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 agree with the Harper government’s proposed overhaul of election laws that would, among other things, hike the campaign spending limit for political parties?

  • 30% Yes, bigger campaigns mean more information for voters
  • 35% No, too much spent now
  • 23% They should lower the spending limit
  • 2% Don’t know enough about it
  • 7% Don’t care

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Are you planning watching the Superbowl this Sunday?

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Premier Paul Davis has said "everything's on the table" in regards to cutbacks now with deficit forecasts reaching the $1-billion plateau. What is one area you think should not be cut back, or at least, cut back very little?

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Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador wants the provincial government to reconsider reducing the number of MHAs saying a reduction in representation will have serious implications for municipal governments and rural communities because easy and frequent access to MHAs is critically important. Do you feel the municipalities will suffer with fewer MHAs?

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St. John’s City Council has voted to proceed with rezoning property on Ladysmith Drive at Kenmount Terrace in St. John’s to accommodate 229 apartments in three buildings, despite the overwhelming disapproval of area residents. Do you agree with council allowing this development to proceed?

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What would you prefer the provincial government do to lower or cut out the looming deficit?

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The bill to reduce the number of seats in the House of Assembly has passed with seat numbers to be cut from 48 to 40. Do you support this?

  • 63% Yes
  • 12% No, should stay the same
  • 17% No, more should be cut
  • 2% No, seats should be increased
  • 6% Undecided

The RNC is carrying out a new initiative called “Operation Ringtone” to reduce the amount of distracted driving on the streets in their jurisdiction. Do you think the problem of distracted driving is such to warrant such a focussed operation?

  • 95% Yes
  • 3% No
  • 2% Undecided

Are you happy with the way this winter is going so far with regards to the amount of snow that has fallen?

  • 80% Yes, I love it!
  • 11% No, wish there was more snow so I could do some winter activities
  • 9% I don’t care either way

Do you agree with some St. John’s city councillors that while the provincial government is redrawing electoral districts in the province, it should consider municipal amalgamation, particularly in the St. John’s region?

  • 55% Yes
  • 13% No
  • 29% St. John’s should let the amalgamation issue go
  • 3% Undecided

Do you support the provincial government’s stand against the federal government in the dispute over what both say was negotiated with the $400 million cost-shared fisheries investment fund in spring 2013?

  • 43% Yes, 100 per cent
  • 13% No, the federal government is right
  • 12% I guess there’s fault on both sides
  • 18% Knew something was up when no feds showed up to the official announcement
  • 14% Don’t know enough about it

Premier Paul Davis says he intends to cut the number of MHAs in the House of Assembly by 10 — from the current 48 seats to 38 seats. Do you agree with this?

  • 61% Yes, it’s long overdue
  • 12% No, people won’t get proper representation
  • 11% Should be more than 10
  • 9% Four or five less MHAs would have been enough
  • 7% Undecided

What type of outdoor winter activity do you like the most?

  • 12% Skating
  • 9% Skiing
  • 6% Snowshoeing
  • 16% Snowmobiling
  • 10% Ice fishing
  • 10% Hiking
  • 5% Sliding
  • 11% Shovelling
  • 21% Other

Former fisheries union president Earle McCurdy officially announced Tuesday morning that he’s running for the leadership of the province’s New Democratic Party. Do you think anyone will challenge McCurdy for the party’s leadership?

  • 25% Yes, one or more others will come forward
  • 30% No, McCurdy is a strong leader
  • 3% Undecided
  • 42% Don’t care

Premier Paul Davis is looking at the possibility of reducing the number of seats in the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature. There are currently 48 provincial districts. Do you believe the number of seats should be reduced?

  • 62% Yes
  • 4% No
  • 27% That decision shouldn't be made until after a boundary commission review
  • 3% I really don't care
  • 4% Uncertain

The City of Mount Pearl celebrated its 60th birthday over the weekend. Do you think the city should continue on working as it is, or retire into the boundaries of St. John’s?

  • 57% Amalgamate with St. John’s
  • 29% Keep going as its own city
  • 11% Try to gobble up Paradise and C.B.S. to expand
  • 3% Undecided