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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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