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Snap Poll: College athletes not employees, most say

Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say college athletes who receive scholarships should not be considered employees of their schools. See dozens of comments from readers.

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CVS right to halt cigarette sales, most say

A resounding 95 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support CVS Caremark’s recent decision to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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Snap Poll: Most not confident about new Kodak chief

More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they are not confident that Eastman Kodak Co.’s new CEO can lead the company to consistent profitable growth.

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Plurality says free trade pacts are bad for Rochester economy

The plurality of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll—43 percent—says the North American Free Trade Agreement has been bad for the Rochester economy. This compares with 40 percent who say it has helped and 17 percent who say its effect has been neutral.

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Readers back possible GOP challengers

In this year’s race for New York governor, respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favored Republicans Donald Trump and Rob Astorino over incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo. In a matchup between Cuomo and 2010 GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, however, Cuomo came out on top.

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Narrow majority supports Common Core

Fifty-three percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support the Common Core educational standards.

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Majority supports raising debt ceiling

More than two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll said Congress should raise the federal government’s debt ceiling, but nearly one-third of those said lawmakers should do so only if they offset the increase with future spending cuts.

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Bills head coach gets mostly good grades

In 2013, the Buffalo Bills finished 6-10 and missed the playoffs for the 14th straight year. In spite of this, most respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll gave Bills head coach Doug Marrone good grades for his first year with the team.

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Most not optimistic about tax-cut package

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll—62 percent—do not believe Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently unveiled tax-relief package will give a big boost to the upstate economy.

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In possible ’16 race, Christie tops Clinton

If the next presidential election were held today and former Sen. Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were on the ballot, 63 percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll would favor Christie.

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