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Majority opposes plan to put tax on sweetened beverages

More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll oppose the provision in Gov. David Paterson’s budget plan that calls for a penny-per-ounce tax on non-diet soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.

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Majority favors prior approval for health insurance rate hikes

Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll favor a return to requiring that health insurers get prior approval from the state Insurance Department for rate increases.

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Plurality chooses Brooks to replace Massa in Congress

More than a quarter of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll say Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks is their pick to replace Eric Massa as the 29th Congressional District representative.

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Majority says Paterson should serve out remainder of term

The majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll said Gov. David Paterson, who ended his candidacy for a full four-year term last Friday, should serve out the remainder of his current term.

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Majority supports Bernanke’s second term as chairman

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Nearly three-quarters of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll supported President Barack Obama's nomination of Ben Bernanke, who on Thursday was confirmed to a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chairman. See dozens of comments from readers.

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Readers divided 60-40 on Obama’s first year

More than half of respondents to this week’s RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll gave a thumbs-down to President Barack Obama’s performance during his first year in office. Forty percent said they strongly disapprove. See dozens of comments from readers.

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Majority supports city control of Rochester’s public schools

The majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll support Mayor Robert Duffy's plan to seek city government control of the Rochester City School District. Roughly 840 readers participated in the poll, which was conducted Jan. 4 and 5, and dozens submitted comments.

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Readers pick Wegman as top CEO

In an RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.’s Daniel Wegman was selected by readers as the local business CEO of the decade.

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Poll: Shrinking of Kodak, Xerox is top story

The downsizing of Kodak and Xerox ranked No. 1 in the latest RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll. See the full results and read respondents' comments.

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Majority optimistic about Rochester-area economy

The majority of respondents to this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll expresses optimism about the prospects of the Rochester-area economy over the next year.

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