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Family is why readers choose Rochester

When asked for the primary reason why they live in Rochester, nearly half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll chose family ties.

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Snap Poll: Mickelson is pick to win 95th PGA title

The plurality of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll-30 percent-predict Phil Mickelson will win the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club.

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Restaurant 2 Vine tops recommendations

RBJ Daily Report readers named Restaurant 2 Vine as the favorite among fine-dining restaurants to recommend for out-of-town visitors to the Rochester/Finger Lakes region. In second place is Richardson’s Canal House, and rounding out the top four are Black & Blue Steak and Crab and Rooney’s Restaurant.

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Readers favor print over e-book format

Respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are loyal to traditional book formats. Seventy percent favor print over e-books.

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Readers favor delaying parts of health law

Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support a one-year delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, which requires employers with more than 50 full-time employees to provide health care coverage for their workers or pay fines.

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Snap Poll: Give disgraced politicians second chance?

More than four out of five respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they would not vote for a politician convicted of any crime involving his or her elected office, or one who was convicted of a felony. Only 14 percent say they would not rule out voting for a disgraced politician.

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Readers split on same-sex marriage issue

Respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll were nearly evenly split on whether same-sex marriage should be a right protected by the U.S. Constitution or left for each state to decide. See dozens of comments from readers.

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More than 75 percent oppose tax-free plan

More than three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are opposed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Tax-Free NY proposal, which is intended to be a magnet for new jobs and businesses.

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Most back surveillance to fight terrorism

While the majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll supports surveillance to combat terrorism, more than 70 percent say such programs should be more transparent. See dozens of comments from readers.

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Snap Poll majority: B&L sale is bad for employees

Nearly three out of four respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say that in the long run, the planned acquisition of Bausch & Lomb Holdings Inc. by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is not good for B&L employees.

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Snap Poll: Most think politics drove IRS targeting

More than 75 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they believe the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups for closer scrutiny was politically motivated.

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State of the city is ‘fair,’ plurality says

The plurality of respondents say Rochester is in "fair" condition, but nearly 60 percent say the city is in better shape than it was two years ago before Mayor Thomas Richards took over.

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Majority says property tax cap not a success

More than 60 percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll disagree with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's assessment of New York's property tax cap as a "tremendous success."

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