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Reader Poll 012616

Will The Donald be the GOP nominee? What’s your primary thought?

Number of voters: 141

Yes – I will not vote for him in November

Votes: 48 34.04%


No – It will be someone else

Votes: 47 33.33%


Yes – He will be the GOP choice

Votes: 32 22.7%


Yes – I'll be voting for him in November

Votes: 14 9.93%


Reader Poll 011516

Are you in favor of euthanizing dangerous coyotes as a last resort?

Number of voters: 281

No

Votes: 168 59.79%


Yes

Votes: 113 40.21%


Reader Poll 122515

How will you be spending New Year’s Eve?

Number of voters: 89

Sound asleep

Votes: 30 33.71%


Snuggled up with someone special in front of the TV

Votes: 26 29.21%


At a private party

Votes: 20 22.47%


Out on the town

Votes: 7 7.87%


When is it?

Votes: 6 6.74%


Reader Poll 121115

Where do you live? We’re just curious and trying to settle a holiday wager between Shaena and Stu! Thanks in advance for humoring us…

Number of voters: 210

The Village/Woods Cove

Votes: 56 26.67%


North Laguna

Votes: 34 16.19%


South Laguna/Three Arch Bay

Votes: 33 15.71%


Top of the World/Temple Hills/Mystic Hills

Votes: 28 13.33%


Arch Beach Heights/Alta Vista

Votes: 21 10%


Bluebird Canyon

Votes: 19 9.05%


The Canyon/Club Laguna

Votes: 12 5.71%


Emerald Bay/Irvine Cove/Crystal Cove

Votes: 7 3.33%


Reader Poll 120115

Where will you do most of your holiday shopping?

Number of voters: 116

Online

Votes: 54 46.55%


Local stores in Laguna

Votes: 22 18.97%


Nearby malls and/or department stores

Votes: 19 16.38%


There will be no gifts from me this year!

Votes: 9 7.76%


Sawdust Winter Fantasy and/or other local artists

Votes: 8 6.9%


Mail order catalogs

Votes: 4 3.45%


Reader Poll 112015

Now be honest … What do you really like the most on Thanksgiving?

Number of voters: 119

The Sides

Votes: 64 53.78%


Main dish

Votes: 29 24.37%


Napping

Votes: 12 10.08%


Football watching on TV

Votes: 9 7.56%


Desserts

Votes: 5 4.2%


Reader Poll 110615

The holidays are near. If you could choose one of these four ‘gifts’ for Laguna Beach, which would it be?

Number of voters: 198

End homelessness in Laguna Beach

Votes: 89 44.95%


Underground all of the power lines in Laguna Canyon

Votes: 76 38.38%


Have a trolley run every day, all year round

Votes: 21 10.61%


Have a skateboard park for the kids

Votes: 12 6.08%


Reader Poll 102715

You’re in a hurry and really hungry. How likely are you to just jump in line and grab a burger or some similar fast food and be on your way?

Number of voters: 124

It would be doubtful

Votes: 41 33.06%


No way

Votes: 37 29.84%


Very likely

Votes: 25 20.16%


I might

Votes: 21 16.94%


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%


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