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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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Slight majority of readers favor repeal

A slight majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say the Affordable Care Act should be repealed. The split is much larger, however, when broken down by political affiliation.

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Readers bullish on stock market prospects

The majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents this week were optimistic about the stock market over the next 12 months, with nearly two-thirds expecting it to rise even higher. And in most readers' view, stocks are the best investment for the long term.

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Area’s top economic asset? Higher ed

Higher education institutions top the list of the area's most important economic assets, cited by 85 percent of this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents.

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Lawmakers, president get low marks

Most of this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents gave low approval ratings to President Barack Obama and members of Congress for how they handled the recent showdown over approving stopgap funding for the federal government and raising the debt ceiling.

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Majority opposes casino referendum

More than half of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose amending New York's constitution to allow an expansion of casino gambling. See dozens of comments from readers.

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Snap Poll: Readers pessimistic about Warren as mayor

More than three-quarters of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are pessimistic about City Council President Lovely Warren's ability to effectively lead the city of Rochester if she is elected mayor in November. Warren defeated incumbent Thomas Richards in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary.

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