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Because our results are rounded, a single vote may not seem to affect the percentages below. Rest assured it does count for the calculation of the results.

Results of the survey

The first public consultation for the City of St. John’s winter maintenance (snowclearing) review was held Tuesday evening, on one of the warmest and best evenings so far this spring and summer. Another is planned for Thursday. Is this the best time to be doing these consultations?

  • 47% Yes, the review has to be complete before next winter
  • 12% No, most residents will not attend on nice summer evenings
  • 20% Maybe the fall would be better
  • 18% Consultations should be held at winter, while snowclearing is in progress
  • 0% Undecided

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Legislation was introduced in the House of Assembly Thursday to clarify the rules of the road for drivers approaching, entering and exiting a roundabout. Have you driven through a roundabout before?

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When do you plan on starting to decorate your home for Christmas?

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Do you plan to get the flu shot this year?

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and RCMP are repeatedly asking drivers to slow down and exercise caution on the province's highways, especially in bad weather. Which response below do you believe best represents your average speed when highway driving?

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There's recently been a lot of discussion about barriers that prevent sexual assault victims from going public. Do you believe society has advanced any in this regard?

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The Mile One Centre sell-out streak for St. John’s IceCaps games ended Thursday when ticket sales came in at about 600 below capacity. The streak had lasted 120 games. What do you think most contributed to Thursday’s drop in ticket sales?

  • 28% A seven-game winless stretch the team was on
  • 8% People focused more on Christmas shopping
  • 13% No big deal, it was still a good turnout
  • 45% Interest in the team dropping
  • 6% Don’t know

Premier Paul Davis has until next September to call a provincial election, but it’s speculated he will call the election in the spring. When do you think the general election should be called?

  • 25% In the spring
  • 17% Next September
  • 54% As soon as possible
  • 4% Undecided

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is asking for an increase in electricity rates of 2.8 per cent in Newfoundland, and 1.9 per cent in Labrador, saying the increase is necessary to pay for work being done on the electricity system in recent years. Do you think the increase would be fair?

  • 12% Yes, the cost of doing the needed work has to be covered
  • 32% No, the increase is unnecessary
  • 4% Yes, the province will still have the lowest electricity rates in Atlantic Canada
  • 46% No, it’s just the start of more increases to come
  • 6% Undecided, this has to be studied

The recent murders of two Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil have sharpened the focus on this year's Remembrance Day ceremonies. Do you plan to attend Nov. 11 ceremonies to honour the country's veterans and current soldiers?

  • 57% Yes
  • 33% No
  • 10% Not sure

The provincial government announced Thursday it is moving ahead with plans for a new court complex for St. John’s to serve the Northeast Avalon Peninsula. The intent is to construct a complex to house the court of appeal, the supreme court, family division, and the provincial court on a single site. What do you think of this?

  • 32% Great, long overdue
  • 10% Waste of money, not needed
  • 51% There are other priorities for taxpayers’ money
  • 4% Undecided
  • 3% I’ll file my decision at a later time

Do you think the Liberal victory in the Conception Bay South byelection is a sign of the way things are going for Premier Paul Davis and the Tory party heading toward the next general election?

  • 65% Yes, it signals people want change
  • 17% No, the byelection was close, could have gone either way
  • 16% Well, it shows Davis has a lot of work to do
  • 2% Not really into politics

Do you find it difficult finding a garage or service centre to install your winter tires each year?

  • 24% Yes, you have to wait weeks for an appointment
  • 30% No, I have my regular garage that does it quickly
  • 9% Somewhat
  • 20% I do it myself
  • 10% I use all-season tires year round
  • 7% Don’t have a vehicle

Do you believe Justice and Public Safety Minister Judy Manning is a good fit for that position, despite not being an elected member of the House of Assembly?

  • 13% Yes, not much else to choose from
  • 55% No, she’s not experienced enough
  • 3% Undecided
  • 21% She needs to run for election soon
  • 8% Don’t care

Pharmacists have long lobbied to play a bigger role in the province’s health-care system. It was announced last Thursday they will be allowed to administer flu shots. Would you consider going to a pharmacist to get your flu shot?

  • 46% Yes, they are well-trained professionals
  • 26% No, I’d rather a doctor or nurse
  • 12% If the flu shot is free, I’ll go
  • 12% Don’t get the flu shot
  • 4% Undecided

Did you, or will you dress up in costume for work today in the spirit of halloween?

  • 18% Yes
  • 55% No
  • 9% Not working today
  • 13% I hate halloween
  • 5% I’m too scared to dress up