Quinnipiac University Poll/April 14, 2010 – page 2
While 89 percent of New York State voters say childhood obesity is a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem, only 4 percent of parents say they have a child who is “seriouslyoverweight.” And only 11 percent of all voters consider themselves “seriously overweight.” New York State voters say 59 – 38 percent that the state should ban the sale of soda in public schools. Parents support the soda ban 66 – 31 percent.By a larger 65 – 34 percent margin, voters say the state should ban the sale of junk foodin public schools. Parents support this ban 64 – 35 percent.“Voters say almost 2-1 that junk food shouldn't be sold in schools. By a lesser margin,they'd also keep soda out of schools,” Carroll said.
A total of 78 percent of voters are “very dissatisfied” or “somewhat dissatisfied” with theway things are going in New York State today, the highest dissatisfaction rate ever measured bya Quinnipiac University New York State survey.Voters disapprove 68 – 21 percent of the job the State Legislature is doing, compared tothe all-time highest disapproval of 72 – 17 percent December 16.To clean house, almost everyone in the State Assembly, including their own Assemblymember, should be voted out of office this November, voters say 48 – 35 percent. Democratswant to keep their Assembly member by a narrow 45 – 38 percent margin. Support for cleaninghouse is 53 – 28 percent among Republicans and 57 – 31 percent among independent voters.Voters also want 50 – 39 percent to clean house in the State Senate, including voting outtheir own State Senator. This is the strongest anti-incumbent sentiment ever measure in NewYork. Democrats want to stick with their Senator 51 – 38 percent. Anti-incumbent feeling is57 – 30 percent among Republicans and 59 – 32 percent among independent voters.“New Yorkers are more dissatisfied than ever and more and more of them are calling for the broom to clean house in Albany,” Carroll said.From April 6 – 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,381 New York State registeredvoters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points.The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts publicopinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio andnationwide as a public service and for research.
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