Americans Won’t Miss Saturday Mail

Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Empty crates site next to a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail box in New York.

As the U.S. Postal Service proposes to suspend Saturday mail delivery, it appears few Americans will miss it.

American voters have supported  by a margin of 79-20 percent the idea of ending Saturday mail deliveries, a review of a Quinnipiac University poll on the shelf finds.

There’s less support for closing local branches of the Post Office, 53-45 percent against that.

And there is strong opposition to federal subsidies for the Postal Service — 57-38 percent — or raising stamp prices — 60-38 percent.

It should be noted that this is not a fresh poll. It was run Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2011. The survey of 2,118 registered voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.1 percentage points.

Yet it’s unlikely that sentiment about that sixth day of bills and junk mail has changed much.

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