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

Finance Minister Tom Marshall says he expects the province will need to go to the bond market to pay for government operations for the first time in a decade, starting in the coming budget year, despite the province's economy apparently booming. Why do you think that is?

  • 23% Just the way it is trying to balance budgets
  • 1% Taxes too low
  • 42% Poor management of the province's finances
  • 13% Government spending has been too high
  • 8% Civil service has grown too big
  • 7% Demands in health-care, other areas growing
  • 1% Don't know

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Do you approve of the announcement this week that Newfoundland and Labrador will accept 550 more economic immigrants, increasing the annual number to 1,050 from 500?


What do you make of the recent revelation that Newfoundland’s offshore oil reserves rival Norway’s remaining reserves?


Do you think it’s right for government to try to collect $110 in pension overpayment from a 102-year-old?


Do you think Conservative Leader Stephen Harper should have answered questions from the media during his visit to Bay Roberts?


Are you concerned that the revised estimate for the total cost of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectrive project, revealed this week, will significantly increase your power bill in 2018 and beyond?

Recent survey

Do you agree with the province's decision to allow seafood lovers and restaurants to buy fish directly from fishermen?

  • 94% Yes
  • 6% No

Were you surprised to hear that the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project is late and over budget by another $600 million, to an estimated $7.65 billion?

  • 9% Yes
  • 91% No

Have you noticed any damaged guardrails during your drives around St. John’s and area?

  • 55% Yes, many
  • 29% Yes, some
  • 16% No

Do you agree with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro board of directors chairman Ken Marshall that bonuses given to Hydro executives were deserved?

  • 6% Yes
  • 94% No

Do you think the city has been communicating enough with downtown businesses about its plans for the Water Street tear up?

  • 18% Yes
  • 68% No
  • 14% What's the Water Street tear up?

In light of the problems with marauding minks in areas near mink farms, should the province inspect them more often?

  • 82% Yes
  • 5% No
  • 13% Should test mink for origin

Do you think the City of St. John’s should develop more services for immigrants?

  • 20% Yes
  • 71% No
  • 9% Uncertain

Do you think a pedway should be built for Waterford school students to cross Topsail Road?

  • 69% Yes, it’s a dangerous intersection
  • 29% No, students can use crosswalk
  • 2% Uncertain

Will you get a flu shot this year?

  • 1% Already did
  • 50% Not yet, but will
  • 28% Not likely
  • 21% Think they’re useless

Now that two of the three major political leaders have come to N.L., do you think Conservative Leader Stephen Harper will make a showing?

  • 27% Probably
  • 65% Not likely
  • 8% Uncertain