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Snap Poll: Majority say new state budget bad for upstate

The new $121.7 billion state budget includes $700 million for the Upstate Revitalization Fund and $2.25 million for a proposed downtown St. John Fisher College law school. The majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents this week said the ...

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Snap Poll: Nearly half say state of city is better than a year ago

Economic development seen as top priority for Duffy Forty-six percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say that compared with a year ago, the overall state of the city of Rochester is better. Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy Monday evening ...

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Snap Poll: Vast majority approve of plan for city schools

73% are optimistic graduation results will improve A new reform plan for the city schools gets rave reviews from Rochester Business Journal Daily Report readers. Rochester City School District superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard last Friday unveiled the plan, which aims to ...

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Snap poll: 82% say politics is influencing search for MCC president

70% favor candidates named by search committees Search committees Monday recommended two finalists-both community college presidents-to succeed Thomas Flynn as president of Monroe Community College. However, a sharply divided MCC board of trustees approved adding the names of Republicans William ...

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Snap Poll: 83% support bringing back ferry service to Toronto

An overwhelming majority of readers participating in the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support efforts to restore ferry service between Rochester and Toronto. But only 32 percent say they back use of any local taxpayer-funded incentives to encourage a privately ...

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Snap Poll: 93% agree with Spitzer’s decision to leave office

A whopping 93 percent of readers participating in the RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll conducted Wednesday afternoon agree with Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s decision to resign. Spitzer announced his resignation shortly before noon on Wednesday, two days after news reports identified ...

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Snap Poll: Majority pessimistic about future of U.S. economy

Nearly two-thirds–65 percent–of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll are pessimistic about the U.S. economy looking toward the next year. But 59 percent are optimistic about their own family’s financial situation for the next year. National ...

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Snap Poll: Most disagree with appeal of same-sex marriage ruling

More than half-60 percent-of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll disagree with Monroe County’s decision to appeal the same-sex marriage ruling. County Executive Maggie Brooks last Friday said the county plans to appeal an appellate court ...

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Snap Poll: Most readers say free trade pacts are good for the United States

Most readers say free trade pacts are good for the United States More than half-60 percent-of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll think free trade accords such as the North American Free Trade Agreement have been ...

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Snap Poll: Bills will stay in WNY for the long haul

Two-thirds of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say the Buffalo Bills franchise still will be in Western New York five years from now. And if the Bills were to be sold, more than half the ...

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Snap Poll: Bills will stay in WNY for the long haul

Two-thirds of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say the Buffalo Bills franchise still will be in Western New York five years from now. News that the Bills will play annual games in Toronto through 2012 ...

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Snap poll: Readers predict Buffalo Bills will stay in WNY for long haul

Two-thirds of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say the Buffalo Bills franchise still will be in Western New York five years from now. The news that the Bills will play annual regular-season games in Toronto ...

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Snap Poll: Pro teams important to economy, quality of life

Pro sports teams are important to Rochester’s economy and quality of life, but a number of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll do not think it is the city’s job to take on the financial difficulties some ...

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Snap Poll: Obama surges to the top on the eve of Super Tuesday

Obama surges to the top on the eve of Super Tuesday The wave of support for Sen. Barack Obama has reached Rochester. He topped the list of presidential candidates-both Democrats and Republicans-in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, edging ...

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Snap Poll: Obama surges to the top on the eve of Super Tuesday

The wave of support for Sen. Barack Obama has reached Rochester. He topped the list of presidential candidates-both Democrats and Republicans-in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, edging Sen. Hillary Clinton by 5 percentage points. Roughly 1,230 readers took ...

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