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

Were you surprised by Premier Kathy Dunderdale’s cabinet shuffle Wednesday that saw ministers Jerome Kennedy and Tom Marshall switch departments?

  • 3% Yes
  • 53% No, she wants Kennedy to lead the upcoming battle with public sector unions
  • 34% Nothing surprises me with government
  • 8% Don’t care

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What is the etiquette of choosing from a two or more-layered box of chocolates?


Do you pay a monthly membership fee to a gym or other exercise-related facility and rarely use it?


With shrimp quotas expected to drop significantly in coming years, and crab quotas also decreasing, do you think it’s time to increase cod quotas in waters around the province to help the fishing industry stay afloat?


According to Environment Canada's long-range weather forecast, Newfoundland's east coast, including St. John's, will likely have a green Christmas this year. Do you prefer to have snow at Christmas?


Inspection reports made public by The Telegram this week have raised concerns about lack of cleanliness in 20 northeast Avalon schools. Liberal education critic Dale Kirby says school inspection reports should be posted online for public viewing, like restaurant and bridge inspections. Do you agree with this?

Recent survey

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has been warning residents to beware of email and telephone scams, the latest phone scam involving what appears to be a call from Newfoundland Power, requesting payment of an electricity bill. Have you ever fallen victim to an email or telephone scam?

  • 7% Yes
  • 82% No
  • 11% I haven't but I know other people who have lost money to these scams

Eastern Health announced Monday that a St. John's teenager's tuberculosis diagnosis in November was a mistake, caused by cross-contamination of a specimen in its labs. The health authority said this is rare, but it can happen. Does this error cause you to have less confidence in diagnostic test results in the province's health-care system?

  • 81% Yes, I wonder how many other test results are in error
  • 14% No, this was an isolated incident
  • 5% I'm not sure

Premier Paul Davis is currently in a dispute with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the federal Conservatives over a $400-million fund for fisheries transformation, as a condition of Newfoundland and Labrador dropping minimum processing requirements (MPRs) on fish bound for Europe as part of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). Do you believe the actions by the premier on this issue will boost the popularity of the Newfoundland and Labrador Progressive Conservatives?

  • 23% Yes
  • 69% No
  • 8% Not sure

CBC is shortening all local supper-hour newscasts by a half-hour beginning next fall, including "Here & Now" in Newfoundland. Do you agree with this decision?

  • 48% Yes, 30 minutes is long enough for a local newscast.
  • 37% No, CBC is a public broadcaster and should offer taxpayers more local news.
  • 12% I don't watch CBC TV news.
  • 3% I have no opinion

Despite access to email and digital messaging, some people still like to send and receive traditional Christmas cards through the postal service? Do you still send out traditional greeting cards at this time of year?

  • 42% Yes
  • 22% No
  • 30% I only mail cards to family members and close friends
  • 6% I still have a long list of people that I send cards to every year

Do you think employers are doing enough to hire people with disabilities?

  • 21% Yes
  • 64% No
  • 15% Haven't thought about it

Newfoundland MHAs are eligible for a pension after five years of service and two general assemblies, as reported in a story in today's Telegram. Do you believe the pension plan for Newfoundland politicians is too generous?

  • 94% Yes, it should be comparable to what's offered in the public or private sectors.
  • 4% No, people who go into politics deserve a more generous pension than public or private employees.
  • 2% I have no opinion.

Do you think some Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, who may not support the seal hunt, are afraid to speak up because of what their friends, neighbours and other residents think?

  • 31% Yes
  • 8% Maybe
  • 23% No
  • 35% It’s not an issue here until the anti-seal hunt crowd brings it up
  • 3% Undecided

Tom Mulcair says a New Democrat government would revive the long-gun registry, minus the flaws that made the original registry so controversial. Would you support this approach to this issue?

  • 26% Yes, there has to be a way
  • 6% No, it’s too controversial
  • 35% Doesn’t matter, NDP not going to form government
  • 7% No way to do it without a lot of problems
  • 21% Better to find other ways to reduce gun violence
  • 5% Undecided

If you are planning to cut your own Christmas tree this year, are you aware of the provincial regulations — not to cut a tree within 102 metres of the centre line of any highway or in preservation area, or not cut a large tree just to obtain the top portion?

  • 10% Yes, looking forward to getting one
  • 5% No, wasn’t aware of those
  • 8% I never cut my own Christmas tree
  • 64% I have an artificial tree
  • 13% Not putting up a Christmas tree