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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

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty described his budget Wednesday as “boring” and devoid of significant new money, but loaded with low-cost promises ahead of an election in 2015. Do you like what you heard in the budget?

  • 30% Yes
  • 23% No
  • 29% It’s a plan to balance the budget just before the 2015 election
  • 7% Like every budget — some good stuff, some bad
  • 5% Don’t know the details yet
  • 3% Don’t care

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A recruitment video released by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Association recently has caused debate with some arguing it is too militaristic and sends the wrong message to potential candidates. Do you think it is too militaristic?

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After the fatal shooting of reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on the steps of the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday, and the shooting shortly after inside Parliament’s Hall of Honour, do you think you will ever feel as safe in Canada in the future as you did before?

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Almost every day in the St. John's-metro region, there's a rash of traffic accidents, especially during peak traffic hours. What do you think is the main underlying cause of those single-vehicle crashes and collisions in the region?

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The Canadian Cancer Society, which operates Daffodil Place, asked the City of St. John’s for $5,000 to refurbish the room the city sponsored during construction. City council is divided on the issue. Do you think the city should provide the funding?

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Eastern Health announced that its seasonal influenza (flu) immunization clinics will begin on Monday. Will you be getting a flu shot this year?

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Meteorologists are predicting hurricane Gonzalo will make landfall in Newfoundland Saturday night as a strong tropical storm or Category 1 hurricane. Are you prepared for the possible impact of this storm?

  • 53% Yes
  • 24% No, not going to prepare
  • 11% Working on getting prepared
  • 12% Well, I’m not sure how to prepare

Do you think Canadians are being properly informed about steps being taken by the Public Health Agency of Canada to prevent an Ebola outbreak in Canada and to produce a vaccine for the deadly virus?

  • 32% Yes, there’s updated information in the media and on the agency’s website
  • 47% No, I feel I need to be better informed
  • 17% I haven’t really been concerned about it
  • 4% Undecided

What do you think of Canada Post’s announcement to cut door-to-door mail delivery for 29,000 homes and businesses in St. John’s and Mount Pearl?

  • 21% I’m outraged, no need of it
  • 11% I guess it was inevitable
  • 32% I get my mail fine and I don’t have home delivery
  • 6% Potential job losses are the biggest impact
  • 30% I feel bad for seniors and people with disabilities who depend on it

Late Friday afternoon, the provincial government announced that in response to those who expressed concerns the new name for the justice department — the Department of Public Safety — would create confusion, it decided to make another change. That department will now be known as the Department of Justice and Public Safety. Do you think the province did the the right thing? No Undecided

  • 74% Yes
  • 20% No
  • 6% Undecided

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto — the largest mental health and addiction treatment and research centre in the country — is calling for the legalization of marijuana saying cannabis should be sold through a government-controlled monopoly and with limited availability and an age limit, possibly through outlets similar to provincially operated liquor stores. Do you agree with this?

  • 50% Yes
  • 42% No
  • 5% Undecided
  • 3% What is marijuana?

A recent online survey — commissioned by the euthanasia-supporting group Dying With Dignity Canada and conducted by Ipsos Reid — found that over 90 per cent of respondents agree with the concept of assisted dying for those suffering from a terminal illness that results in “unbearable suffering.” Do you support this concept?

  • 36% Yes
  • 61% No
  • 3% Undecided

This is Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5-11) and one of the things being stressed is that working smoke alarms play an important role in saving lives. Have you taken time to ensure your smoke alarms are installed properly and are in working order?

  • 49% Yes, check them regularly
  • 32% I check them occassionally
  • 15% No, but they are there so I assume they are good
  • 4% Don’t know what a smoke alarm looks like

With bigger Halloween-related stores around and a wider variety of Halloween costumes, accessories and decorations available, do you spend more on this event in recent years than you normally did in the past?

  • 5% Yes, a lot more
  • 6% Yes, a little more
  • 50% No
  • 35% Don’t bother with it much
  • 4% I’m too scared to answer

The City of St. John's recently increased the assessment value of property off Kenmount Road to $3.8 million from $243,000 because of a zone change from rural open space to comprehensive development. The assessed value was actually even higher at $5.2 million before an appeal. Do you agree with increases of this magnitude, based on potential future use of land following a zone change?

  • 30% Yes, if the land is more commercially viable, the value should increase substantially.
  • 62% No, such an increase should not occur until extensive assessment is carried out on the value of the land.
  • 8% Undecided.

Do you agree with Canada sending in CF-18 fighter-bombers to conduct airstrikes alongside allies against militants in Iraq?

  • 55% Yes
  • 36% No
  • 3% Undecided
  • 6% Don’t know enough about the situation