January 2013 Polls

Comparing what government employees get to what private employees get.... is it fair?

Yes. Although most government employees are better off than most private employees, private employees will eventually catch up. (26.60% - 250 votes)

No. We're in the new normal now, meaning we shouldn't expect private employees to magically catch up to government employees. (60.32% - 567 votes)

No opinion at this time. (13.09% - 123 votes)

Total Votes: 940

Voting open Mon, Jan 28, 2013 10:35 a.m. - Mon, Feb 25, 2013 6 a.m.

Would you feel your children are safer if their schools had armed guards?

Yes. The need for armed guards at schools has become a fact of life, unfortunately. (40.08% - 103 votes)

No. If the teachers were allowed to be armed, then that would be enough to deter violence. (19.07% - 49 votes)

No. My child's school is safe enough, and armed guards wouldn't make it any safer. (33.46% - 86 votes)

My child's school already has an armed school resource officer/armed security guard. (7.39% - 19 votes)

Total Votes: 257

Voting open Mon, Jan 28, 2013 9:53 a.m. - Thu, Feb 28, 2013 9:53 a.m.

How honed are your food-handling techniques?

Great. I’ve taken a food safety class and follow guidelines. (33.33% - 22 votes)

So-so. I know the important stuff. (39.39% - 26 votes)

Not so good. I shouldn’t be left alone in the kitchen. (3.03% - 2 votes)

Well, I haven’t made anyone sick yet. (24.24% - 16 votes)

Total Votes: 66

Voting open Sat, Jan 26, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Feb 26, 2013 6 a.m.

Should people living near railroad tracks pay more taxes to create no-horn 'quiet zones'?

Yes. It's worth local folks paying more to keep the train horns quiet. (33.49% - 72 votes)

No. Though installing more crossing guards to keep train horns silent might work, it's just too costly. (18.14% - 39 votes)

I like the idea of creating quiet zones, but all taxpayers should share in the cost. (14.42% - 31 votes)

Tell the train engineers they don't have to blow their horns and leave the crossings as they are. Any idiot should know to look for a train. (33.95% - 73 votes)

Total Votes: 215

Voting open Mon, Jan 21, 2013 2:27 p.m. - Thu, Feb 21, 2013 2:27 p.m.

Will the president get more done in his second term than he did in his first term?

Yes (33.63% - 533 votes)

No (62.27% - 987 votes)

No opinion (4.10% - 65 votes)

Total Votes: 1,585

Voting open Mon, Jan 21, 2013 10:43 a.m. - Mon, Feb 18, 2013 6 a.m.

What’s your favorite aerobic exercise?

Running. (7.69% - 6 votes)

Fitness classes, such as step aerobics. (6.41% - 5 votes)

Swimming or other water aerobics. (12.82% - 10 votes)

Riding a bicycle or spin bike. (23.08% - 18 votes)

Other. (50.00% - 39 votes)

Total Votes: 78

Voting open Sat, Jan 19, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Feb 19, 2013 6 a.m.

While Clark College's cafeteria is closed, what kinds of food carts should it offer?

International cuisine, including Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern. (7.58% - 15 votes)

Good ol' American food. Nothing too weird. (9.60% - 19 votes)

A mix of all of those, and don't forget Mexican. (45.45% - 90 votes)

The college shouldn't allow food carts, which compete with nearby restaurants. And the college bakery will remain open, anyway. (37.37% - 74 votes)

Total Votes: 198

Voting open Mon, Jan 14, 2013 10:50 a.m. - Thu, Feb 14, 2013 10:50 a.m.

A Columbian story showed residents are quick to obtain guns after a high profile shooting. Are residents too quick?

No, it's human nature to want to protect yourself when you sense danger. (57.06% - 780 votes)

Yes, take a breath before you jump into a gun purchase. It's a big decision. (40.89% - 559 votes)

No opinion at this time. (2.05% - 28 votes)

Total Votes: 1,367

Voting open Mon, Jan 14, 2013 9:43 a.m. - Thu, Feb 14, 2013 6 a.m.

How often do you consume energy drinks or energy shots?

Never. I don’t like what they do to my body. (37.61% - 41 votes)

Sometimes, when I need a pick-me-up. (18.35% - 20 votes)

Can’t get through my day without one. (3.67% - 4 votes)

Never tried ‘em. (40.37% - 44 votes)

Total Votes: 109

Voting open Sat, Jan 12, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6 a.m.

What do you expect from this legislative session, now that conservatives control the Senate?

Better choices on spending reductions, and no new taxes. (28.72% - 54 votes)

A resolution to a judge's ruling that says the state must devote more resources to public schools. (0.53% - 1 vote)

A bunch of gridlock similar to what we've seen in Congress. (46.28% - 87 votes)

It'll probably be just business as usual. (24.47% - 46 votes)

Total Votes: 188

Voting open Mon, Jan 7, 2013 10:16 a.m. - Thu, Feb 7, 2013 10:18 a.m.

Mayor Tim Leavitt likely won't make a decision to run again for about a month. What should he do?

Run again! No matter who you are, you'll always hear the screamers the loudest. He has done well for Vancouver and deserves another term. (31.61% - 409 votes)

One term is plenty. Don't feel politicians should make a career out of elected office even if it is only part time. Thanks Mr. Mayor but please give someone else a chance. (41.65% - 539 votes)

Let me guess, the naysayers will dominate this unscientific poll. (14.84% - 192 votes)

No opinion at this time. (11.90% - 154 votes)

Total Votes: 1,294

Voting open Mon, Jan 7, 2013 9:43 a.m. - Mon, Feb 4, 2013 6 a.m.

Flu season arrived early in Clark County. Have you caught the bug?

Yes, and it was an especially nasty strain. (9.18% - 9 votes)

Yes, but I managed to kick the virus after a few days. (10.20% - 10 votes)

Nope. I’ve avoided the flu so far. (34.69% - 34 votes)

No. I hope the flu shot continues to protect me. (45.92% - 45 votes)

Total Votes: 98

Voting open Sat, Jan 5, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Feb 5, 2013 6 a.m.