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Poll: Americans Oppose ‘Big-Gulp’ Ban By 2-to-1

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It shouldn’t take a genius to realize how dumb of an idea this soda ban is.

via: Politico

It appears a majority of Americans aren’t too sweet on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban.

Nearly two in three, or 64 percent, would not support a ban on large, sugary drinks in their own community, versus 36 percent who would favor capping the drinks at 16 oz., a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

The same split was found on the issue of public health versus government overreach.

Bloomberg’s plan, which is specific to movie theaters, restaurants, delis, street carts and sports arenas, gives the government far too much control over people’s decisions about their personal dietary choices, 64 percent said. But 36 percent applauded the mayor’s plan, agreeing that it’s a good public health move to reduce obesity and cut health care costs.


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