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Readers split on stimulus, strategy for cutting deficit

More than 60 percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say less fiscal stimulus is what's called for now, while a third favors more stimulus. But when tabulated by political party affiliation, the numbers tell a very different story.

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More say they are worse off now than four years ago

By a narrow margin, more respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say they are worse off financially than they were four years ago, compared with those who think they are better off. When separated by political affiliation, however, attitudes vary widely.

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Majority sees advantages of information technology

Nearly all respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say information technology and the Internet have changed the way they do business, with 84 percent saying it was for the better. However, they have a more divided view of globalization, another trend that has affected the U.S. economy.

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Majority of readers favors stricter gun-control laws

By a margin 57 percent to 43 percent, respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favor stricter gun-control laws. At the same time, more than half of readers, 54 percent, say better diagnosis and treatment of those with mental illness would do more than stricter gun-control laws to prevent mass shootings.

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Majority feels safe within Rochester’s Inner Loop

Despite reports of a jump in violent crime in the city of Rochester, most readers say they do not feel at risk within the Inner Loop—among the safest parts of the city statistically.

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Sweeping majority supports extension of Bush tax cuts

More than 95 percent of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support a one-year extension of the income-tax cuts enacted under President George W. Bush, which are set to expire at the end of the year. Readers are split, however, on who should get these extended cuts.

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Slight majority opposes Affordable Care Act ruling

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By 51 percent to 49 percent, respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll narrowly oppose the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

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Majority opposes unlimited corporate campaign spending

More than three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which allows unlimited corporate and union campaign spending.

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