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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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Most readers favor minimum wage hike

Fifty-five percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favor an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, up from the current minimum of $7.25, which has been in effect since July 2009. But 19 percentage points of the support is qualified by a requirement that the hike be paired with tax relief for small businesses.

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Snap Poll: Most oppose publicly financed campaigns

By a 10-point margin, the majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose instituting public financing of political campaigns in New York.

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Most opposed to in-flight cellphone calls

More than 90 percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are opposed to allowing in-flight use of cellphones for voice calls.

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