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National Hot Dog Council Press Release

New Polling Shows Most Americans Agree: A Hot Dog Is Not a Sandwich

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Hot Dog/Sandwich Debate to Continue at 2016 Chicago Hot Dog Fest This Weekend

Washington, D.C. August 1, 2016--At a time when American political ideologies are almost evenly split around two Presidential candidates, new polling shows Americans are far less divided about the question, “Is a hot dog a sandwich?”  Newly released poll results show that 57 percent of Americans say hot dog on a bun is NOT a sandwich compared to 33 percent who believe it IS.  Meanwhile, 10 percent remain undecided. 

The polling was conducted online among more than 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18…