Beverage group: 18 mayors wrong on sugary drinks
Posted: 11:47 PM - The American Beverage Association says efforts by the mayors of 18 cities to stop food stamps from being used to buy sugary drinks won't make the nation healthier.
Here are more findings from the latest Rasmussen Reports Tracking Poll that you may find interesting.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) approve of Democratic Governor Steve Beshear’s job performance, with 17% who strongly approve. Forty-one percent (41%) disapprove, including 16% who strongly disapprove.
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Kentucky voters favor the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. Fifty-seven (57%) percent oppose it. Opposition is higher in Kentucky than nationally. As in much of the country, the antis feel more strongly: 25% strongly favor the plan, but 45% strongly oppose it.
Twenty-four percent (24%) say the quality of health care will get better if the reform plan passes, but 53% say it will get worse. While one of the stated goals of the plan is to drive down the cost of health care, only 17% say the plan will actually achieve that. Fifty-six percent (56%) say the cost will go up.
Sixty-nine percent (69%) expect passage of the plan to increase the federal budget deficit. Five percent (5%) think the plan will reduce the deficit, and 19% say it will have no impact.
Eighty-two percent (82%) of voters in the state believe it is at least somewhat likely that taxes will be raised on the middle class to pay for the health care plan. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it is very likely. Only14% say a middle-class tax hike is not very or not at all likely.
Only five percent (5%) of voters in the state give good or excellent marks to the U.S. economy. Forty-five percent (45%0 rate it as poor.
Thirty-six percent (36%) say the economy is getting better, while 37% say it’s getting worse. For 21%, it’s staying the same.
However, 52% worry that the federal government will do too much in reacting to the nation’s economic problems. Thirty-two percent (32%) fear the government won’t do enough.
John McCain carried Kentucky by 17 points over Barack Obama in last November’s election. Forty-seven percent (47%) of Kentucky voters now approve of the president’s job performance, including 29% who strongly approve. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove of the job Obama is doing, with 41% who strongly disapprove. This is slightly worse than the president’s job approval ratings nationally as measured by the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
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