November 2011 Polls

Vancouver police spent $40,000 assisting at Occupy Portland. Is that a good use of money?

Yes. Mutual aid agreements require agencies to help each other in a big situation, and that is a good thing. (40.00% - 146 votes)

No. Vancouver shouldn't help Portland unless Portland agrees to reimburse all costs. (28.77% - 105 votes)

No. Vancouver police should stay on this side of the river, where the taxpayers are. (31.23% - 114 votes)

Total Votes: 365

Voting open Mon, Nov 28, 2011 9 a.m. - Sun, Dec 25, 2011 4:56 p.m.

This Holiday season I plan on spending:

A lot more. (3.21% - 38 votes)

A little more. (6.33% - 75 votes)

About the same. (25.57% - 303 votes)

A little less. (19.49% - 231 votes)

A lot less. (45.40% - 538 votes)

Total Votes: 1,185

Voting open Mon, Nov 28, 2011 8:51 a.m. - Wed, Dec 28, 2011 8:51 a.m.

How are you feeling about your overall fitness post-Thanksgiving?

I feel great, I didn't overeat and kept up my workout routine. (42.22% - 19 votes)

I'm doing fine, I ate too much but I'll workout harder this week. (17.78% - 8 votes)

I feel bad, I ate way more than I should have. (8.89% - 4 votes)

It's the holidays, who cares?! (31.11% - 14 votes)

Total Votes: 45

Voting open Mon, Nov 28, 2011 6 a.m. - Mon, Dec 5, 2011 12 p.m.

With Southeastern Conference teams now ranked 1,2 & 3 in the football polls why is it that they are regularly better than the rest of the country?

They recruit better athletes than anyone else. (49.17% - 238 votes)

They have better coaches than anyone else. (10.54% - 51 votes)

If you ate grits everyday you'd be at the top of your game too! (40.29% - 195 votes)

Total Votes: 484

Voting open Mon, Nov 21, 2011 9:38 a.m. - Wed, Dec 21, 2011 9:38 a.m.

Some young people now say they're afraid to buy a house. What's your view?

Buying a house is still the best investment a young person can make. It will increase in value over the years. (42.26% - 71 votes)

It's a place to live, but there is an equal chance it could lose value as well as gain. (38.69% - 65 votes)

In this economy, there's a better chance of gaining on your investment playing roulette in Vegas. (19.05% - 32 votes)

Total Votes: 168

Voting open Mon, Nov 21, 2011 8:27 a.m. - Tue, Dec 20, 2011 10:27 p.m.

Do you agree with the state's cost-saving decision to limit the number of reimburseable emergency room visits for Medicaid patients to three per year?

Yes - it's a prudent cost-saving measure for the state. (42.22% - 19 votes)

No - it won't cut the number of emergency room visits and hospitals will be left with the bill. (53.33% - 24 votes)

Not sure - it could be a win-win for the state and hospitals. (4.44% - 2 votes)

Total Votes: 45

Voting open Mon, Nov 21, 2011 6 a.m. - Mon, Nov 28, 2011 12 p.m.

What do you see as the top local issue for 2012?

School funding. Levy equalization, school busing and the length of the school year are all on the table. (25.00% - 49 votes)

Transportation. The Columbia River Crossing, and its funding, will be the biggest issue next year. (43.37% - 85 votes)

Public safety. Vancouver has reopened a fire station, but Larch Corrections Center is back on the possible closure list. (13.78% - 27 votes)

Something else (Please comment below.) (17.86% - 35 votes)

Total Votes: 196

Voting open Mon, Nov 14, 2011 10:34 a.m. - Wed, Dec 14, 2011 10:34 a.m.

Do you think law enforcement waited too long to bring Occupy Portland under control?

No, the First Amendment should trump most other rights so allowing them this time to get their message across was appropriate. (12.47% - 209 votes)

Yes, one's right to speak freely has nothing to do with breaking other laws to do so. Law enforcement has set a bad precedent by allowing protesters to illegally camp in those downtown public parks. (75.12% - 1,259 votes)

Frankly, I think they should have let them go on as long as they wanted. (12.41% - 208 votes)

Total Votes: 1,676

Voting open Mon, Nov 14, 2011 9:12 a.m. - Wed, Dec 14, 2011 9:12 a.m.

Is a new state law regulating opiate pain relievers effective if it lowers addiction rates but makes it harder for patients in chronic pain to get relief?

Yes - opiate addiction has overtaken meth as the biggest drug epidemic in Clark County. Something must be done. (33.93% - 19 votes)

No - those in chronic pain suffer enough. (37.50% - 21 votes)

Not sure - this is a complicated issue with no easy answers. (28.57% - 16 votes)

Other (tell us in the comments below the poll results) (0.00% - 0 votes)

Total Votes: 56

Voting open Mon, Nov 14, 2011 6 a.m. - Mon, Nov 21, 2011 12 p.m.

Which election result was the surest bet in your opinion?

Approving a tax increase for C-Tran. (9.79% - 84 votes)

Getting the state out of the liquor selling business. (68.41% - 587 votes)

Bart Hansen beating Josephine Wentzel for a seat on the Vancouver City Council. (21.79% - 187 votes)

Total Votes: 858

Voting open Wed, Nov 9, 2011 8:57 a.m. - Fri, Dec 9, 2011 8:57 a.m.

Did you vote this year?

Yes. It's an important part of our democracy. (92.73% - 306 votes)

No. I didn't get around to it this year. (3.64% - 12 votes)

No. All of that political advertising just turned me off. (3.64% - 12 votes)

Total Votes: 330

Voting open Mon, Nov 7, 2011 9:54 a.m. - Wed, Nov 30, 2011 9:54 a.m.

What's your favorite way to sneak in a walk?

Early - first thing in the morning. (17.50% - 7 votes)

During work breaks. (7.50% - 3 votes)

Late - after dinner. (10.00% - 4 votes)

At the mall. (2.50% - 1 vote)

With the dog. (22.50% - 9 votes)

On a park trail. (12.50% - 5 votes)

Other (tell us in the comments) (10.00% - 4 votes)

I don't walk. (17.50% - 7 votes)

Total Votes: 40

Voting open Mon, Nov 7, 2011 6 a.m. - Mon, Nov 14, 2011 12 p.m.