September 2013 Polls

How much stock do you put into community organization endorsements when you're deciding to vote?

Quite a bit. I don't have time to do the research so it's nice when groups help to guide me. (6.52% - 85 votes)

Some but not much. They're a little helpful but I have to rely mostly on myself. (21.40% - 279 votes)

None at all. These community groups all have a dog in the fight so they're looking out for themselves not the public in general. (72.09% - 940 votes)

Total Votes: 1,304

Voting open Mon, Sep 30, 2013 9:12 a.m. - Mon, Oct 28, 2013 6 a.m.

Who should be the Week 3 fall sports athlete of the week?

Livi Cox, Union swimming (19.82% - 22 votes)

Alexa Efraimson, Camas girls cross country (9.91% - 11 votes)

Austin Blankenship, Columbia River boys cross country (4.50% - 5 votes)

Spencer Tibbits, Fort Vancouver golf (5.41% - 6 votes)

Brooke Van Sickle, Battle Ground volleyball (60.36% - 67 votes)

Total Votes: 111

Voting open Sat, Sep 28, 2013 11:19 p.m. - Thu, Oct 3, 2013 8 p.m.

Who should be the Week 4 prep football player of the week?

Jacob Dennis, Skyview (13.78% - 93 votes)

Ayrrius Presley, Hudson's Bay (9.93% - 67 votes)

Justin Smalley, Battle Ground (26.96% - 182 votes)

Justin Straup, Evergreen (42.96% - 290 votes)

Eli Whitmire, Woodland (6.37% - 43 votes)

Total Votes: 675

Voting open Sat, Sep 28, 2013 10:57 p.m. - Wed, Oct 2, 2013 8 p.m.

Flu season is approaching. Will you get a flu shot?

Yep. I get one every year. (61.84% - 47 votes)

Nope. If I get sick, I get sick. (22.37% - 17 votes)

Never! I don’t get vaccines. (15.79% - 12 votes)

Total Votes: 76

Voting open Sat, Sep 28, 2013 6 a.m. - Mon, Oct 28, 2013 6 a.m.

Who should be Week 2 prep fall athlete of the week?

Eddie Abellar, Union golf (1.66% - 22 votes)

Neesha Godbole, Mountain View soccer (30.40% - 404 votes)

Morgan Micheletti, La Center volleyball (15.80% - 210 votes)

Alissa Pudlitzke, Camas cross country (44.02% - 585 votes)

Thanh Vo, Hudson's Bay tennis (8.13% - 108 votes)

Total Votes: 1,329

Voting open Sun, Sep 22, 2013 4:36 p.m. - Thu, Sep 26, 2013 8 p.m.

Who should be the Week 3 prep football player of the week?

Ronnie Evenden, Prairie (8.39% - 88 votes)

Rey Green, Evergreen (13.35% - 140 votes)

Bobby Jacobs, Washougal (11.92% - 125 votes)

Preston Jones, Mountain View (29.84% - 313 votes)

Leon Siofele, Union (36.51% - 383 votes)

Total Votes: 1,049

Voting open Sat, Sep 21, 2013 6:34 p.m. - Tue, Sep 24, 2013 8 p.m.

Has Alzheimer's or some form of dementia touched a member of your family?

Yes (77.01% - 67 votes)

No (21.84% - 19 votes)

Not sure (1.15% - 1 vote)

Total Votes: 87

Voting open Fri, Sep 20, 2013 9:08 p.m. - Mon, Sep 30, 2013 12 p.m.

What are your thoughts on Vancouver School District Superintendent Steven Webb getting a $4,000 shower installed for him at work?

Much ado about nothing. Another made for the media story that is intended to stir up trouble. (38.44% - 645 votes)

Governmental types can't seem to figure out how their actions are perceived. It's not about the money per se. (44.76% - 751 votes)

Buddy, can you spare a dime? (16.81% - 282 votes)

Total Votes: 1,678

Voting open Fri, Sep 20, 2013 7 p.m. - Fri, Oct 25, 2013 6 a.m.

Have you been affected by a crime in the last year?

Yes, I was (or someone close to me was) a victim of a violent crime. (6.88% - 13 votes)

Yes, somebody stole some items belonging to me. (14.81% - 28 votes)

Yes, my property was vandalized. (7.41% - 14 votes)

Yes, I was the victim of some other type of crime. (6.35% - 12 votes)

No. I was not a crime victim this year. (64.55% - 122 votes)

Total Votes: 189

Voting open Mon, Sep 16, 2013 4:51 p.m. - Wed, Oct 16, 2013 4:51 p.m.

Clark County Public Health got a $292,500 grant to encourage restaurants to make their dishes more nutritious. I'm thinking:

That's a great idea. Restaurants can choose to participate, and healthier dishes will benefit their customers. (22.34% - 21 votes)

Why should the government be doing this? Let restaurants decide on their own what dishes to offer. (59.57% - 56 votes)

It doesn't matter to me. I will still order my favorites. (11.70% - 11 votes)

Who eats out these days? (6.38% - 6 votes)

Total Votes: 94

Voting open Mon, Sep 16, 2013 4:42 p.m. - Wed, Oct 16, 2013 4:47 p.m.

With the possible bombing of Syria by the United States still on the table, do you feel we should be the world cops?

Yes, we have the power and the responsibility to keep irresponsible countries in line. (9.42% - 66 votes)

No, there are other countries that should take the lead when the irresponsible countries are closer to them. Besides, today we rarely get credit or win friends when we "help." (86.45% - 606 votes)

I have no opinion at this time. (4.14% - 29 votes)

Total Votes: 701

Voting open Mon, Sep 16, 2013 9:58 a.m. - Mon, Sep 30, 2013 6 a.m.

Do you want to see healthier options on restaurant menus?

Yes. I’m trying to eat more healthful meals. (65.52% - 19 votes)

I don’t care. I choose whatever sounds best. (10.34% - 3 votes)

No. I like to splurge when I eat at restaurants. (3.45% - 1 vote)

Yes. But I don’t always order them. (20.69% - 6 votes)

Total Votes: 29

Voting open Sat, Sep 14, 2013 6 a.m. - Mon, Oct 14, 2013 6 a.m.

If you had an emergency would you have enough money to meet your expenses for six months?

Yes. (41.88% - 495 votes)

No. (53.38% - 631 votes)

I really don't know. (4.74% - 56 votes)

Total Votes: 1,182

Voting open Mon, Sep 9, 2013 9:13 a.m. - Mon, Oct 7, 2013 6 a.m.

In light of recent accidents, should teen driving laws be revisited?

Yes. The minimum driving age should be raised to at least 18. (27.55% - 54 votes)

I don't support raising the driving age, but there could be more requirements and restrictions on teen drivers. (45.92% - 90 votes)

Though the accidents are tragic, I don't see a need to change the driving laws at this time. (26.53% - 52 votes)

Total Votes: 196

Voting open Mon, Sep 9, 2013 8:32 a.m. - Sun, Oct 6, 2013 6:32 p.m.

What do you think about WSUV’s new tobacco-free policy?

I like it. WSUV should protect people from exposure to second-hand smoke. (61.69% - 95 votes)

I don’t like it. WSUV shouldn’t interfere with someone’s personal choice. (7.79% - 12 votes)

The policy should only prohibit smoking, not all tobacco. (3.25% - 5 votes)

They should at least allow smoking in designated areas. (27.27% - 42 votes)

Total Votes: 154

Voting open Sat, Sep 7, 2013 6 a.m. - Mon, Oct 7, 2013 6 a.m.

The Columbian did a story Sunday on State Senator Don Benton and his background. I'm thinking:

The Columbian should just let it alone. You've done enough on him. (22.59% - 302 votes)

The Columbian should keep digging on this mess of his being hired by the county. Never let up. (65.00% - 869 votes)

Nothing the government does surprises me anymore. Could it get any worse? (12.42% - 166 votes)

Total Votes: 1,337

Voting open Tue, Sep 3, 2013 10:16 a.m. - Tue, Sep 24, 2013 6 a.m.

Should the state provide grants to help preserve old barns?

Yes. Old barns are part of Washington's heritage and should be preserved. They add a unique character to the landscape. (20.63% - 33 votes)

No. The government is too broke at this time to help preserve any old barns. (70.63% - 113 votes)

The grants are OK, as long as barn owners are free to do what they want, including tearing the barn down. (8.75% - 14 votes)

Total Votes: 160

Voting open Tue, Sep 3, 2013 9:42 a.m. - Thu, Oct 3, 2013 9:42 a.m.