July 3, 2023 9:00am

June poll on the anniversary of Dobbs decision

We also looked at tipping and summer music venues

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Piedmont Triad Correspondent

Many observers blame the U.S. Supreme Court decision last year to strike down federal abortion protections for the GOP's underperformance in 2022's midterms. If our poll is any indication, that motivator is still there for many voters. More than 60 percent of respondents said they oppose the decision and consider it an important or even the most important issue going into next year's gubernatorial and presidential eelctions. That compares 18 percent who say they support the decision and still consider it an important issue.

We had a split decision on tipping. Half of folks responded that they always or sometimes tip at fast-food-style or other eating locations, a trend that grew more popular during the pandemic as restaurant workers became an inoprtant player on the front lines of getting through that difficult time, 46 percent say they'll tip but only at places that offer wait service. One respondent went the full Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs by answering "I don't tip."

Prerecorded musc beat out most of the live venues when talking about where we get our summer jams. Local music venues came in second in our ranked poll, sandwiched between listening in the car (top choice) and at a relaxing place with a personal player (3rd).

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