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Readers split on minimum wage hike

By 53 percent to 47 percent, respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll narrowly oppose an increase in the state’s minimum wage.

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Snap Poll: Majority favors part-time Legislature

Following the arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, some Albany lawmakers and others have said it is time to switch to a full-time Legislature with higher base pay and a limit or ban on outside income. Nearly two-thirds of respondents to the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll still favor a part-time Legislature.

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Snap Poll: Most oppose free community college

Saying Americans need more knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a growing global economy without piling up decades of debt, President Barack Obama has proposed bringing the cost of two years of community college “down to zero.” A majority of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are not sold on the idea, though.

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Plurality favors Walker for GOP nod

A narrow plurality—27 percent—of Rochester Business Journal Daily Report Snap Poll respondents favor Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over other potential candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

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Upstate competition gets thumbs down

Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced a $1.5 billion economic revitalization competition, and nearly half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents gave it a poor grade.  See dozens of comments from readers.

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Bills’ hiring of Ryan gets good grades

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The Buffalo Bills have hired Rex Ryan as head coach, and roughly half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents are impressed. A plurality—27 percent—graded the hiring a B, while another 23 percent gave it top marks of an A. By contrast, 10 percent are wildly unimpressed. 

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Snap Poll: Most favor retail for Midtown parcel

More than half of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents favor retail, including specialty shops and restaurants, for Parcel 5 at the Midtown Rising development site.

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Drop in gas price is a positive, most say

More than 80 percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents think the impact of falling crude oil and gas prices is positive, and 71 percent say it is good news for their business.

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