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

Should the provincial government proceed on its own to build a new prison in the province to replace the aging and reportedly unsafe Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s?

  • 55% Yes, it’s badly needed
  • 27% No, the federal government has to contribute
  • 4% No, renovate the HMP
  • 11% Send prisoners to facilities out of province
  • 3% Undecided

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is constantly laying charges for impaired driving, despite messages not to drink and drive. What is your opinion about drinking alcohol and driving?

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Some homeowners in downtown St. John's are upset with heritage regulations that cause them to incur substantially more costs when renovating their houses. Do you believe these homeowners should have to follow heritage rules that dictate the type of windows, siding and other materials permitted in upgrading their homes?

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Access to information review committee chairman Clyde Wells said this week the provincial government has, in the past, abused the solicitor-client privilege reasoning to prevent the release of documents to the public. Do you believe the Newfoundland government is too restrictive in its release of information to the public?

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Seamus O'Regan, a native Newfoundlander who has worked as a journalist in Ontario for the past decade, announced this week his plans to return home and seek election for the Liberals in federal riding of St. John's South-Mount Pearl. Do you believe it's OK for former Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to return to the province and launch political careers after living and working outside for several years?

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The wife of a polygamist leader in Bountiful, British Columbia , says existing laws banning multiple marriages violate their right to religious freedom. Do you agree?

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It's only August, but some retailers are already stocking their shelves with halloween and Christmas merchandise. Do you believe this is too early?

  • 82% Yes, it's still summer. Stores should wait until at least the beginning of fall
  • 8% No, I have no problem with this. I like to do my shopping early
  • 10% I really don't care

Which of the three candidates seeking the provincial Tory party leadership — the winner to become the next premier — would you like to see win?

  • 28% Paul Davis
  • 15% Steve Kent
  • 25% John Ottenheimer
  • 6% Undecided
  • 26% Neither

The average Canadian family is spending more on taxes than on food, shelter and clothing combined, according to a new study by the Fraser Institute. Is this true for you and your family?

  • 68% Yes
  • 14% No
  • 12% Not more, but maybe it’s even
  • 6% Not sure

August seems to have brought a great deal of rain and fog with cooler temperatures then we had in July. Do you think our summer is over for this year?

  • 61% Yes
  • 35% No
  • 4% I don't care about the weather

Besides severance pay, retired Newfoundland premiers get a lot of perks that continue up to three years after they leave office, including hunting licences, an office and about $70,000 annually for a personal assistant. Do you agree that former premiers should be entitled to such perks after leaving office?

  • 9% Yes
  • 89% No
  • 2% Undecided

Some cabin owners in the Witless Bay Line area are outraged over a plan by Eastern Waste Management to charge them $180 a year for garbage pickup. Cabin owners can't opt out unless their cabin is uninhabitable and has no power. Do you agree with cabin owners being forced to pay such a fee, even if they don't avail of the service?

  • 39% Yes
  • 56% No
  • 5% Undecided

Rain showers Wednesday didn't dampen the spirits of rowers in the annual Royal St. John's Regatta. Do you think the Regatta Committee was right to go ahead with the event, despite some wet weather.

  • 52% Yes
  • 19% No, it should have been postponed
  • 29% I really don't care

Will you be attending any of the George Street Festival in St. John's This weekend?

  • 10% Yes
  • 82% No
  • 2% Undecided
  • 6% What festival?

Have you taken your vacation time yet this summer?

  • 25% Yes
  • 36% No
  • 4% Don’t get vacation this year
  • 30% I’m retired
  • 5% Not working this summer

Which of the following is your favourite way to beat the heat these past number of days?

  • 3% Icecream
  • 14% Sitting in the shade
  • 9% Swimming
  • 22% Staying inside an air-conditioned building
  • 19% Sitting in front of a fan
  • 22% Drinking lots of water
  • 11% Other