Support is dropping for New York state's efforts to impose taxes on the sale of tobacco in Indian Country, according to a poll commissioned by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Of 500 likely Monroe County voters, 50 percent opposed the state's efforts. Only 46 percent said they supported taxation while 4 percent were undecided.
The results appear to show a shift in public opinion. In the 2010 Voice of the Voter poll, 40 percent opposed the state while 53 percent supported taxation and 7 percent were undecided.
However, when the margin of error is taken into account, pollster Larry Harris said the results show that people are evenly divided on the issue.
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Poll shows near split on cigarette taxes
(The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 10/26)
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