A recent non-shocking poll found that a majority of New Yorkers simply don't get why, in the year 2010, we're still living under the boot of Puritans and temperance scolds who want to inconvenience everyone by prohibiting wine sales in supermarkets. By a 58-39 percent majority, voters across the political spectrum support allowing grocery stores to sell wine, according to a Siena Research poll. [pdf] Governor Paterson proposed the change as part of his budget proposal, estimating it could bring in $250 million in taxes, but wine store owners and distributors fear losing business. The poll also found that voters (mostly upstate Republicans) oppose a proposed soda tax by a margin of 59 percent to 38 percent.