Latest Polls

What do you think is our most important transportation need at this time?

A new, east county bridge over the Columbia River. (26.24% - 354 votes)

A replacement I-5 bridge over the Columbia River. (63.01% - 850 votes)

Other. (8.60% - 116 votes)

No opinion at this time. (2.15% - 29 votes)

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Total Votes: 1,349

Voting open Mon, Jul 28, 2014 9:39 a.m. - Mon, Aug 11, 2014 9:39 a.m.

Should employer health plans be required to cover contraceptives, as required under the Affordable Care Act?

Yes. Employers shouldn’t get to make coverage exemptions. (64.10% - 75 votes)

No. Employees should pay for their own contraceptives. (26.50% - 31 votes)

Yes, unless the employer has a religious objection to providing contraceptives. (9.40% - 11 votes)

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Total Votes: 117

Voting open Sat, Jul 26, 2014 6 a.m. - Tue, Aug 26, 2014 6 a.m.

What would you most like to see?

Mariners win the World Series. (30.02% - 242 votes)

Rain. (18.24% - 147 votes)

We all live by Don't Do Stupid Stuff. (38.71% - 312 votes)

Other. (13.03% - 105 votes)

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Total Votes: 806

Voting open Mon, Jul 21, 2014 9:06 a.m. - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 6 a.m.

How much do you know about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes?

I’m a know-it-all: types, risk factors, everything. (72.13% - 44 votes)

I’ve heard of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes but don’t know the difference. (26.23% - 16 votes)

There’s more than one type? (1.64% - 1 vote)

Dia-what? (0.00% - 0 votes)

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Total Votes: 61

Voting open Sat, Jul 19, 2014 6 a.m. - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 6 a.m.

How do you plan to vote on the county charter, a document that is being proposed to change the way we govern here.

In favor of it. The big ticket item is to increase the number of county commissioners from three to five and I like that idea. (60.67% - 651 votes)

Opposed to it. Even if one doesn't like the actions of a couple of county commissioners, increasing the number of commissioners shouldn't be the solution. (19.38% - 208 votes)

Too early yet to say. There's a lot in the new proposed charter and one should fully understand it all before deciding. (19.94% - 214 votes)

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Total Votes: 1,073

Voting open Mon, Jul 14, 2014 11:20 a.m. - Mon, Aug 11, 2014 6 a.m.

How often do you use sunscreen?

Every time I leave the house. (16.98% - 18 votes)

Only when I plan to be in the sun for a while. (63.21% - 67 votes)

Only when I’m already sunburned. (1.89% - 2 votes)

Never. The tanner, the better. (17.92% - 19 votes)

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Total Votes: 106

Voting open Sat, Jul 12, 2014 6 a.m. - Tue, Aug 12, 2014 6 a.m.

Should illegal immigrants - no matter their age or what country they are from - be sent back to their home country as soon as possible?

Yes (76.35% - 1,437 votes)

No (20.24% - 381 votes)

No opinion at this time (3.40% - 64 votes)

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Total Votes: 1,882

Voting open Mon, Jul 7, 2014 8:50 a.m. - Mon, Aug 4, 2014 6 a.m.

Have you participated in organized cycling events?

Yes, I’m an avid cyclist. (35.80% - 29 votes)

Yes, I’m just getting into the sport. (7.41% - 6 votes)

Not yet, but I want to. (4.94% - 4 votes)

No, I prefer more leisurely cycling. (51.85% - 42 votes)

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Total Votes: 81

Voting open Sat, Jul 5, 2014 6 a.m. - Tue, Aug 5, 2014 6 a.m.

How many days would you like to hear and see fireworks to celebrate July 4?

1 day (69.76% - 1,375 votes)

2 days (9.89% - 195 votes)

3 days (7.97% - 157 votes)

More than 3 days (12.38% - 244 votes)

Total Votes: 1,971

Voting open Mon, Jun 30, 2014 9:42 a.m. - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 6 a.m.

How often do you donate blood?

Regularly. I have a standing appointment at the donor center. (20.99% - 17 votes)

Sometimes. I donate during blood drives. (25.93% - 21 votes)

Rarely. I’ve donated a few times over the years. (20.99% - 17 votes)

Never. I don’t donate blood. (32.10% - 26 votes)

Total Votes: 81

Voting open Sat, Jun 28, 2014 6 a.m. - Mon, Jul 28, 2014 6 a.m.

Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes just received a 17 percent raise which amounted to $30,000, bringing his salary to $199,000 a year. Is he worth it?

Yes, he's doing a great job and when you do a salary comparison, $199,000 a year is reasonable. (10.89% - 161 votes)

No, doing a great job doesn't always translate to a huge raise. If the city can't afford to maintain parks and fix roads, it can't afford to give out a raise like this. (76.52% - 1,131 votes)

Welcome to the Twilight Zone. (12.58% - 186 votes)

Total Votes: 1,478

Voting open Mon, Jun 23, 2014 9:15 a.m. - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 9:15 a.m.

How do you stay healthy while vacationing?

I maintain my regular healthy lifestyle. (54.17% - 26 votes)

I rely on Airborne or other homeopathic remedies. (8.33% - 4 votes)

I relax and hope for the best. (35.42% - 17 votes)

I don’t. I always get sick on vacation. (2.08% - 1 vote)

Total Votes: 48

Voting open Sat, Jun 21, 2014 6 a.m. - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 6 a.m.

If you were able to eliminate one thing to swing your support in favor of replacing the I-5 bridge over the Columbia River, what would it be?

Light rail (36.39% - 512 votes)

Tolls (46.62% - 656 votes)

Other (16.99% - 239 votes)

Total Votes: 1,407

Voting open Mon, Jun 16, 2014 9:56 a.m. - Mon, Jul 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Were you vaccinated against polio as child?

Yes, I received all recommended vaccines. (97.67% - 126 votes)

No, I don’t get vaccines. (1.55% - 2 votes)

Yes, but I chose not to vaccinate my children. (0.78% - 1 vote)

Total Votes: 129

Voting open Sat, Jun 14, 2014 6 a.m. - Mon, Jul 14, 2014 6 a.m.

The hiring of State Senator Don Benton as the county's Environmental Services director has now cost the county $250,000 to settle a lawsuit. Who should pay for that?

Taxpayers. That's simply the way it works. Ultimately the county "is us." So we have to pony up in situations like this. (11.69% - 149 votes)

It should come out of the pockets out of Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke. They rammed that hire through the backdoor in order for the M&M; boys to get their buddy on the payroll. (84.86% - 1,082 votes)

I remember when this whole thing began … (3.45% - 44 votes)

Total Votes: 1,275

Voting open Mon, Jun 9, 2014 9:35 a.m. - Mon, Jun 23, 2014 6 p.m.