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When will spring begin?

Started on 03/25/2005

It has started, this is just the new normal.
- 25%
(65 votes)
End of March, I'm sure of it.
- 18%
(46 votes)
Mid April, certainly.
- 44%
(112 votes)
Winter has not yet begun to fight!
- 13%
(33 votes)

Total Votes: 256

What is your favorite Majesty performance?

Started on 03/10/2005

"Tight Rope"
- 20%
(33 votes)
- 61%
(103 votes)
"Fix You"
- 19%
(32 votes)

Total Votes: 168

What is your favorite thing to make on a snow day?

Started on 02/11/2005

Snow angels
- 3%
(16 votes)
Snow cream
- 39%
(205 votes)
- 13%
(67 votes)
Hot Chocolate
- 45%
(240 votes)

Total Votes: 528

As Hellman's celebrates its 100th anniversary, which mayonnaise do you prefer?

Started on 05/22/2005

- 22%
(860 votes)
- 36%
(1444 votes)
Miracle Whip
- 42%
(1696 votes)

Total Votes: 4000

Do you support a photo voter ID law?

Started on 03/13/2005

Yes - It is necessary to protect against voter fraud
- 71%
(1332 votes)
No - It is simply a way to suppress minorities
- 29%
(546 votes)

Total Votes: 1878

Republicans control both the Legislature and the governor’s mansion. Do you believe they will work with their Democratic colleagues?

Started on 01/07/2005

Yes, they understand that voters expect elected officials to compromise at times to achieve goals.
- 30%
(348 votes)
No, they will ignore their ideas to get even for decades of sitting at the back of the bus.
- 70%
(798 votes)

Total Votes: 1146

Who did you vote for?

Started on 11/06/2005

Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democrat)
- 39%
(670 votes)
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (Republican)
- 59%
(1020 votes)
Gary Johnson/James P. Gray (Libertarian)
- 3%
(45 votes)

Total Votes: 1735

Who did you think won the first presidential debate and did it change your mind?

Started on 10/05/2005

Romney won and convinced me to vote for him.
- 58%
(653 votes)
Romney won but I still won't vote for him.
- 20%
(226 votes)
Obama won and convinced me to vote for him.
- 21%
(234 votes)
Obama won but I still won't vote for him.
- 1%
(15 votes)

Total Votes: 1128

Are the NFL replacement refs affecting your enjoyment of the game? Will they significantly impact the outcome of the season?

Started on 09/25/2005

Yes, they make it hard to watch and are having too big an impact on the outcome of games.
- 44%
(41 votes)
Yes, they are making it hard to watch, but the quality of teams and players decide the scores.
- 4%
(4 votes)
No, I still enjoy watching the games, but I do worry the refs are playing too big of a role.
- 32%
(30 votes)
No, I still enjoy watching the games and the players and coaches decide who wins, not the refs.
- 20%
(19 votes)

Total Votes: 94

Should Notre Dame have been allowed to join the ACC in all sports except football?

Started on 09/13/2005

Yes, they are a great addition.
- 18%
(58 votes)
No, they should have joined completely or not at all.
- 49%
(161 votes)
No, they do not belong in the ACC.
- 33%
(107 votes)

Total Votes: 326

What do you think of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan for vice president?

Started on 08/14/2005

I think it's a great pick. Ryan has big ideas that will excite the Republican base.
- 57%
(372 votes)
I think it's a terrible pick. Ryan's ideas are dangerous and will hurt Romney.
- 20%
(129 votes)
I think the pick will help create an actual debate over policy, but it's up to Romney to swing voters.
- 12%
(78 votes)
I do not think vice presidential candidates have any effect whatsoever on who people vote for.
- 11%
(73 votes)

Total Votes: 652

Are you watching the Olympics?

Started on 07/31/2005

Yes, I love the Summer Olympics and watch every four years.
- 36%
(127 votes)
Yes, but it's not a priority.
- 31%
(110 votes)
Yes and no. I'm watching events live online and not on tape-delay television.
- 2%
(7 votes)
No, I can find out the results before they show the events.
- 4%
(15 votes)
No, I really don't get into the Olympics at all.
- 27%
(96 votes)

Total Votes: 355

The Stolen Valor Act was enacted by Congress in 2006 to make it illegal to lie about receiving the Medal of Honor and other prestigious military recognitions. The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld a lower court decision calling this law unconstitutional on the basis of freedom of speech, though anyone who fabricates honors can still be prosecuted for fraud. What do you think?

Started on 07/02/2005

Yes, I agree the law was an unconstitutional abridgment of the free speech that has been fought for. Lying is reprehensible, but public shaming and existing punishments are enough.
- 12%
(42 votes)
Yes, but now Congress should try to pass another more constitutionally correct law to protect the distinguished service of our veterans
- 29%
(104 votes)
No, the law should have been upheld and these people deserve special punishment.
- 59%
(212 votes)

Total Votes: 358

For whom would you cast your "straw poll" vote if you were in Iowa?

Started on 01/02/2005

Mitt Romney
- 24%
(642 votes)
Newt Gingrich
- 13%
(344 votes)
Rick Santorum
- 16%
(423 votes)
Ron Paul
- 10%
(267 votes)
Michelle Bachmann
- 3%
(70 votes)
Rick Perry
- 1%
(33 votes)
Jon Huntsman
- 2%
(42 votes)
None of the above
- 32%
(849 votes)

Total Votes: 2670

If you had to pick today, for whom would you cast your vote in the Republican campaign for the nomination for president of the United States?

Started on 11/29/2005

Newt Gingrich
- 36%
(336 votes)
Herman Cain
- 11%
(107 votes)
Ron Paul
- 13%
(122 votes)
Michelle Bachmann
- 7%
(66 votes)
Mitt Romney
- 24%
(222 votes)
Rick Perry
- 5%
(42 votes)
Rick Santorum
- 4%
(38 votes)

Total Votes: 933

Christmas is coming and budgets are still pretty tight. How are you planning your holiday shopping?

Started on 11/17/2005

We are cutting way back this year.
- 52%
(184 votes)
We are going to spend about the same amount as last year.
- 26%
(92 votes)
We feel a little better this year, so we are going to spend a little more.
- 7%
(25 votes)
What budget?
- 15%
(52 votes)

Total Votes: 353

As college and high school graduates begin entering the job market, what do you think of their prospects?

Started on 05/25/2005

They are in worse shape than in recent years because high gas and other prices will drive down the economy.
- 63%
(850 votes)
They are in better shape than in recent years because the unemployment rate is dropping and things are improving.
- 6%
(78 votes)
There's not much change in job prospects, but unless students have a good job lined up they should get more education.
- 31%
(424 votes)

Total Votes: 1352

What do you think about the city council's exploration of a plan to purchase the Arts Council of Wayne County's former building to be used for an Air Force Museum?

Started on 04/19/2005

I think it is a great idea. There is a nice building available and we could make it into something that could be a draw to this community.
- 22%
(146 votes)
I think it a bad idea. We cannot afford a project like this, period.
- 11%
(75 votes)
I think a museum is a good idea, but not taking on a building in need of so much repair.
- 5%
(35 votes)
I am for a museum, and possibly the Arts Council building location, but only if it is privately funded.
- 20%
(134 votes)
Balance the city budget, then we can talk about a new museum.
- 40%
(264 votes)

Total Votes: 654

You heard the president's address to the nation last night concerning the no-fly zone in Libya — what do you think?

Started on 03/29/2005

I think we have no business entering another war — especially one where we seem to have no coherent strategy.
- 38%
(204 votes)
I think the president expressed himself very well and I think we absolutely should be involved.
- 5%
(27 votes)
The president did what he had to do -- I do not want to see another military action, but the U.S. cannot sit back while innocents are killed.
- 18%
(97 votes)
We are there for oil — so say it. If "humanitarian" is the reason, why aren't we in the Congo where there is real genocide?
- 12%
(67 votes)
The president should have gone to Congress first with a defined strategy for this action. He acted impulsively and illegally.
- 27%
(148 votes)

Total Votes: 543

You read the mayor's thoughts on the state of young black males in Goldsboro, so tell us what you think:

Started on 01/31/2011

I think the mayor is prejudiced. Our young black males are being targeted and presumed guilty. That's why we hear more about their transgressions.
- 2%
(21 votes)
I think the mayor is right. We need to reach these young men quickly. We cannot afford the costs that would go along with ignoring the problem. This is a community issue — black and white.
- 27%
(268 votes)
I think the mayor is right, but the problem has to be fixed at the family level. A community cannot undo what these children face every day at home.
- 63%
(620 votes)
We need to lift up our young black men, not condemn them. This is not the way to get them to make the right choices. Stop complaining and start helping.
- 8%
(82 votes)

Total Votes: 991

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