As the 2009 Major League Baseball season enters its second half, the chief executive of the league earns positive reviews from the plurality of fans.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of baseball fans say MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is doing a good or excellent job. Only 14% give the commissioner a poor rating.
The commissioner earns slightly higher ratings from fans who watch the game at least once a week than those who say they watch occasionally.
Selig, who has been the acting commissioner since 1994 and official commissioner since 1998, is credited with several major changes to the game, including revenue sharing and a strict crackdown on steroid use by players. He is held largely responsible for a financial turnaround in baseball through increased revenue and fan attendance.
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