March 2012 Polls

Do you supplement your diet with vitamins?

Yes, I take a multivitamin or vitamins daily. (73.97% - 54 votes)

Sometimes, when I feel a cold coming on. (8.22% - 6 votes)

No, I get enough vitamins from my diet. (17.81% - 13 votes)

Total Votes: 73

Voting open Sat, Mar 31, 2012 6 a.m. - Mon, Apr 30, 2012 6 a.m.

Should cities be able to allow bars to serve liquor after 2 a.m.?

Yes. It could reduce the concentration of drunken drivers at 2 a.m., and would benefit businesses and patrons. (19.83% - 48 votes)

No. People will just drink 24/7, leading to more social and law enforcement problems. (51.65% - 125 votes)

The government shouldn't have the right to regulate liquor consumption by adults in the first place. (28.51% - 69 votes)

Total Votes: 242

Voting open Mon, Mar 26, 2012 10:10 a.m. - Thu, Apr 26, 2012 10:10 a.m.

A Sunday Columbian story showed just how expensive some criminal court cases can cost taxpayers, adding to the almost $7 million a year in court costs. I'm thinking:

It's the price one pays for receiving fair justice. Nothing can be done about it. (45.65% - 231 votes)

Even though most cases go to a plea bargain to avoid an expensive trial, push to get even more plea bargains. (22.92% - 116 votes)

Who has seen the 1981 movie "Escape from New York?" (31.42% - 159 votes)

Total Votes: 506

Voting open Mon, Mar 26, 2012 9 a.m. - Mon, Apr 23, 2012 9:01 a.m.

Where do you get your fresh fruits and vegetables?

From a grocery store. (79.31% - 69 votes)

From a farmers market or stand. (9.20% - 8 votes)

I grow them in a garden or orchard. (9.20% - 8 votes)

From a CSA (community supported agriculture) farm. (0.00% - 0 votes)

I don’t eat fresh fruits or vegetables. (2.30% - 2 votes)

Total Votes: 87

Voting open Sat, Mar 24, 2012 6 a.m. - Tue, Apr 24, 2012 6 a.m.

What battle are you most looking forward to?

President Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney (30.15% - 265 votes)

County Commissioner Marc Boldt vs. David Madore (18.43% - 162 votes)

Superman vs. General Zod (51.42% - 452 votes)

Total Votes: 879

Voting open Mon, Mar 19, 2012 10:12 a.m. - Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:12 a.m.

The government plans to kill up to 92 more salmon-munching sea lions per year at Bonneville Dam. I'm thinking:

It's unfortunate the sea lions have to die, but the salmon must be protected. (50.00% - 141 votes)

It's wrong to kill sea lions when humans are still allowed to fish for the salmon. (15.96% - 45 votes)

The government has no right to kill these sea lions, no matter what the conditions on the river. (12.06% - 34 votes)

If we could put all the paperwork from this issue in a sack, we could drown the sea lions. (21.99% - 62 votes)

Total Votes: 282

Voting open Fri, Mar 16, 2012 2:07 p.m. - Mon, Apr 16, 2012 2:07 p.m.

A Harvard study out last week links eating red meat with a person’s risk of dying young. Will you change how much red meat you eat because of this?

Yes, eating red meat isn't worth the risk. (23.38% - 18 votes)

No, I'm not worried about the risk. (55.84% - 43 votes)

Maybe. I might cut down some. (20.78% - 16 votes)

Total Votes: 77

Voting open Fri, Mar 16, 2012 6 a.m. - Sat, Mar 24, 2012 12 p.m.

So how's your confidence in the economy in 2012?

I plan to shop more because I feel it's getting better. I'm more confident. (17.10% - 176 votes)

I plan to shop less because I feel it's not any better. I'm not confident. (53.06% - 546 votes)

What's shopping? (29.83% - 307 votes)

Total Votes: 1,029

Voting open Mon, Mar 12, 2012 1:13 p.m. - Tue, Apr 3, 2012 1:13 p.m.

How often do you mix up your workout?

I do a mix of cardio and weight training. (48.72% - 19 votes)

I have one or two favorite exercises and stick to it. (38.46% - 15 votes)

I'd like to mix it up more, but I need ideas! (12.82% - 5 votes)

Total Votes: 39

Voting open Sat, Mar 10, 2012 6 a.m. - Sat, Mar 17, 2012 12 p.m.

Now we learn that the CRC bridge -- the one we've been working on forever -- might not be high enough. I'm thinking:

Stuff happens. Just a minor setback. We'll get it resolved and move forward. (13.90% - 144 votes)

Like a bridge over troubled waters. What's next? (41.80% - 433 votes)

Business as usual. (44.31% - 459 votes)

Total Votes: 1,036

Voting open Mon, Mar 5, 2012 12:36 p.m. - Thu, Apr 5, 2012 12:36 p.m.

New research indicates people older than 50 are happier than ever before in their lives. What's your view?

That sounds right. With parenting responsiblities over and money less of an issue, happiness is growing older. (36.50% - 73 votes)

I'm not sure about this. (17.00% - 34 votes)

The older folks I know say life is a struggle, so I doubt that this is true. (46.50% - 93 votes)

Total Votes: 200

Voting open Mon, Mar 5, 2012 10:04 a.m. - Thu, Apr 5, 2012 10:04 a.m.