because the team's trainer "said a bunch of nice things about him."
Here's a sampling of what players liked and disliked about each candidate.
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