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

Did you have to have to break out your winter boots, clothing again after Monday night’s snowfall?

  • 17% Yes
  • 61% I didn’t even have it stored away yet
  • 21% Had it stored away but did not and will not take it back out!

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The Mile One Centre sell-out streak for St. John’s IceCaps games ended Thursday when ticket sales came in at about 600 below capacity. The streak had lasted 120 games. What do you think most contributed to Thursday’s drop in ticket sales?


Premier Paul Davis has until next September to call a provincial election, but it’s speculated he will call the election in the spring. When do you think the general election should be called?


Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is asking for an increase in electricity rates of 2.8 per cent in Newfoundland, and 1.9 per cent in Labrador, saying the increase is necessary to pay for work being done on the electricity system in recent years. Do you think the increase would be fair?

Recent survey

The recent murders of two Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil have sharpened the focus on this year's Remembrance Day ceremonies. Do you plan to attend Nov. 11 ceremonies to honour the country's veterans and current soldiers?

  • 57% Yes
  • 33% No
  • 10% Not sure

The provincial government announced Thursday it is moving ahead with plans for a new court complex for St. John’s to serve the Northeast Avalon Peninsula. The intent is to construct a complex to house the court of appeal, the supreme court, family division, and the provincial court on a single site. What do you think of this?

  • 32% Great, long overdue
  • 10% Waste of money, not needed
  • 51% There are other priorities for taxpayers’ money
  • 4% Undecided
  • 3% I’ll file my decision at a later time

Do you think the Liberal victory in the Conception Bay South byelection is a sign of the way things are going for Premier Paul Davis and the Tory party heading toward the next general election?

  • 65% Yes, it signals people want change
  • 17% No, the byelection was close, could have gone either way
  • 16% Well, it shows Davis has a lot of work to do
  • 2% Not really into politics

Do you find it difficult finding a garage or service centre to install your winter tires each year?

  • 24% Yes, you have to wait weeks for an appointment
  • 30% No, I have my regular garage that does it quickly
  • 9% Somewhat
  • 20% I do it myself
  • 10% I use all-season tires year round
  • 7% Don’t have a vehicle

Do you believe Justice and Public Safety Minister Judy Manning is a good fit for that position, despite not being an elected member of the House of Assembly?

  • 13% Yes, not much else to choose from
  • 55% No, she’s not experienced enough
  • 3% Undecided
  • 21% She needs to run for election soon
  • 8% Don’t care

Pharmacists have long lobbied to play a bigger role in the province’s health-care system. It was announced last Thursday they will be allowed to administer flu shots. Would you consider going to a pharmacist to get your flu shot?

  • 46% Yes, they are well-trained professionals
  • 26% No, I’d rather a doctor or nurse
  • 12% If the flu shot is free, I’ll go
  • 12% Don’t get the flu shot
  • 4% Undecided

Did you, or will you dress up in costume for work today in the spirit of halloween?

  • 18% Yes
  • 55% No
  • 9% Not working today
  • 13% I hate halloween
  • 5% I’m too scared to dress up

Do you think there is too much variance in the way the City of St. John’s makes development decisions in different neighbourhoods of the city?

  • 85% Yes, it’s really obvious
  • 4% No, council applies the same rules everywhere
  • 9% Some variance, but no council is perfect
  • 2% Undecided

For some people, Halloween is celebrated almost like Christmas, with elaborate costumes, decorations and parties. Do you plan to celebrate Halloween in a big way this year?

  • 10% Yes
  • 64% No
  • 26% I have no interest in Halloween.

The City of St. John’s will spend $1.66 million more on snowclearing this winter after a review of the city’s operations found city crews unprepared to handle last winter’s snowfall, with not enough equipment to do the job. What do you think about this?

  • 18% Good move
  • 6% Not enough, need more money in snowclearing
  • 50% Unbelievable that they needed a report to tell them the obvious
  • 22% Don’t matter, they still won’t get it right
  • 4% Don’t know what I think