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Poll Results: A state legislative committee voted to recommend lawmakers consider a law requiring a prescription for cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in making meth. Do you support the recommendation?
Total Responses - 393
The American Medical Association has now classified Obesity as a disease, not a disorder or condition. Do you agree with the designation?
Under details the military laid out Tuesday, women could start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later. Do you think this is a good idea?
The Supreme Court says states can't require voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before they can use the federal "Motor Voter" law to register to vote. Do you agree with the ruling?
BP will no longer conduct daily tar ball clean-up sweeps on the Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama coast, saying it's not necessary. Beachgoers say they are still seeing tar balls. Should sweeps continue?
I'm not sure
President Obama OK'd sending weapons to Syrian rebels after learning President Assad's government used chemical weapons to kill opposition forces. Some say the weapons could end up with al-Qaida-linked groups. Should we provide the weapons?
A federal judge ruled the Plan B Step One emergency contraceptive pill can be sold over the counter with no age restrictions. Should the drug be sold to all ages with no prescription required?
The ACLU filed a lawsuit claiming the NSA's phone surveillance program violates our constitutional rights of free speech, and privacy. Government officials say information collected helps catch terrorists. Is it a violation of constitutional rights?
Are you prepared for a tropical storm this early in the hurricane season?
Chiefs of every military branch told a Senate committee Tuesday they oppose letting prosecutors, rather than commanders, handle sexual assault investigations. Should commanders continue to handle claims of their subordinates?
A former IRS commissioner on Monday urged Congress to set up a joint congressional committee to investigate the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups. Should there be a bipartisan investigation?
The Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be active and started Saturday. Are you prepared for a hurricane with a kit and plan?
No, but I will by this weekend
No. I wait until a hurricane is close.
After 2014 the U.S. is expected to leave behind 8,000- 10,000 troops. NATO is being asked to contribute, but only Germany has promised 800 troops. Do you think the U.S. will be able to pull most troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014?
A federal judge ruled the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff racially profiled Latinos in its immigration patrols. Do you think Maricopa Co. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's patrols went too far by relying on race to pull over people?
President Obama signed new guidelines for drones Thursday after the administration revealed a 4th American was killed in drone strikes abroad. Should the US be able to target Americans suspected of terrorism?
The Powerball jackpot climbed to $600 million- the largest prize in the game's history. Are you buying a ticket for the Saturday drawing?
Yes. Can't win if you don't play.
No. Not this time.
I never play the lottery.
The average amount of student loan debt for college graduates is about $25,000. Do you think paying for a college degree is worth the payoff you get with a better job and higher income?
Yes, for a bachelor's degree or higher
Yes, for an associates or professional certification
New Bern Mayor Lee Bettis says he will step down for 2 months after a DWI charge this week to take care of his family. Alderman Dana Outlaw says he should resign. Do you think Mayor Bettis should resign?
The NC Highway Patrol stopped providing free wreck reports at county offices, and says the DMV ordered they be available for $5. Do you think you should have to pay for the reports?
The NC House approved a bill outlawing contracts requiring union hiring. Democrats say the bill violates the National Labor Relations Act. Do you agree contracts should never require union workers be hired?
A bill allowing NC hunters to use noise suppressors on rifles or shotguns to protect hunters' hearing goes to the House. Opponents say its dangerous for nearby loggers or children. Should hunters be able to use suppressors?
Some Republican lawmakers want to end runoff elections that usually draw less than 10% of NC voters, and allow the top vote getter to win a party's primary no matter what. Currently, a candidate must get at least 40%. Should NC end runoffs?
Gov. McCrory wants to redirect $120 million a year from secondary road maintenance to capital projects. The Transportation Secretary says it will create 66,000 jobs over 10 years. Opponents fear rural roads will be neglected. Do you like the plan?
A new NC bill would allow law enforcement to check immigration status during traffic stops or arrests, and detain suspected illegals for up to 24 hours to check their status. Some say it's racial profiling. Do you think it is?
A federal judge ruled the morning after pill should be sold over the counter with no age restrictions. Right now you need a prescription if you are 16 or under. Do you agree with the judge's ruling?
Some state senators say parents shouldn't receive personal tax exemptions up to $2,500 for an adult son or daughter registered to vote at any address other than the taxpayer's. Do you support the bill?
The NC senate approved a bill to repeal the Racial Justice Act so executions can resume. The act prompted a flood of appeals to death sentences, and there have been no executions in NC since 2006. Should the Racial Justice Act be repealed??
Some NC legislators want to require social service workers to perform criminal checks on welfare and food stamp requests. Some say it's a confidentiality violation. Should DSS workers be responsible to report if an applicant has outstanding warrants?
The state supreme court banned sweepstakes games 3 months ago, but gaming cafes remain open around the state. Local agencies are enforcing the ban, but should the state make it more of a priority?
NC Republican legislators filed legislation this week to curb early voting from 2 1/2- weeks to 1 1/2. Should the early voting period be scaled back?
Early Voting Should Be Eliminated
McCrory's budget proposal released this week would spend $143 million less next year for the UNC system. A senator says the senate will likely consider reducing campuses from 17 to 14 or 15. Do you think this is a good way to make up the budget gap?
N.C. won't issue driver's licenses with pink stripes to some illegal immigrants after criticism it's stigmatizing. The state will issue licenses Monday saying "Legal Presence No Lawful Status" in red letters. Is it a good idea?
No. The licenses should have a pink stripe.
Licenses shouldn't be issued at all to illegal immigrants.
A Florida state senator filed a bill requiring a 2-hour anger management class before buying ammunition, and the class would have to be taken every 10 years. Do you think it's a good idea?
North Carolina's NAACP leader says Republican attempts to require photo ID to vote is like having a poll tax. Republicans say they want a bill that offers free IDs to people who don't have them. Should free ID's be offered?
Photo ID should not be required at polls
Republicans are working again to require voters to show photo ID at the polls after a bill in 2011was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue saying it would erode voting rights. Do you think you should have to present a photo ID to vote in person?
A NC senate bill filed this week would allow private and parochial school administration to approve staff to carry a firearm, tear gas, or stun gun if the person has a concealed weapons permit and is trained. Do you think this is a good idea?
Only non-lethal weapons should be allowed
Emerald Isle Public works says small carry out bins are overflowing so the town is requiring homeowners to buy 40 gallon roll out recycling containers. Would you buy a bigger bin to get recycling service?
Yes. I think it is fair.
No. The town should pay for it.
A NC driver's license set to be issued in March to some illegal immigrants has a bright pink stripe with bold words "NO LAWFUL STATUS" raising concerns about stigmatizing those who show it. Should the licenses be issued with the pink stripe?
Yes. Issue with stripe.
No. Issue without stripe.
Do not issue license at all.
Are you looking forward to possible snow Saturday?
Yes. Bring it on!
No. I'm ready for spring, summer.
The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing driver's licenses to immigrants brought to the US illegally as minors who qualify for work papers starting March 25th. Do you think this is a good idea?
Are you spending quality time outside this weekend?
Yes, I'm glad there's no blizzard here
No, It's too cold for me
Sometimes inmates are released temporarily to attend family funerals. Do you think this is OK?
Depends On Situation/ Crime Committed
The NC school board approved a statement opposing corporal punishment, but didn't ask for it to be outlawed. It is still allowed in at least 9 NC counties including Onslow. Should students still be paddled at school?
A 25-year-old freestyle snowmobiler injured in a crash at the Winter X Games died Thursday morning. ESPN says it will review the event. Do you think the X Games are too extreme and should be changed to keep athletes safer?
An advisory panel is asking the FDA to put tighter restrictions on hydrocodone to label it as a drug with high abuse potential. Drugs like oxycodone and morphine are already classified under this label. Should the FDA change the drug's label?
We got snow across parts of the east that caused some traffic issues. Are you happy you got to see snow?
I didn't see it
Some N.C. legislators are discussing banning lottery ticket sales to people who receive public assistance or are in bankruptcy. Do you think it's a good idea?
N.C. had its deadliest week of the flu season last week with 9 deaths. Doctors say it's not too late to get a flu shot, especially for people at high risk. Did you get vaccinated?
Did you buy or do anything to prepare for possible snow? Change flights? Buy bread and milk?
Most public N.C. high schools and middle schools have cops on campus, but only about 1% of elementary schools have a full-time campus officer. Do you think all elementary schools should have an armed officer?
Craven Community College will accept the federal grant: Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. Congressman Walter Jones says it's a waste of taxpayers' money to promote Islamic culture. Do you think the college should accept the grant?
Only if there's equal exposure to books about Christianity
The state of North Carolina is appealing a federal judge's ruling saying it can't offer anti-abortion license plates unless it also makes pro-choice plates available. Do you think NC should offer the "Choose Life" plate?
Only If A Pro-Choice Plate Is Offered
"Men's Health" magazine says you might score a better deal on a gym membership in February or March after the rush of new memberships dies down. Have you joined a gym this month?
No, but I plan to soon.
No. I'm not paying for a gym membership.
In the wake of the Newtown shooting some say teachers and staff should be armed. Some states already allow it for staff with concealed weapon permits. Do you think teachers and staff should be allowed to have guns at school?
Archived Poll Results
Jury selection got underway Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida man charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. Do you think Zimmerman can get a fair trial?
Jun 10, 2013
North Carolina is hoping to raise fees for hybrid and electric car owners to make up for lost revenue for gas taxes on their fuel-efficient vehicles. Policymakers argue it helps fund road construction/repairs. Should they be taxed?
Jun 9, 2013
Armed Citizen Project, a Houston non-profit, is making one high crime neighborhood the site of its first free gun giveaway saying responsible owners can combat crime. Do you agree with the free giveaway?
Jun 8, 2013
The nation's top intelligence official says two secret surveillance programs where the government collected data from internet use and from telephone calls on Verizon were legal, limited in scope and necessary. Do you agree?
Jun 7, 2013
No one has been put to death in our state since 2006 due in part to the racial justice act, which the legislature is considering appealing. Should it be appealed?
May 29, 2013
Reports show the home price index posted its sharpest gain in nearly seven-years and consumer confidence is at a five-year high. Are you feeling more optimistic about the economy?
May 28, 2013
It's Memorial Day weekend in Eastern Carolina. How do you plan to spend your time?
May 25, 2013
A bill in Connecticut would require written consent of family members of the Sandy Hook School victims before certain records concerning the shooting, such as photos, 911 calls, and videotapes, are publicly released. What do you think?
May 22, 2013
Kieran Shanahan, Secretary of the NC Department of Public Safety, is taking a leave of absence from his law firm following questions about potential conflicts of interest. Do you see a conflict?
May 21, 2013
Supporters of a bill providing public money to low-income families to attend North Carolina private or religious schools say passing the measure would help give all students the prospect of succeeding in life. Do you support the measure?
May 20, 2013
Republicans in our state want to shift the State Bureau of Investigation from oversight of Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper to an agency under Governor Pat McCrory's review? Do you agree?
May 19, 2013
The NC House passed a bill Thursday that prohibits employers and universities from demanding access to the private email or social media accounts of applicants, employees and students. Do you support the legislation?
May 16, 2013
The acting commissioner of the IRS has resigned in the wake of a scandal where conservative groups were targeted. Are you satisfied with this action, or do you think more people need to be held accountable?
May 15, 2013
Federal accident investigators are recommending that states cut their threshold for drunken driving from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 to help cut down on alcohol-related highway deaths. Do you agree with the recommendation?
May 14, 2013
IRS acting Commissioner Steven Miller says targeting groups is a legitimate part of screening for violations of tax-exempt status. The IRS is under fire for targeting conservative groups. Do you agree with Miller's view?
May 13, 2013
The North Carolina House wants voters to decide whether to limit lawmakers to serving two terms as the top leaders the General Assembly. Do you support the leadership limits?
May 8, 2013
NC Senate Republicans say a proposal to overhaul the tax code by reducing income tax rates and expanding coverage of the sales tax is fair to all and will energize the state's economy. Do you agree?
May 7, 2013
Gov. Pat McCrory is visiting an offshore energy trade conference in Texas to try to help build momentum for drilling off the NC coast and other states. Do you support opening more coastal waters to natural gas and oil exploration?
May 6, 2013
Western NC based Union County officials are being asked by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to stop opening public meetings with Christian prayer. Do you agree?
May 5, 2013
The government has lowered the age from 17 to 15 at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. Do you agree?
May 1, 2013
The UNC system president wants lawmakers to remove part of a bill that would allow concealed weapons permit holders to store their handguns in locked vehicles on the campuses, saying it would increase security concerns. Do you agree with him?
Apr 30, 2013
Republican New York Congressman Peter King says It is imperative for police to "ramp up" surveillance of Muslim communities following the Boston bombings. Do you agree?
Apr 29, 2013
In light of recent developments of believed chemical weapon usage by Syria on its people, do you favor U.S. intervention in the 2-year-old civil war?
Apr 27, 2013
Former President George Bush said in an interview Wednesday his brother Jeb should run for president. Do you think he should?
Apr 24, 2013
Lawmakers in Raleigh are debating a bill that would require schools to stock epinephrine & allow trained employees to administer it to students having an allergic reaction. What do you think about the bill?
Apr 23, 2013
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