August 2012 Polls

What did you think of Clint Eastwood's shtick at the Republican National Convention?

I loved it! (65.44% - 1,369 votes)

I hated it! (15.25% - 319 votes)

Is he the guy from The Twilight Zone? (17.21% - 360 votes)

I think I'll leave a comment. (2.10% - 44 votes)

Total Votes: 2,092

Voting open Fri, Aug 31, 2012 10:23 a.m. - Tue, Sep 11, 2012 10:23 a.m.

Social Security is in trouble and could run out of money. What should we do?

Raise payroll taxes to cover the expected shortfall. (18.65% - 144 votes)

Only use Social Security for retirement not all that "other" stuff. (72.80% - 562 votes)

Pray. (8.55% - 66 votes)

Total Votes: 772

Voting open Mon, Aug 27, 2012 2:51 p.m. - Mon, Sep 24, 2012 6 a.m.

A Columbian study shows local city council members tend to be much older than the populations they serve. I'm thinking:

It's not a problem. Voters choose the best candidate, regardless of age. (46.38% - 64 votes)

It's a benefit to have older folks serve. They have accumulated wisdom and the time to devote to civic duties. (29.71% - 41 votes)

It's a problem. Older people don't understand the needs of modern families and businesses. (23.91% - 33 votes)

Total Votes: 138

Voting open Mon, Aug 27, 2012 10:23 a.m. - Thu, Sep 27, 2012 10:23 a.m.

The city of Vancouver adds fluoride to its drinking water. Portland is considering the practice. What do you think about fluoride in drinking water?

It’s great. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay. (54.96% - 72 votes)

It’s terrible. I don’t want extra additives in my water. (38.17% - 50 votes)

What?! There’s fluoride in my water? (6.87% - 9 votes)

Total Votes: 131

Voting open Sat, Aug 25, 2012 6 a.m. - Tue, Sep 25, 2012 6 a.m.

Do you feel the government gives away too much money to too many people?

No, the government is in the business of distributing tax dollars to many community needs. (18.07% - 219 votes)

Yes, it feels like there are too many special interests out there that need money, and taxpayers suffer. (76.40% - 926 votes)

Brother can you spare a dime? (5.53% - 67 votes)

Total Votes: 1,212

Voting open Mon, Aug 20, 2012 8:51 a.m. - Mon, Sep 17, 2012 6 a.m.

Should people be billed for the cost of wilderness rescues?

Yes. If people choose to go "off the grid" and then need help, they ought to pay for it. (45.68% - 111 votes)

Maybe. If the people were reckless or unprepared for the trek, they should be billed. (38.27% - 93 votes)

No. Helping people in a pinch is what government is all about, even if it's in a remote location. (16.05% - 39 votes)

Total Votes: 243

Voting open Sun, Aug 19, 2012 7:09 p.m. - Wed, Sep 19, 2012 7:09 p.m.

How often do you swim for exercise?

Daily. It’s a great aerobic workout. (11.76% - 6 votes)

Sometimes. Only when I can squeeze exercise into my day. (15.69% - 8 votes)

Never. I don’t swim well enough to do it for exercise. (50.98% - 26 votes)

Swimming should be for fun, not exercise. (21.57% - 11 votes)

Total Votes: 51

Voting open Sat, Aug 18, 2012 6 a.m. - Tue, Sep 18, 2012 6 a.m.

How often do you donate money to people standing at intersections?

Frequently. These folks have fallen through the safety net, and a dollar can really make a difference. (2.29% - 7 votes)

Sometimes. It depends on the people, and their sign or story. (14.05% - 43 votes)

Never. Too often these panhandlers will just use the money for drugs or alcohol. (72.55% - 222 votes)

I donate, but I don't give cash. Instead I will hand them food items or clothing. (11.11% - 34 votes)

Total Votes: 306

Voting open Mon, Aug 13, 2012 11:55 a.m. - Thu, Sep 13, 2012 11:55 a.m.

The United States dominated this year's Summer Olympics. I'm thinking:

This is a great thing. It shows the rest of the world how strong we are and that we're still the #1 nation in the world. (49.08% - 294 votes)

This is a not so great thing. It shows how much money we're willing to spend to make strong athletes and it reinforces this view from the rest of the world that we have to beat everyone else up. (24.04% - 144 votes)

Why can't we field a competitive badminton team? (26.88% - 161 votes)

Total Votes: 599

Voting open Mon, Aug 13, 2012 9:42 a.m. - Mon, Sep 10, 2012 6 a.m.

How often do you use sunscreen?

Every time I leave the house. (10.13% - 8 votes)

Only when I plan to be in the sun for a while. (65.82% - 52 votes)

Only when I’m already sunburned. (1.27% - 1 vote)

Never. The tanner, the better. (22.78% - 18 votes)

Total Votes: 79

Voting open Sat, Aug 11, 2012 6 a.m. - Tue, Sep 11, 2012 6 a.m.

The state is negotiating to buy O'Brady's Drive-In in Dollars Corner for a highway project. What's your view?

The state should do whatever it takes to pay the cost to relocate the business to a suitable location. (41.40% - 89 votes)

The state should do whatever it takes to acquire the land at no more than appraised value, and protect the taxpayers. (30.23% - 65 votes)

The state shouldn't have the power to take land for a highway project from owners who don't want to sell. (28.37% - 61 votes)

Total Votes: 215

Voting open Mon, Aug 6, 2012 9:17 a.m. - Thu, Sep 6, 2012 9:17 a.m.

What's your thoughts so far on watching the Olympics?

I think they're more exciting than four years ago. (50.26% - 290 votes)

I think they're less exciting than four years ago. (25.13% - 145 votes)

Until Bocce Ball becomes an event, I ain't watching. (24.61% - 142 votes)

Total Votes: 577

Voting open Mon, Aug 6, 2012 9:01 a.m. - Mon, Aug 13, 2012 10:15 a.m.

Clark County Fair food vendors are offering healthier options this year. Will you try them?

No way. It’s the fair. Bring on the onion rings and elephant ears. (29.76% - 25 votes)

Maybe, if they look tasty. (28.57% - 24 votes)

Absolutely. I’m always looking for healthier foods. (25.00% - 21 votes)

They aren’t taking away the Dairy Women milkshakes, are they? (16.67% - 14 votes)

Total Votes: 84

Voting open Sat, Aug 4, 2012 6 a.m. - Tue, Sep 4, 2012 12 p.m.