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Reader Poll 101615

Would you support increasing taxes on the rich in order to reduce interest rates for student loans?

Number of voters: 122

No

Votes: 67 54.92%


Yes

Votes: 55 45.08%


Reader Poll 100615

The National Weather Service and our Dennis McWeather have referred to the predicted El Niño for this fall/winter as a major event. Do you expect heavy rains?

Number of voters: 107

Yes

Votes: 90 84.11%


No

Votes: 17 15.89%


Reader Poll 092515

There is a proposed ballot measure for the 2016 general election aimed at making California the fifth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Where do you stand on the issue?

Number of voters: 145

I support legalization

Votes: 95 65.52%


I am opposed to legalization

Votes: 35 24.14%


I am undecided

Votes: 15 10.34%


Reader Poll 091115

If the presidential general election were today, which of these candidates (declared and potential) would you vote for?

Number of voters: 193

Hillary Clinton

Votes: 73 37.82%


Bernie Sanders

Votes: 28 14.51%


Donald Trump

Votes: 22 11.4%


Ben Carson

Votes: 20 10.38%


Carly Fiorina

Votes: 17 8.81%


Joe Biden

Votes: 14 7.25%


None of these/someone else!

Votes: 11 5.7%


Jeb Bush

Votes: 8 4.15%


Reader Poll 090115

Thinking about Labor Day... The minimum wage in California will increase to $10 an hour on Jan 1, 2016. How do you feel about that?

Number of voters: 116

It ought to be higher

Votes: 63 54.31%


That seems to be on the money

Votes: 37 31.9%


It’s too much

Votes: 16 13.79%


Reader Poll 082115

Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive, very wealthy, powerful and famous?

Number of voters: 115

No

Votes: 107 93.04%


Yes

Votes: 8 6.96%


Reader Poll 081115

Which of these "religious labels" do you identify with most?

Number of voters: 145

I am Christian

Votes: 35 24.14%


I am Spiritual

Votes: 32 22.07%


I am unaffilliated

Votes: 30 20.69%


I am Catholic

Votes: 19 13.1%


I am Atheist

Votes: 16 11.03%


I am Jewish

Votes: 8 5.52%


I am Buddhist

Votes: 5 3.45%


Reader Poll 073115

Governor Brown has mandated drastic water restrictions. Are you aware of what you need to do to comply?

Number of voters: 103

Yes, and I am doing all I can

Votes: 91 88.35%


Yes, but I have been lax doing them

Votes: 9 8.74%


I am unaware of the restrictions

Votes: 3 2.91%


Reader Poll 072115

Since Laguna is a world-class beach community, and it is also an “arts community,” what do locals think of first? Are we a beach community that has an art component? Or, is it the other way around? Thanks to John Thomas for the idea.

Number of voters: 95

I say it's the beach

Votes: 68 71.58%


Arts ranks tops for me

Votes: 27 28.42%


Reader Poll 071015

As part of the reissue of the US currency, a woman will replace Alexander Hamilton’s image on the $10 bill. Who would be your first choice for the new bill?

Number of voters: 119

Eleanor Roosevelt

Votes: 48 40.34%


Rosa Parks

Votes: 21 17.65%


Sacajawea

Votes: 13 10.92%


Sally Ride

Votes: 13 10.92%


Harriet Tubman

Votes: 11 9.27%


Susan B. Anthony

Votes: 7 5.88%


Sandra Day O’Connor

Votes: 6 5.04%


Reader Poll 063015

Imagine for a moment that you wake up tomorrow and could become a Laguna Beach City Councilmember. Would you be up for the job?

Number of voters: 80

No-not for me!

Votes: 52 65%


Yes-absolutely!

Votes: 28 35%


Reader Poll 061915

It’s Festival Season! StuNews & Company is excited! How about you? Will you be attending our Festival Season this summer? Choose the response below that best tells us about your plans!

Number of voters: 131

Two, at least

Votes: 47 35.88%


I will attend all three festivals and the Pageant of the Masters

Votes: 40 30.53%


One and hopefully two

Votes: 20 15.27%


There is only one that matters to me

Votes: 12 9.16%


I will avoid the festivals this year

Votes: 12 9.16%


Reader Poll 060915

Diane Armitage has told us about new restaurant openings here in town now and in the not-too-distant future in our Dining section [6/5]. Which of the following are you most excited about?

Number of voters: 89

Urth Caffe

Votes: 35 39.33%


Sail Loft

Votes: 15 16.85%


Rasta Tacos

Votes: 12 13.48%


Reunion Kitchen + Drink

Votes: 9 10.11%


Gu Ramen

Votes: 6 6.74%


Lombardi Family Concepts

Votes: 5 5.62%


Centrál

Votes: 4 4.49%


Red Dragon

Votes: 3 3.37%


Reader Poll 052915

Before making a phone call, do you rehearse what you are going to say?

Number of voters: 63

No

Votes: 44 69.84%


Yes

Votes: 19 30.16%


Reader Poll 051915

How would you rate the City Council’s efforts since November’s election?

Number of voters: 70

Ehh

Votes: 21 30%


Great job – they are wonderful

Votes: 17 24.29%


I suppose they’re doing ok

Votes: 14 20%


Good enough to keep us afloat

Votes: 11 15.71%


They need to be replaced

Votes: 7 10%


Reader Poll 050715

What If…Let’s say the City “finds” an unlimited sum of money to fund just one project…Which of these projects would you want to see completed?

Number of voters: 136

Underground overhead wires on Coast Hwy & Laguna Canyon Rd

Votes: 46 33.82%


Sewer system repairs to avoid future major spills on the beaches

Votes: 45 33.09%


Extension of free trolleys to every day, year round

Votes: 16 11.76%


Completion of Village Entrance parking with a new park

Votes: 16 11.76%


Construction of a skate park or various mini-parks for the kids

Votes: 13 9.56%


Reader Poll 050115

Last weekend was one of the busiest-ever for sports fans. If you were able to only watch one thing, which would you choose?

Number of voters: 64

Kentucky Derby

Votes: 25 39.06%


NBA Playoffs

Votes: 14 21.88%


The Big Fight

Votes: 11 17.19%


Baseball – Angels and Giants

Votes: 9 14.06%


Baseball – Red Sox and Yankees

Votes: 3 4.69%


NFL Draft

Votes: 2 3.13%


Reader Poll 042115

The Beatles famously sang: “All You Need Is Love”. How many times in your life have you been, “...in love”?

Number of voters: 79

3 to 5 times

Votes: 28 35.44%


Twice

Votes: 19 24.05%


More than (Gulp!) 5 times

Votes: 18 22.78%


Just once

Votes: 11 13.92%


Never or not yet

Votes: 3 3.8%


Reader Poll 041015

While at Tuesday’s Friendship Shelter event, the subject of homelessness obviously was discussed. An interesting question was raised - Do you know anyone who has been homeless?

Number of voters: 104

No – I have never known anyone who has been...

Votes: 40 38.46%


Yes – A family member or close friend has been...

Votes: 30 28.85%


Yes – But only an aquaintance...

Votes: 25 24.04%


Yes – I, myself, have been homeless...

Votes: 9 8.65%


Reader Poll 033115

If you were offered free concert tickets to see one of the following current pop acts, which – if any – would you most like to see?

Number of voters: 133

None – I would just say no thank you!

Votes: 44 33.08%


Lady Gaga

Votes: 22 16.54%


Maroon 5

Votes: 22 16.54%


Taylor Swift

Votes: 15 11.28%


Sam Smith

Votes: 15 11.28%


Katy Perry

Votes: 10 7.52%


Rihanna

Votes: 5 3.76%


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