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Poll: Rural Californians back wide action to fight obesity

The vast majority of registered voters in rural California say obesity is a serious problem nationally and in their communities, and many say they wish business, government, community groups and individuals were doing more to fight the problem, according to a new poll released Tuesday. The survey, conducted by Field Research for the Public Health Institute, also found that rural voters from both political parties believe that government programs designed to keep peole healthy pay for themselves in the long run.