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Readers react to Supreme Court cases

The majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll agree with last week’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

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Economy and jobs are top election issue

Nearly 80 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say the issue of the economy and jobs is very important to them in deciding whom to support in the upcoming race for the White House.

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Big majority concerned about cyberattack

Slightly less than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they have been a victim of a cyberattack. Nearly all say they are concerned that a major cyberattack could pose a serious threat to the economy or national security of the United States. Among them, 55 percent say they’re very concerned.

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Majority opposes N.Y. fracking ban

In a long-awaited report issued last Thursday, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said it had found no evidence that high-volume hydraulic fracturing has caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States.

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Most favor permanent property tax cap

Nearly 60 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say New York’s property tax cap should be made permanent. Another 31 percent would support that move if it were tied to mandate reform.

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Dinolfo favored for county executive

If the 2015 Monroe County executive election were held today, 63 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they would favor Republican Cheryl Dinolfo over Democrat Sandra Frankel.

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Crime tops downtown living concerns

Roughly 60 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say concerns about crime would dissuade them from moving downtown or remaining a downtown resident.

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Most oppose move on minimum wage

Nearly 70 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s move to increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York.

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Most not optimistic about ethics reforms

More than 70 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll said the ethics reforms recently enacted in Albany will not be effective in fighting corruption in state government.

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Majority against opting out of state tests

Fifty-seven percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll think parents who chose to opt their children out of the Common Core standardized tests made the wrong decision.

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Rooney’s again tops fine-dining picks

RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents appear to really enjoy Rooney’s Restaurant. The Rochester eatery again this year ranks as readers’ favorite place for fine dining in the Rochester area.

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Most say personal income taxes too high

Two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say in terms of fairness, the amount of federal income tax they personally pay is too high. Just 3 percent say they believe they’re paying too little in federal income tax, and 31 percent say the portion they pay is about right.

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Readers grade new 2015-16 state budget

The plurality of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll gave a C grade to the 2015-16 budget agreement reached by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Legislature leaders.

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Majority: Don’t tie teacher pay to tests

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to base 50 percent of teachers’ evaluations on how their students perform on state exams.

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