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Most Americans reject New York soda ban

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on super-sized sugary drinks is leaving a sour aftertaste for a majority of Americans.

Nearly two in three, or 64 percent, in a recent survey consider the curb on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces a blatant example of government overreach, while 36 percent would support such a ban in their own communities, according to Reuters/Ipsos poll released conducted June 4 through 7.

And even a larger majority — 71 percent — said they thought the mayor’s plan, which would bar restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and vending trucks from selling super-sized sodas, would not have an impact on obesity rates, while 29 percent believed it would.

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