Stunner: Democrats Twice as Likely as GOP to Support Nanny Bloomberg’s Soda Size Ban

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 at 7:45 am

Color me shocked to discover Democrats are more likely than Republicans to stick their nose into your business. They want to run your life, so this only makes sense.

Democratic voters are more than twice as likely as Republicans to back a proposal by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) to ban super-sized sugary drinks in the Big Apple, according to a new poll for The Hill.

Amid national scrutiny over Bloomberg’s so-called Big Gulp ban plan, the national survey found more people in both parties opposed the mayor’s idea than endorsed it.

But opposition was much deeper among Republican voters, with 79 percent against and just 15 percent in favor.

By contrast, 40 percent of Democrats said they liked Bloomberg’s call for restrictions on large sugary beverages. Forty-seven percent of Democrats oppose the proposal.

The results were part of a broader survey that revealed a national split over the role governments should take in regulating food and beverages for health reasons.

Overall, 40 percent of voters believe governments should do less when it comes to intervening in the eating and drinking choices of Americans.

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