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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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Plurality rates nation’s economy as fair

Forty-seven percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll rate the state of the U.S. economy today as fair. Thirty-seven percent rate it good. Only 4 percent gave the economy an excellent rating, while 12 percent said it is poor.

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Most oppose raise for state lawmakers

More than three out of four RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents are against New York lawmakers getting a pay raise. Of those who favor a raise, 18 percent support the move only if per-diem payments are dropped.

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Snap Poll: Most disapprove of immigration order

The majority of this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents-nearly 60 percent-disapprove of President Barack Obama taking executive action on immigration, though nearly 70 percent favor establishing a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

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Poll: Most do not seek repeal of Obamacare

While a plurality of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents—43 percent—say the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, more than half of the poll participants do not support that move. A year ago, a slight majority favored repeal.

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Snap Poll: Majority confident about retirement

Recent stock market volatility has brought concerns about retirement savings and income into sharper focus, but the majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents are confident that in retirement they will be able to maintain their current standard of living.

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Readers grade 43North competition

RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll readers are split on the 43North competition in Buffalo as an economic development idea. More than half rated it as excellent or good, compared with 18 percent who said fair and 30 percent who said poor.

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Snap Poll: Astorino leads Cuomo for governor

If the election were today, the majority of respondents to the Daily Report Snap Poll—58 percent—would vote for Astorino. Cuomo garnered 31 percent, while 8 percent favor Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins. Libertarian candidate Michael McDermott received 3 percent of the support.

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Most readers oppose Proposal Three

Nearly 80 percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents this week oppose Proposal Three, the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014.

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