While I was coming up with a new editor’s poll this week I looked back at some recent polls. I thought I would share the results with you:
- Did anyone you know experience long flight delays over the holidays? (Published Jan. 3). Answers: I don’t know anyone who was flying over the holidays (55 percent); Yes, someone I know was delayed (20 percent); No, everyone got where they were going (mostly) on time (19 percent); Yes, I was delayed (6 percent).
- How concerned are you about the omicron variant? (Dec. 20). Answers: Very concerned. It spreads quickly and easily (50 percent); Not too concerned. COVID-19 is overblown (30 percent); Not as concerned as I was over the delta variant (19 percent).
- How much attention are you paying to (the 2022) local congressional race? (Dec. 6). Answers: Not much attention. I’ll be interested next year (46 percent); A lot of attention. There are a lot of candidates already (31 percent); Hardly any attention. I am more focused on Christmas than politics (23 percent).
- How should local infrastructure spending be prioritized? (Nov. 29). Answers: Improve city streets and county roads first (44 percent); Improve major freeways first (34 percent); Improve infrastructure other than transportation (16 percent); Improve local transit first (6 percent).
- Have you received your COVID-19 booster shot? (Oct. 28). Answers: Yes, I have (45 percent); Not yet, but I plan to do so (30 percent); I don’t plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine (14 percent); I am not eligible for a booster (12 percent).
- When do you plan to vote this year? (Oct. 18). Answers: I like to vote as soon as my ballot arrives (54 percent); I don’t really have a preference (24 percent); I like to vote close to Election Day (16 percent); I don’t plan to vote this year (6 percent).
- Should health care workers be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19? (Oct. 4). Answers: Yes, Health care workers need to take all precautions when working with the public (69 percent); No. They should have a choice, like everyone else (31 percent).
Since these polls are anything but scientific, I don’t think it is fair to assume the results reflect the opinions of Clark County residents as a whole. But I do interpret them to show Columbian readers are connected with and concerned about their community. And with their local newspaper!