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

Newfoundland residents are being asked to conserve power this week during cold weather to reduce demands on the power grid and prevent a repeat of blackouts that occurred in January. Are you complying with this request?

  • 68% Yes, the request is reasonable.
  • 30% No, there should be enough power available to deal with cold winter weather. I don't think residents should be asked to conserve during winter.
  • 2% I have no opinion.

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The Department of Tourism — after first staying out of the debate — now supports the position of the East Coast Trail Association that biking should not be permitted on the trail. Do you agree with the department taking this position?

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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary plans to use decibel meters to crack down on loud motorcycles in the St. John's-metro region. The Canadian standard for maximum noise from a motorcycle is 82 decibels. Do you believe the operators of noisy motorcycles should be ticketed under the provincial Highway Traffic Act?

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If you were considering running the Tely 10 road race, what is the one thing that could possibly keep you from doing it?

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How do you like to cook your cod?

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Are you surprised the Newfoundland and Labrador government lost its good faith court case in Quebec, seeking to renegotiate the terms of the 1969 Churchill Falls hydro contract as a result of the overwhelmingly lopsided deal?

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A new Angus Reid survey conducted for the CIBC says Canadians, on average, expect to be mortgage free by age 58. Were you or do you think you will be mortgage free by age 58?

  • 25% Yes
  • 31% My mortgage will be/has been paid off before age 58
  • 26% No way
  • 8% I rent, don’t own a house
  • 10% I didn’t need a mortgage when I bought my house

It’s been a hot and sunny couple of weeks. How are you finding the weather?

  • 57% Great, love it!
  • 9% Too hot, don’t like it
  • 20% It’s OK, but need some rain
  • 4% If I was on vacation I’d love it
  • 10% Stupid question

Have you or do you plan to take part in the cod food fishery taking place around the province this week?

  • 17% Yes
  • 58% No
  • 0% Undecided
  • 3% Want to, but don’t have time
  • 22% Want to, but no boat

Funding of $8.84 million was announced by the federal government Thursday to build a key component for a space mission that will explore an asteroid and eventually bring a piece of it back to Earth. Do you support this expenditure?

  • 26% Yes.
  • 69% No.
  • 5% Undecided.

The RCMP has laid charges of fraud and breach of trust against suspended senator Mike Duffy. Do you think this is fair to Mr. Duffy?

  • 45% Yes, there has to be evidence to lay charges
  • 4% No, it’s all political
  • 47% Duffy is only the tip of the iceberg
  • 2% Don’t know enough about it
  • 2% Undecided

Do you think mountain bikes should be allowed on the East Coast Trail system?

  • 21% Yes
  • 60% No
  • 13% Maybe certain parts of it
  • 3% Yes, but only if it is an organized tour
  • 3% Undecided

A ceremony at Confederation Building Monday officially kicked off Pride Week. Do you think the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community has achieved equality in this province?

  • 32% Yes
  • 27% No
  • 29% More work needs to be done
  • 12% Undecided

At this time every year, people from around the world arrive in Pamplona, Spain to take part in some of the eight days of the running of the bulls glorified by Ernest Hemingway's 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises." Would you like to take part in the event?

  • 11% Yes
  • 4% I already did
  • 82% No
  • 3% Undecided

Do you avoid posting on your Facebook profile, or ensure your children do not post on their Facebook profiles, that you are or will be away on vacation from your home?

  • 24% Yes, to protect my home from criminals
  • 9% No, I only share information with friends
  • 7% Some information but not specific times or dates
  • 12% I wait until I return
  • 48% Don't use Facebook

How often do you now open your printed phone book when you are looking for a phone number?

  • 42% All the time
  • 23% Never, I use the Internet
  • 19% Once or twice a year
  • 5% I have all my numbers I need in my cell phone contacts
  • 11% I just use it for the Yellow Pages