Poll: New Yorkers Oppose Bloomberg’s Plan To Ban Super-Sized Sugary Drinks


two-glasses-of-sodaNew York City voters are opposed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban large sugary drinks, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University.

The poll found that New Yorkers are opposed to the proposed ban 51 to 46 percent.

“They doubt that this will be an effective way of cutting down obesity, 56 to 39 tell Quinnipiac, no they don’t think so,” said polling director Maurice Carroll.

According to Quinnipiac University, men and women have slightly different opinions about the proposed ban. Men oppose the ban 55 to 41 percent. Women support it by a slim margin: 50 to 47 percent.

It also found that voters were evenly split when asked if they believe Bloomberg is running a “nanny government.”

The proposal would put a 16-ounce limit of sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and would apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.

It would not include grocery or convenience stores that don’t serve prepared food and wouldn’t apply to diet soda, other calorie-free drinks or anything that has at least 50 percent milk or milk substitute.

The Board of Health received the proposal Tuesday. Public hearings are the next step.

The telephone poll of 1,093 New York City voters was conducted from June 6 to 11. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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  1. as if libs care abt their “subjects”
    just look at californa when the court permmited same gender maarige even the congress voted against it

  2. the 16+ oz drinks have very little to do with our obesity, its the overall choices we make in the house, most of us do not eat out every day we eat at home, we should choose to buy the right things the occasion we eat out will not make it or break it. sorry nanny ooops i meant bloomberg.

  3. These liberals (leftists,etc.) usually care for no one but themselves. There is an agenda afoot here where they want to regulate the citizens of not only the city, state, etc., but this is a worldwide agenda to keep control on everyone. Afraid, this is just small steps and is the beginning of this craziness. Hopefully, the citizens will show their disapproval to all this stupidity. Even so, they still seem to go about their business doing what they want anyway. The oilam hagoilem (if they become too complacent) can become like robots.