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 MHA Paul Lane made a good move by jumping ship from the governing Tories to join the Liberal Party?

  • 29% Yes, the Liberal Party is growing in popularity
  • 26% No, he was elected as a Tory by his constituents
  • 42% It could mean the end of his political career
  • 3% Undecided

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


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?


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


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?

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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

A Canadian search team has discovered one of two lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s 1845 doomed Arctic quest for the Northwest Passage. Why do you think this discovery is important?

  • 30% To boost the argument for Canadian Arctic sovereignty
  • 30% To finally determine what happened during the 1845 expedition
  • 5% Drawing more interest to the Arctic in general
  • 13% A make-work project for researchers
  • 18% It’s interesting, but not really important
  • 4% Don’t know

Do you think you are able to drive safely and alert to the road and traffic ahead of you while using your cellphone to check a text or make a quick call?

  • 2% Yes, it only takes seconds
  • 65% No, I don’t touch my cellphone while driving
  • 18% I only check while stopped at traffic lights
  • 1% Depends if I’m in a busy area or not
  • 0% I have to answer phone in case an important work call
  • 1% I don’t drive
  • 13% Don’t own a cellphone

Should the provincial government allow people to buy fish directly from fishermen, as was recommended in a 2010 report?

  • 42% Yes, it’s happening illegally now anyway
  • 54% Yes, long overdue
  • 0% No, only businesses should be allowed to buy from fishermen
  • 4% Undecided

Do you think the latest resignations of senior cabinet ministers from the governing Tories signals that many in the party have given up hopes of winning the next election?

  • 67% Yes, they are jumping a sinking ship
  • 18% No, they are making personal changes best for them
  • 8% Things will settle and rebuild once a new leader is selected
  • 3% Upcoming byelections will tell the story
  • 4% Undecided

The provincial government announced a plan Tuesday that will see the public-service pension plan — currently with a shortfall of about $4 billion — fully funded in the next 30 years. Do you think this is a good plan?

  • 45% Yes, it had to be dealt with
  • 12% No, 30 years too long
  • 17% Good for public servants, not good for taxpayers
  • 21% Taxpayers should not have to put any more into it
  • 5% Undecided

Social media is busy again with complaints about traffic problems in Paradise. What do you think is most to blame for this apparent ongoing issue in the town?

  • 68% Poor planning by the town
  • 19% Ongoing road construction
  • 2% Poor driving habits
  • 8% It’s no worse than anywhere else in the metro area
  • 3% Undecided

Kids are back to school this week. When shopping for school supplies, is cost a factor when deciding where to shop?

  • 65% Yes, always looking for the lowest price
  • 7% No, I don't care about the cost
  • 28% I don't have kids

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 To pay for basic 911 service for people all over the province — set to begin as of Jan. 1, 2015 — there will be a monthly fee of about $1 applied to every phone bill. Do you agree with this fee?

  • 24% Yes
  • 51% No, why can’t it come from regular government revenues?
  • 20% As long as the fee doesn’t keep increasing in each provincial budget
  • 2% Undecided
  • 3% Don’t have a phone so doesn’t apply to me