The team entered August having just completed July with a 13-13 record, and holding on to the slimmest of margins at the top of the NL West, just one-half of a game. But the new arrivals at the trade deadline seemed to improve fan confidence, although the weirdness which likely suppressed July poll numbers probably made the increase seem larger than it actually was.
- 1% - 1 (not confident in the slightest)
- 1% - 2
- 2% - 3
- 4% - 4
- 4% - 5
- 25% - 6
- 37% - 7
- 19% - 8
- 8% - 9 (very, very, VERY confident)
An almost entirely uniform pattern here, summed up as “everything below six dropped, six remained the same and everything above six increased.” Eight was the largest gainer, going up from 7% to 19%. But nine more than doubled, and seven gained 9% on the previous month’s figure.
Below, you can see the breakdown of voting for the past year. Time progresses from the top down, beginning with the August 2017 poll.
A sharp uptick of more than a point last month, going up from 5.66 to 6.75, the latter being an all-time high for the start of August [last year, we polled a 5.92 at the same point, the only time it dipped below six after Opening Day. There was severe concern just after the All-Star break as we got swept by Atlanta and July was the team’s only sub-.500 month, going 10-14] Here’s the chart with all the poll averages.
We still have that narrow lead in the NL West, one game up on the Dodgers, as we enter the final month of the season. But it has been remarkably close: the lead (for whoever) in the NL West has been no more than 11⁄2 games every single day since June 1. With just 27 games left, there is absolytely everything to play for. Have the D-backs got what it takes to come through in September? That is, as usual, what the poll and the comments section below are for!
How confident are you about the Diamondbacks?
This poll is closed
1 (not confident in the slightest)
9 (very, very, VERY confident)