Right-wing Poll Shows Support for Smoking Ban

By: - March 22, 2007 3:36 pm


It's probably always worthwhile to take the polls from the Pope-Civitas crowd with a large rock of salt, but it is kind of interesting to note that yesterday's release (see page 49) shows strong support for a smoking ban — even as the far right does its best to torpedo the proposal in the General Assembly as an infringement on "personal freedom" and "property rights." Here's the result:

Do you think the state should pass a law banning smoking in all buildings open to the public, including bars and restaurants? 

March 2007 

Yes 61%

No 34%

Not sure 4% 

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