July 2013 Polls

What do you most like talking about with your friends?

Politics (26.18% - 161 votes)

Sports (18.86% - 116 votes)

Family life (45.37% - 279 votes)

Movies and TV (9.59% - 59 votes)

Total Votes: 615

Voting open Mon, Jul 29, 2013 8:38 a.m. - Mon, Aug 12, 2013 6 a.m.

How does the health care reform mandate requiring insurance affect you?

I’ll have to purchase insurance through the health exchange or pay a fine. (12.40% - 16 votes)

It won’t because I’ll be covered by expanded Medicaid. (8.53% - 11 votes)

It won’t because I have health coverage from my employer. (48.06% - 62 votes)

I don’t know. (31.01% - 40 votes)

Total Votes: 129

Voting open Sat, Jul 27, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Aug 27, 2013 6 a.m.

Vehicle sales are up this year. Are you driving a new car?

Yes, I bought a new vehicle within the last year. (14.90% - 31 votes)

No, but I am thinking about going shopping for one soon. (9.13% - 19 votes)

No way. I'm keeping the cars I have now. (74.04% - 154 votes)

I don't own a vehicle. (1.92% - 4 votes)

Total Votes: 208

Voting open Fri, Jul 26, 2013 10:40 a.m. - Mon, Aug 26, 2013 10:40 a.m.

The county now is trying to reduce its payroll through attrition and combining some positions. Is that enough or should the county be doing more in this area?

It's enough. County employees deliver needed services and we can't keep cutting back. (45.01% - 487 votes)

It's not enough. County government is bloated and much more can be done. (48.15% - 521 votes)

No opinion at this time. (6.84% - 74 votes)

Total Votes: 1,082

Voting open Mon, Jul 22, 2013 9:26 a.m. - Mon, Aug 19, 2013 6 a.m.

How much water do you drink every day?

A lot. I carry around a water bottle. (38.84% - 47 votes)

I follow the standard recommendation: eight, 8-ounce glasses. (29.75% - 36 votes)

Not much. I don’t like water. (31.40% - 38 votes)

Total Votes: 121

Voting open Sat, Jul 20, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Aug 20, 2013 6 a.m.

How earth-friendly is your garden?

Friendly. I have native plants, conserve water, and steer clear of toxic substances. (33.15% - 61 votes)

Middle of the road. I do some of this stuff. (25.54% - 47 votes)

Hey, I just use whatever keeps my lawn lush and green. (19.57% - 36 votes)

I'm just not that into gardening. (21.74% - 40 votes)

Total Votes: 184

Voting open Mon, Jul 15, 2013 9 a.m. - Wed, Aug 14, 2013 5:58 p.m.

Did you agree with the Trayvon Martin murder case where Geroge Zimmerman was found not guilty in Florida?

Yes (63.12% - 1,263 votes)

No (28.59% - 572 votes)

No opinion (8.30% - 166 votes)

Total Votes: 2,001

Voting open Mon, Jul 15, 2013 8:59 a.m. - Mon, Jul 29, 2013 6 a.m.

How often do you visit the dentist?

Every six months like the dentist recommends. (58.90% - 86 votes)

Once a year. (13.01% - 19 votes)

Once every few years. (7.53% - 11 votes)

Only when I have a dental problem. (10.96% - 16 votes)

I don’t remember the last time I saw a dentist. (9.59% - 14 votes)

Total Votes: 146

Voting open Sat, Jul 13, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Aug 13, 2013 6 a.m.

The CRC is dead for now but how long do you think it will be before another viable proposal gets cranked up?

Ten years. That's what had been suggested by proponents. (30.40% - 300 votes)

Five years. Me thinks the ten-year mark had a bit of politics in it. (29.08% - 287 votes)

Next year. Hey, why not. (40.53% - 400 votes)

Total Votes: 987

Voting open Mon, Jul 8, 2013 11:21 a.m. - Mon, Aug 5, 2013 6 a.m.

Which statement best describes your use of marijuana?

I use it now for medical reasons, or I would use it if it was prescribed to me. (5.59% - 17 votes)

I use it now for recreation. (8.22% - 25 votes)

I am likely to use it for recreation once it becomes legal to buy and sell. (8.55% - 26 votes)

I am not a marijuana user, and don't plan to become one. (77.63% - 236 votes)

Total Votes: 304

Voting open Mon, Jul 8, 2013 10:33 a.m. - Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:33 a.m.

What are your thoughts on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine?

It’s great. Anything that prevents cervical cancer gets a thumbs up. (84.93% - 124 votes)

It’s awful. It just gives teens the green light to have sex. (9.59% - 14 votes)

What’s HPV? (5.48% - 8 votes)

Total Votes: 146

Voting open Sat, Jul 6, 2013 6 a.m. - Tue, Aug 6, 2013 6 a.m.

Now that the CRC project has failed to attract funding, what should the next move be?

Nothing. Let's live with what we have, which works well enough for now. (21.32% - 84 votes)

Let's start again and plan for a different kind of bridge, perhaps in a different location. (51.27% - 202 votes)

Let's keep working to see if we can get the original CRC built, even if it takes many more years. (27.41% - 108 votes)

Total Votes: 394

Voting open Mon, Jul 1, 2013 9:05 a.m. - Thu, Aug 1, 2013 9:06 a.m.