Our Polls

Here are the results of the poll.

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

Why do you think there is so much interest in the St. John’s IceCaps AHL hockey team based in St. John’s?

  • 21% We love hockey in this province
  • 31% The organization is good and the team is competitive
  • 14% We realized what we lost when the St. John’s Maple Leafs left
  • 11% I’m sorry, I don’t see a lot of interest
  • 23% Don’t care

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The provincial minimum wage has increased by 25 cents to $10.25 per hour today. An additional 25-cent increase will take place Oct. 1, 2015. Do you think these are fair increases?

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Do you think, that following the auditor general’s report, there should be a judicial inquiry into the issues surrounding the controversial Humber Valley Paving contract?

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What best legal punishment do you think it will take to deter people from the dangerious distracted driving practices of texting and cellphone use while behind the wheel?

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An 11-year-old boy who was playing soccer on a field in Topsail Thursday night was viciously stabbed in the neck. Witnesses said an older male who jumped the fence and fled after the incident. Do you believe the St. John's-metro region is less safe today for children than it was a decade or two ago?

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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has extended the fall recreational groundfish fishery for Newfoundland and Labrador for three days because of days lost due to high winds and bad weather. Do you think this is the right thing to do?

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The provincial government has allocated more than $3.5 million to assist the Marble Mountain Development Corp. with the replacement of the Governor’s Express lift — a chairlift damaged when a lightning strike caused a fire in the lift shack at the top of the ski hill on Aug. 8. Do you agree with this funding being provided?

  • 25% Yes, Marble Mountain is so important for winter tourism in the area
  • 63% No, the facility should be able to complete repairs itself
  • 4% Undecided
  • 8% Don’t like skiing so don’t care

Some drivers who get frustrated at being stuck behind a school bus that is making frequent stops to pick up children pull out and pass the bus. Do you think steeper fines would help stop this dangerous practice?

  • 30% Yes
  • 7% No, drivers will always break the rules
  • 32% Penalties should be even higher, like a driving suspension
  • 3% It’s OK to pass the bus if the kids are all on board
  • 23% Bus drivers should pull over and let traffic pass
  • 5% Undecided

Will you be participating in the recreational cod food fishery that is running in the province right now?

  • 14% Yes
  • 72% No
  • 0% Undecided
  • 9% Hoping to if I can get on a boat
  • 5% Don’t like fish

The provincial government has given up on the moose sensors on the highway as a means to prevent moose-vehicle accidents. The sensors do not work. What do you think is the most effective way to prevent moose-vehicle accidents in the province?

  • 22% Moose fencing
  • 10% Brush clearing
  • 15% Increase moose hunting licences
  • 1% More aggressive public awareness campaigns
  • 5% Reduce speed limits
  • 44% Some combination of all of the above
  • 3% Undecided

Do you think it would be better economically for the Northeast Avalon if all municipalities on the Northeast Avalon amalgamated?

  • 48% Yes
  • 19% No
  • 3% Undecided
  • 23% Maybe better for St. John’s, not the smaller communities
  • 7% Stupid question

A recent Chicago Council on Global Affairs survey asked respondents this year to rate their feelings for other countries — with one being the coldest and 100 being the coziest. Canada came out with a top score of 79 per cent. If a similar survey took place in Canada and you were asked to participate, would you rate the U.S. as the warmest other country to you?

  • 24% Yes
  • 40% No
  • 22% It would be up near the top
  • 1% Undecided
  • 13% I wouldn’t take part in such a survey

Should the City of St. John’s subsidize the St. John’s IceCaps AHL hockey team with $700,000 over the next two years?

  • 28% Yes, it’s a good gesture for this team and any future teams
  • 59% No, they are leaving after two years!
  • 2% Undecided
  • 4% Don't know enough about it
  • 7% Don’t care
  • 0%

Do you think that coming off this weekend’s leadership convention, and with Paul Davis emerging as premier-designate, the provincial Progressive Conservatives will be able to turn their low-polling numbers around before the next general election?

  • 14% Yes, the party has new wind in its sails
  • 50% No, that ship is going down
  • 30% Depends on what moves Davis makes for the party to regain people’s trust
  • 1% Undecided
  • 5% Don’t care

The Canadian Payroll Association says things are getting tougher for working Canadians. It says more people are living paycheque to paycheque and saving less. Are you currently meeting your financial obligations with your income?

  • 28% Yes, and saving money, too
  • 35% Yes, but not able to save money
  • 14% Not quite
  • 23% No, going further and further into debt

According to a Randstad Career and Personal Branding Survey, the top factor that contributes to workers enjoying their job is having a great working relationship with their colleagues. What is the top reason you enjoy your job?

  • 28% Great colleagues
  • 17% Good pay
  • 9% It’s the job I always wanted to do
  • 18% I don’t enjoy my job
  • 14% I only enjoy part of my job
  • 14% I don’t have a job