November 2012 Polls

Do you feel soon-to-be Commissioner David Madore will succeed in changing the way county government does business?

Yes. I suspect the entrenched establishment has never seen someone with the talent, brains and will that Madore has. (33.77% - 306 votes)

No. Despite Madore's talent, brains and will, the establishment forces are too great. It's likely to be business as usual. (35.65% - 323 votes)

Maybe. You'll see some changes but with big government and big unions working together, real change will be muted. (30.57% - 277 votes)

Total Votes: 906

Voting open Mon, Nov 26, 2012 9:52 a.m. - Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6 a.m.

Should government waive fees for entrepreneurs who want to set up a business here?

Yes. Our paramount need is to create private-sector jobs, and government should step out of an entrepreneur's way. (37.17% - 71 votes)

No. By waiving these fees, it puts the costs for reviewing plans, improving adjacent roads, etc. onto the taxpayers. (39.79% - 76 votes)

Government shouldn't have the power to regulate what landowners do with their property. Repeal these laws and there will be a lot more jobs. (23.04% - 44 votes)

Total Votes: 191

Voting open Mon, Nov 26, 2012 9:43 a.m. - Wed, Dec 26, 2012 9:43 a.m.

Are you a registered organ donor?

Absolutely. (76.19% - 64 votes)

Nope. (23.81% - 20 votes)

I don't know how to register. (0.00% - 0 votes)

Total Votes: 84

Voting open Sat, Nov 24, 2012 6 a.m. - Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6 a.m.

Does the late discovery of 1,178 uncounted ballots affect your faith in our elections office?

Yes. It makes me confident that there are enough checks and balances to uncover mistakes made by either humans or computers. (14.02% - 30 votes)

It makes me look more negatively on the process. If they can miss this many votes for 10 days, might there be other mistakes? (64.95% - 139 votes)

It's interesting, but it doesn't change my confidence level in the elections process. (17.29% - 37 votes)

Election? What election? I'm more worried about Black Friday sales. (3.74% - 8 votes)

Total Votes: 214

Voting open Mon, Nov 19, 2012 9:42 a.m. - Wed, Dec 19, 2012 9:42 a.m.

What does Thanksgiving mean to you?

Being grateful for those family and friends that I love and family and friends that love me. (27.57% - 161 votes)

Being able to give to those that are less fortunate than me. (1.54% - 9 votes)

All of the above plus much, much more. (70.89% - 414 votes)

Total Votes: 584

Voting open Mon, Nov 19, 2012 8:51 a.m. - Mon, Dec 17, 2012 6 a.m.

How do you prevent holiday weight gain?

Get in a workout before big holiday meals. (9.43% - 5 votes)

Eat only one plate of food at Thanksgiving dinner. (24.53% - 13 votes)

Skip the Christmas fudge and other sweets. (20.75% - 11 votes)

It’s the holidays! Bring on the extra pounds! (45.28% - 24 votes)

Total Votes: 53

Voting open Sat, Nov 17, 2012 6 a.m. - Mon, Dec 17, 2012 6 a.m.

Will you donate to a local charity this holiday season?

Yes. In fact, we will donate a little more this year. (20.11% - 36 votes)

Yes. We will donate about the same as last year. (32.40% - 58 votes)

We'll donate, but probably not as much as last year. (14.53% - 26 votes)

We're not donating this year. (32.96% - 59 votes)

Total Votes: 179

Voting open Mon, Nov 12, 2012 1:28 p.m. - Tue, Dec 25, 2012 1:28 p.m.

Now that conservatives are in charge of the county commission what do you expect to see?

The floodgates opening up for private jobs. (14.78% - 157 votes)

Wages, benefits and retirement for county workers on a level playing field with private workers. (18.74% - 199 votes)

It's government! Absolutely nothing will change! (66.48% - 706 votes)

Total Votes: 1,062

Voting open Mon, Nov 12, 2012 9:21 a.m. - Wed, Dec 12, 2012 9:21 a.m.

How often do you meditate?

Daily. Meditation keeps my mind calm. (23.08% - 15 votes)

Sometimes. Meditation helps when I’m stressed. (16.92% - 11 votes)

Never. I don’t have time to stare at a wall. (44.62% - 29 votes)

I don’t know how to meditate. (15.38% - 10 votes)

Total Votes: 65

Voting open Sat, Nov 10, 2012 6 a.m. - Mon, Dec 10, 2012 6 a.m.

Funding is still uncertain for state parks. What should be done?

State parks are an important amenity, and should receive a guaranteed slice of the state general fund. (40.28% - 85 votes)

State parks should still receive some general fund money, but weigh it against other needs. (29.38% - 62 votes)

State parks should be self-supporting. If Discovery Pass revenues have been disappointing, the parks budget must be cut. (14.69% - 31 votes)

State government shouldn't be in the parks business. Privatize them, sell them to the highest bidder or give them to local governments to run. (15.64% - 33 votes)

Total Votes: 211

Voting open Mon, Nov 5, 2012 12:04 p.m. - Wed, Dec 5, 2012 12:04 p.m.

The Oregon Ducks, on their way to a national championship football game, runs a rapid fire offense that defenses simply can't get ready for. Is it a gimmick?

Absolutely not! The rules tell you when you're allowed to snap the football on offense and they follow the rules. (69.73% - 592 votes)

Rules, smules. Going before the defense is ready misrepresents the way the game should be played. The defense should be allowed to get ready. (7.42% - 63 votes)

The SEC traditionally eliminates all the silly gimmicks other teams try. (22.85% - 194 votes)

Total Votes: 849

Voting open Mon, Nov 5, 2012 9:13 a.m. - Mon, Dec 3, 2012 6 a.m.

Do you participate in group fitness classes?

Yes. The group atmosphere makes working out fun. (12.90% - 8 votes)

Sometimes, when I find a good class. (12.90% - 8 votes)

No. I prefer working out alone. (56.45% - 35 votes)

Like jazzercise? No way. (17.74% - 11 votes)

Total Votes: 62

Voting open Sat, Nov 3, 2012 6 a.m. - Sun, Dec 2, 2012 6 a.m.