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Snap Poll

Dow surge doesn’t signal recovery, majority says

A slight majority-53 percent-of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll says the stock market's recent surge does not necessarily signal a strengthening economic recovery. The plurality of readers, however, are optimistic about the prospects for the nation's economy in the next 12 months.

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More than half oppose new gun-control law

More than 60 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, New York's new gun-control law.

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Narrow majority concerned about impact of sequester

Slightly more than half of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll expressed concern earlier this week about across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester, slated to kick in today unless Congress and President Barack Obama reached an eleventh-hour deal on deficit reduction.

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Majority opposes casino gambling in center city

More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose putting a casino in downtown Rochester. Of the 55 percent opposed, 37 percent say they strongly oppose.

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Readers strongly support Richards’ run for mayor

Nearly 90 percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards' run for re-election. Richards announced at a news conference Wednesday morning that he plans to run for mayor in November.

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Housing tops downtown development priorities

With 57 percent, development of owner-occupied housing topped the list of priorities for downtown Rochester. A grocery store and restaurants tied for the second spot, each being chosen by 46 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll.

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Bills get good grades for hiring Marrone as next head coach

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll give the hiring of Doug Marrone as Buffalo Bills head coach a grade of A or B. Only 7 percent of readers give the team a failing grade.

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Cuomo earns strong approval for overall job performance

Eighty percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll approve of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job performance after two years in office, with more than one-third saying they strongly approve.

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