October 2011 Polls

Do you have a hard time fitting exercise into your schedule?

Yes - I'm just too tired or too busy to work out most days. (44.78% - 30 votes)

Sometimes - I try to prioritize exercise but it doesn't always happen. (23.88% - 16 votes)

No - I set aside time for exercise and stick to it. (31.34% - 21 votes)

Total Votes: 67

Voting open Mon, Oct 31, 2011 9:44 a.m. - Mon, Nov 7, 2011 12 p.m.

What's the most interesting campaign so far this year?

That liquor sales thing. Both sides claim it's a safety issue but it's all about who gets to make the most money; liquor distributors to government stores or COSTCO. (64.96% - 749 votes)

The C-tran thing. Voters are torn between helping to pay more with a sales tax increase for the bus system ( riders now pay about 25 percent of the cost to take a ride), versus how much more taxpayers can continue to pony up. (20.47% - 236 votes)

The Vancouver City Council races. Likely more liberals within the city limits than anywhere else in the county so we'll see if the conservative-leaning candidates can make a dent. (14.57% - 168 votes)

Total Votes: 1,153

Voting open Mon, Oct 31, 2011 9:30 a.m. - Wed, Nov 30, 2011 9:30 a.m.

Which news story are you the most tired of hearing about?

The Occupy Portland and Occupy Vancouver movements. If the publicity dies, they'll just go away. (62.55% - 172 votes)

The 2012 presidential election and Republican nominee selection. It's still a year away, folks. (26.91% - 74 votes)

Initiative 1183, the city council and other current races. (8.00% - 22 votes)

Stories about abused kids. They just make me sick. (2.55% - 7 votes)

Total Votes: 275

Voting open Mon, Oct 31, 2011 9:25 a.m. - Mon, Nov 21, 2011 9:26 a.m.

Should the Columbia River Crossing demolish the last Lucky Lager building to make way for a parking garage?

Yes. The Lucky Lager building, once a warehouse, has been remodeled so much that it's not historic or a landmark. (14.92% - 47 votes)

Yes. It's important to offer commuter parking so that light rail to Portland can succeed, even if the building has to go. (13.65% - 43 votes)

No. If park-and-ride garages for light rail are needed downtown, build them elsewhere. (20.32% - 64 votes)

No. Let's scrap the crossing project and bring back the brewery. (51.11% - 161 votes)

Total Votes: 315

Voting open Mon, Oct 24, 2011 5:10 p.m. - Thu, Nov 24, 2011 5:10 p.m.

Do you even care if the NBA has a season this year?

Yes. Professional basketball is the most exciting sport going. (6.29% - 110 votes)

No. These billionaire owners and millionaire players don't get it. Talk about the 1 percent greed factor. (80.40% - 1,407 votes)

I think I'd rather go see a soccer game. (13.31% - 233 votes)

Total Votes: 1,750

Voting open Mon, Oct 24, 2011 9:22 a.m. - Fri, Nov 25, 2011 9:23 a.m.

November will feature healthy workplaces on Live Well. Does your job have a health program for employees?

Yes (48.78% - 20 votes)

No (46.34% - 19 votes)

I don't know (2.44% - 1 vote)

Other (tell us in the comments) (2.44% - 1 vote)

Total Votes: 41

Voting open Mon, Oct 24, 2011 6 a.m. - Mon, Oct 31, 2011 12 p.m.

Local police cracked a huge marijuana growing ring recently. I'm thinking:

Great job by the police. Let's get this junk out of our community. (46.76% - 159 votes)

Actually, it looks like the cops have just taken down a big part of our economy. (5.88% - 20 votes)

What's the big deal? Marijuana should be legalized and taxed. (47.35% - 161 votes)

Total Votes: 340

Voting open Mon, Oct 17, 2011 6:28 p.m. - Thu, Nov 17, 2011 6:28 p.m.

Do you generally agree with the Occupy Wall Street movement both in their message and how they're delivering their message?

Yes. (41.87% - 832 votes)

No. (54.76% - 1,088 votes)

No opinion at this time. (3.37% - 67 votes)

Total Votes: 1,987

Voting open Mon, Oct 17, 2011 9:44 a.m. - Thu, Nov 17, 2011 9:44 a.m.

Where in Clark County do you get dental care?

A private dentist (68.54% - 61 votes)

A low-cost community health center (0.00% - 0 votes)

Free services (1.12% - 1 vote)

I don't have dental care (23.60% - 21 votes)

Other (Please tell us in the comments on the results page.) (6.74% - 6 votes)

Total Votes: 89

Voting open Mon, Oct 17, 2011 6 a.m. - Mon, Oct 24, 2011 12 p.m.

What are your thoughts on the Occupy Portland and other "Occupy" events around the country?

It's about time the little guy stands up to the power structure of this country. (32.07% - 566 votes)

It's beginning to sound a little like communism or socialism. Everyone needs to get the same thing out of life, regardless of how hard they work for it. (35.30% - 623 votes)

With Wall Street squeezing us on one end and politicians squeezing us for tax dollars on the other end, how can the average guy win? (18.30% - 323 votes)

Could we have the Tea Party and the Occupy folks square off in a no-holds-barred, cage fighting match? (14.33% - 253 votes)

Total Votes: 1,765

Voting open Mon, Oct 10, 2011 10:41 a.m. - Thu, Nov 10, 2011 10:41 a.m.

What will you hand out to trick-or-treaters this year?

Candy, candy, candy, of course! (68.60% - 59 votes)

Some candy and a healthy alternative - I like to give kids a choice. (4.65% - 4 votes)

No candy at my house, I give out healthy treats. (6.98% - 6 votes)

I haven't decided yet. (Tell us in the comments what you're considering.) (3.49% - 3 votes)

Other (Please tell us in the comments below the results page.) (16.28% - 14 votes)

Total Votes: 86

Voting open Mon, Oct 10, 2011 6 a.m. - Mon, Oct 17, 2011 12 p.m.

What's your view of the Occupy Portland protesters?

Good for them. It's a peaceful way to focus attention on some of the problems of capitalism. (34.20% - 105 votes)

These folks obviously have too much time on their hands. Why not effect change by volunteering? (51.14% - 157 votes)

If the economy gets any worse I might end up living in the park with them. (14.66% - 45 votes)

Total Votes: 307

Voting open Sun, Oct 9, 2011 9:12 p.m. - Wed, Nov 9, 2011 9:12 p.m.

A study shows its costs about $2,000 per month to retire in Clark County. Will you have enough money?

Yes, with Social Security, my retirement plan and my savings, I should be able to retire when I am ready. (32.26% - 70 votes)

No, the recession has caught me short. I can hardly pay my bills now. (36.87% - 80 votes)

I'm already retired and doing OK. (16.13% - 35 votes)

I'm already retired, but living on the edge. Heaven help me if I get an unexpected bill. (14.75% - 32 votes)

Total Votes: 217

Voting open Mon, Oct 3, 2011 1:47 p.m. - Thu, Nov 3, 2011 1:47 p.m.

Do you have dental insurance?

Yes, my employer provides it. (45.98% - 40 votes)

Yes, I buy it on my own. (12.64% - 11 votes)

No, my employer doesn't provide it. (1.15% - 1 vote)

No, I can't afford it. (33.33% - 29 votes)

No, I don't need it. (1.15% - 1 vote)

Other (tell us in the comments section of the poll results) (5.75% - 5 votes)

Total Votes: 87

Voting open Mon, Oct 3, 2011 6 a.m. - Mon, Oct 10, 2011 12 p.m.