Pat Roque, AP
Pearl Ganotisi sips from her 24-ounce soda as she eats her meal in an American hamburger chain in Manila, Philippines. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in restaurants, delis and movie theaters in the hopes of combating obesity.

Men and women in New York City don't necessarily agree on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban of large sugary drinks, according to a recent poll by Quinnipiac.

Only 41 percent of men support the proposed ban while 55 percent oppose it, according to the poll. But women support the ban by a margin of 50 to 47 percent.

But voters are evenly split on whether the ban is "nanny government;" 43 percent say it is and 43 percent say it's not, according to the poll.

"Is he your mayor or your nanny? New Yorkers are not swallowing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed curb on big buckets of soda," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Anyhow, they doubt that a soda ban would do much to slim down public obesity."

Voters in New York City approve of the job Bloomberg is doing by a margin of 50 to 39 percent. But his approval rating on public health is just 47 to 45 percent, according to the poll.

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