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

Do you think a new committee struck to analyze whether budget cuts to the Department of Justice went too far will result in a fewer number of layoffs?

  • 59% Yes, it’s a way for government to save face
  • 15% No, government has made up its mind
  • 22% Maybe, but not much
  • 2% Undecided

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When you walk toward the entrance of a public building and there are people standing around and smoking outside the doors, does it always seem the smokers are staring at you?

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Do you think events like the Purple Ribbon Campaign announced by the provincial government Tuesday are effective ways to raise awareness and change attitudes, behaviours and to prevent violent acts against women?

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The latest in a string of by-elections in the province are taking place today in the districts of Humber East and Trinity-Bay de Verde. Do you think there are too many of these, and that a general election should be called?

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Recently released figures show Canadians paid $462.5 million in passport fees last year, but it cost the federal government only $256.5 million to produce the necessary documents. The cost for a five-year passport increased to $120 from $87 last year, while a new 10-year passport was introduced at a cost of $160. Do you think the cost for a passport are too high? Yes

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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?

Recent survey

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

  • 2% Already done — my neighbours hate me
  • 6% Started but will not light them up yet
  • 24% Dec. 1
  • 43% A couple weeks before Christmas
  • 3% Christmas Eve
  • 14% Will not be decorating for Christmas
  • 8% Undecided

Do you plan to get the flu shot this year?

  • 18% Yes
  • 35% No
  • 38% Already have it
  • 3% Undecided
  • 6% Don’t get the flu

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?

  • 13% 80 km/h or les
  • 18% 90 km/h
  • 47% 100 km/h
  • 16% 120 km/h
  • 6% More than 120 km/h

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?

  • 28% Yes, victims are taken more seriously today and have nothing to fear about speaking out.
  • 65% No, there are still many barriers that prevent victims from speaking out.
  • 7% I'm not sure.

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