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Losing streak has confidence waning among Royals fans, according to Fanpulse results

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Fans also chime in on who should be the Royals’ closer.

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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Royals fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

A nine-game losing streak has quashed any of the good feelings Royals fans had at the outset of the season, and our latest FanPulse results show diminished confidence in the direction of the club. According to this week’s results, 53% of survey respondents are confident in the direction of the Royals, down from 70 percent last week.

Survey results also found that 70 percent approve of the job manager Ned Yost is doing, down from 93 percent before the season began.

The bullpen has been a big part of the slow start, so we asked FanPulse respondents - who should be the Royals’ closer? Kyle Zimmer was the most popular answer with 43 percent of the vote, as this question was posed before his demotion. Ian Kennedy was next with 27 percent of the vote, and Brad Boxberger received 23 percent of the vote, with Wily Peralta getting just 7 percent.

FanPulse also asked fans across all baseball sites how they felt about bat-flips.

Remember, you can sign up to participate in the FanPulse surveys at this link! Surveys will go out each week and only take a few minutes to complete. Check back next week for more FanPulse results!