Monday, June 04, 2012

Poll Watch: NY1-Marist New York City Survey on Banning Sugary Drinks

NY1-Marist New York City Poll on Banning Sugary Drinks

Mayor Bloomberg has proposed a ban on the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces including energy drinks and iced teas. You would still be able to get refills or buy more than one serving and be able to get diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy drinks, alcoholic beverages, or any drinks sold in a grocery or convenience store. Do you think the proposal to ban sugary drinks is a good idea or a bad idea?
  • Good idea 38%
  • Bad idea 57%
Which comes closer to your view: The proposed ban is:
  • Good health policy to fight the problem of obesity 39%
  • Government going too far 56%
Do you think a ban on the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces will help or not help people watch their weight?
  • Help 42%
  • Not help 55%
Would you rate the job Mayor Michael Bloomberg is doing in office as excellent, good, fair, or poor?
  • Excellent 9%
  • Good 36%
  • Fair 29%
  • Poor 20%
Survey of 404 registered voters in New York City was conducted June 3, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 5.0 percentage points.

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