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Snap Poll: Outlook on area economy is mixed

Recent data have sent mixed signals about the Rochester-area economy, and respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll reflect the outlook.

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Poll: Outsourcing blamed for job loss

More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll blame trade deals and outsourcing of jobs to lower-cost countries for the decline in manufacturing jobs over the last 25 years.

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Snap Poll: Most oppose pay hike for lawmakers

Nearly two-thirds of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose an increase in New York lawmakers’ annual salary. A state commission has until mid-November to decide if state legislators will get their first pay hike since 1999.

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Cuomo bears responsibility, most say

Ninety-four percent of respondents say Cuomo bears at least some responsibility for the alleged corruption in his administration’s upstate redevelopment initiatives.

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Clinton won first debate, most say

In the eyes of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, Democrat Hillary Clinton was the victor in her first debate with Republican Donald Trump. The two candidates squared off Monday night in a 90-minute event that drew the largest TV audience ever for a U.S. presidential debate.

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Majority opposes Kaepernick’s protest

Three out of four respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll do not support San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, which he says is a protest against racial oppression.

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Plurality: U.S. less safe than before 9/11

It has been 15 years since nearly 3,000 people were killed in the deadliest U.S. terrorist attacks on record, and a plurality of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say they feel less safe than before the attacks.

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Snap Poll: Readers favor Assini in election rematch

Voters in the 25th Congressional District in November will get a rematch of the 2014 contest when Republican Mark Assini lost to Democratic incumbent Rep. Louise Slaughter by fewer than 1,000 votes. And if the contest were held today, the majority of this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents would favor the GOP candidate.

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Snap Poll: Web deeply altered ways of business

Twenty-five years ago this month, the World Wide Web debuted as a publicly available service on the internet. And 95 percent of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say it changed the way they do business.

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Snap Poll: Majority says free trade pacts are good for U.S.

Fifty-six percent of readers participating in this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say free trade accords such as the North American Free Trade Agreement have been good for the United States.

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