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What do you think about the $819 billion stimulus package?

Started on 02/02/2009

Oink, oink, it's full of pork and will do nothing except spend more money we don't have. A stimulus package needs tax cuts and incentives for business growth.
- 59%
(323 votes)
Go FDR. Government is the only entity powerful enough to pull us out of this recession. No one else has any money to spend. We can worry about how to get out of debt as soon as the recession is over.
- 11%
(58 votes)
Fiddle-dee-dee I don't care what they do as long as I get a check.
- 8%
(46 votes)
Can't we all just get along? Both sides need to compromise. We need some government spending and business and capital gains tax cuts to get this economy going again.
- 22%
(121 votes)

Total Votes: 548

When do you think troop withdrawals should begin in Iraq?

Started on 01/26/2009

Now
- 30%
(177 votes)
6 months to 1 year
- 14%
(82 votes)
1-2 years
- 7%
(44 votes)
As long as it takes to stabilize Iraq
- 49%
(294 votes)

Total Votes: 597

Who is really the best basketball team in state of North Carolina this year?

Started on 01/13/2009

UNC
- 51%
(468 votes)
Duke
- 21%
(195 votes)
Wake
- 19%
(177 votes)
NCSU
- 8%
(73 votes)

Total Votes: 913

What are your New Year's Resolutions?

Started on 12/31/2008

Lose weight
- 39%
(161 votes)
Save more money
- 33%
(135 votes)
Go "green"
- 2%
(9 votes)
Other
- 27%
(110 votes)

Total Votes: 415

What kind of budget did you have for Christmas this year?

Started on 12/16/2008

Spent about the same as last year.
- 21%
(130 votes)
Spent significantly less than last year.
- 49%
(305 votes)
Spent more than last year.
- 10%
(61 votes)
Spent about the same on children, but less on adult family members.
- 20%
(126 votes)

Total Votes: 622

Would you support a tax increase for a new recreation center?

Started on 12/10/2008

Yes
- 10%
(55 votes)
No
- 90%
(473 votes)

Total Votes: 528

What are your plans for Christmas spending this year?

Started on 12/01/2008

I am going to cut back on gifts significantly.
- 40%
(230 votes)
I am going to cut back a bit and reduce spending on my daily expenses, too.
- 37%
(214 votes)
I am going to have the same budget for Christmas as last year.
- 19%
(107 votes)
I am going to cut back elsewhere and keep my Christmas spending the same.
- 4%
(22 votes)

Total Votes: 573

Do you think Washington should bail out the American automakers?

Started on 11/18/2008

Yes
- 19%
(168 votes)
No
- 81%
(696 votes)

Total Votes: 864

What types of programs would you be willing to pay more taxes to support?

Started on 11/12/2008

Education - more money for programs and schools.
- 4%
(18 votes)
Universal health care for everyone.
- 10%
(40 votes)
Military - More support for the troops and to continue the war effort.
- 7%
(27 votes)
Social programs that would fund organizations that assist individuals not with handouts, but with education, jobs, daycare.
- 3%
(13 votes)
Two or more of the above, this country needs a change and it is going to cost money.
- 16%
(67 votes)
I would not be willing to pay more taxes at all ... the government has enough of my money. It needs to redistribute funds.
- 59%
(242 votes)

Total Votes: 407

Which statement best describes your feelings about the 2008 presidential election:

This election was about...

Started on 10/30/2008

History - the first African American to run for president.
- 11%
(120 votes)
Money - the one with the most money commanded the election.
- 7%
(78 votes)
No one true leader - neither candidate inspired me, I picked the lesser of two evils.
- 26%
(299 votes)
Standing firm - the future of this nation requires a leader who knows what's at stake overseas (a strong military presence)
- 12%
(139 votes)
Changing our world view - the future of this nation requires a leader who knows how to fix America's reputation around the world
- 9%
(100 votes)
The economy - I chose the man I thought would get us out of this mess - Obama
- 20%
(226 votes)
The economy - I chose the man I thought would get us out of this mess - McCain
- 15%
(175 votes)

Total Votes: 1137

How do you feel about the economy?

Started on 10/16/2008

I think this is a temporary downturn and I am holding steady.
- 67%
(389 votes)
I bailed out the stock market and am keeping my money in cash
- 14%
(80 votes)
I am planning to sell out, but I am waiting for the market to go back up
- 3%
(20 votes)
I am taking advantage of the low stock prices and buying up - I'm bullish.
- 16%
(94 votes)

Total Votes: 583

What do you want to hear the candidates talk about in the next four weeks before the election?

Started on 10/06/2008

How they are going to deal with the economy.
- 47%
(247 votes)
Their qualifications to be president.
- 13%
(67 votes)
Their stand on the war on terror.
- 4%
(22 votes)
Their definition of change and plans for implementing it.
- 34%
(176 votes)
Their foreign policy experience and proposed policies.
- 2%
(11 votes)

Total Votes: 523

Do you support the $700 billion bailout package?

Started on 09/29/2008

Yes
- 24%
(149 votes)
No
- 76%
(460 votes)

Total Votes: 609

What is your definition of a vicious dog?

Started on 09/23/2008

One that growls at anyone who tries to touch it.
- 5%
(33 votes)
One that raises its hackles and bares its teeth in a snarl
- 16%
(103 votes)
A dog that barks and jumps
- 1%
(5 votes)
A dog that tries to bite anyone who comes in its yard
- 6%
(36 votes)
A dog that tries to bite anyone, anywhere
- 73%
(473 votes)

Total Votes: 650

What do you think about the quality of the Wayne County Schools?

Started on 09/16/2008

I love my child's school, but there are serious problems elsewhere.
- 7%
(30 votes)
The schools are not doing a good enough job of educating our children.
- 39%
(161 votes)
It's the parents. Until they are interested, nothing is going to get better.
- 41%
(168 votes)
The school district is doing a good job.
- 4%
(16 votes)
The school district is doing the best job it can.
- 9%
(37 votes)

Total Votes: 412

Do you think the Wayne County School District should redraw district lines to make the schools more racially balanced?

Started on 09/08/2008

Yes
- 34%
(261 votes)
No
- 66%
(516 votes)

Total Votes: 777

How close a race do you think this fall's presidential election will be?

Started on 09/02/2008

Not close. Obama will win.
- 18%
(140 votes)
Not close. McCain will win.
- 23%
(178 votes)
Less than 5 points difference, Obama will win.
- 13%
(98 votes)
Less than 5 points difference, McCain will win.
- 29%
(221 votes)
Too close to call one way or the other.
- 17%
(134 votes)

Total Votes: 771

What do you think of Barack Obama's choice for vice president?

Started on 08/25/2008

Joe Biden is a good choice.
- 31%
(158 votes)
Joe Biden is a Washington insider and will not help Obama's campaign.
- 24%
(126 votes)
It should have been Hillary Clinton.
- 33%
(172 votes)
Someone younger would have been better.
- 2%
(12 votes)
An older person was a good choice, but not Biden.
- 9%
(47 votes)

Total Votes: 515

Should North Carolina's community colleges admit illegal immigrants?

Started on 08/18/2008

Yes, education should be available to all
- 6%
(48 votes)
No, not under any circumstance
- 78%
(576 votes)
Yes, but only if they pay a special tuition rate
- 7%
(51 votes)
Yes, but with no guarantee of immunity to deportation
- 9%
(64 votes)

Total Votes: 739

What shocks you most about John Edwards affair admission?

Started on 08/11/2008

The fact that he denied it for months.
- 17%
(73 votes)
Infidelity in general.
- 21%
(93 votes)
That he could have been the Democratic presidential nominee.
- 21%
(89 votes)
Somebody in his campaign paid his mistress not to speak.
- 13%
(57 votes)
That the National Enquirer was right.
- 28%
(122 votes)

Total Votes: 434

What Olympics events do you plan on tuning in to watch?

Started on 08/05/2008

None
- 32%
(129 votes)
Gymnastics
- 17%
(68 votes)
Swimming
- 8%
(31 votes)
Diving
- 3%
(11 votes)
Track & Field
- 5%
(18 votes)
Basketball
- 9%
(36 votes)
Tennis
- 2%
(9 votes)
Volleyball
- 2%
(6 votes)
Whatever is on
- 22%
(89 votes)

Total Votes: 397

If the presidential election were held today, on which issue would you base your vote?

Started on 07/28/2008

The economy at home
- 35%
(237 votes)
Ending the war in Iraq
- 7%
(49 votes)
Staying the course in Iraq
- 10%
(67 votes)
Economy and the war equally
- 48%
(327 votes)

Total Votes: 680

Do you use the city parks?

Started on 07/21/2008

Often
- 10%
(59 votes)
Once in a while
- 29%
(161 votes)
Almost never
- 23%
(132 votes)
Never
- 38%
(212 votes)

Total Votes: 564

Does Goldsboro need a downtown recreation center?

Started on 07/14/2008

Yes
- 29%
(283 votes)
Yes, but not at $12.3 million
- 37%
(359 votes)
No
- 35%
(340 votes)

Total Votes: 982

Who do you think will win the 2009 Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference football title?

Started on 08/11/2009

North Lenoir
- 7%
(44 votes)
South Johnston
- 5%
(31 votes)
C.B. Aycock
- 32%
(207 votes)
Eastern Wayne
- 24%
(156 votes)
Southern Wayne
- 18%
(116 votes)
Triton
- 15%
(95 votes)

Total Votes: 649

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