10:52 am Aug. 16, 2012
New York voters are apparently more strongly in favor of a potential Bloomberg crackdown on alcohol abuse than his initiatives to promote breastfeeding and cut down on big-soda consumption, according to a Quinnipiac poll released today.
Bloomberg's plan to ban servings of sugary soda in containers larger than 16 ounces? Of the 1,298 New York city voters surveyed in August, fifty-four percent opposed it, versus 42 percent who supported it.
And his bid to promote breastfeeding in hospitals by making infant formula less readily accessible?
Fifty-six percent of voters consider that a bad idea, versus the 24 percent who are in favor.
On the other hand, an administration effort exploring ways to crack down on alcohol abuse got much more favorable markings, with 56 percent in favor and 17 percent against. And according to the poll, most people approve of his handling of health care issues, and don't consider it to be "nanny" mayoring.
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