Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Polls Archive

After nearly six months without a post office facility, the Pulaski Post Office is scheduled to reopen Wednesday. Was it worth the wait?

  • A. Yes, if the issues that were making it an undesirable place to work have been fully resolved. (49%, 74 Votes)
  • C. It depends on whether or not all of the issues within the facility have been fully resolved. (26%, 39 Votes)
  • B. No, these issues could have been resolved much quicker and the post office could have reopened sooner. (25%, 39 Votes)

Total Voters: 152

Start Date: December 19, 2017 @ 11:54 am
End Date: December 25, 2017 @ 11:54 am

Should Pulaski County cover tuition for county students who take classes at New River Community College through the ACCE program?

  • A. a. Pulaski County should fully invest in the ACCE tuition program, covering all classes taken at NRCC. (77%, 303 Votes)
  • D. Pulaski County should not enter into any tuition assistance programs. (12%, 47 Votes)
  • B. Pulaski County should first see how the program works with PCHS’ upcoming graduating class. (8%, 30 Votes)
  • C. Pulaski County should only cover manufacturing and information technology classes. (3%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 392

Start Date: December 5, 2017 @ 12:54 pm
End Date: December 11, 2017 @ 12:54 pm

How important is the order of articles presented in the newspaper, specifically when it comes to crime and court stories?

  • C. If there are stories about crime they should be reported, but they don’t always have to be on the front page. (63%, 45 Votes)
  • A. The top crime story should be at the top of the paper each day, no matter what it is. (25%, 18 Votes)
  • D. Crime stories shouldn’t be on the front page because they present a negative image of our county. (11%, 8 Votes)
  • B. You should have at least one crime story on the front page, even if it’s a minor crime. (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 72

Start Date: November 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
End Date: November 27, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Recent cold fronts have given our area a taste of winter weather. What kind of winter would you like to see for Pulaski County?

  • D. Let it snow! I hope we get snow all winter and lots of it. (32%, 37 Votes)
  • B. A little cold weather is OK, but I would rather see the sun stay out as long as possible. (28%, 32 Votes)
  • C. I would love a white Christmas, as long as it doesn’t snow enough to cause delays and school closings. (20%, 23 Votes)
  • A. Winter? Let it stay 80 degrees so I can work on my tan. (20%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

Start Date: November 14, 2017 @ 12:11 pm
End Date: November 20, 2017 @ 12:11 pm

Should individuals with mental health issues have their driver’s license flagged to prevent gun sales, or is this an invasion of privacy?

  • A. Anyone with mental health issues should have their license flagged to prevent the purchase of firearms, but a review of those issues should be conducted bi-annually. (46%, 46 Votes)
  • B. People with certain types of mental health issues should have their licenses flagged to prevent them from purchasing firearms, but a review of those issues should be conducted bi-annually. (35%, 35 Votes)
  • C. The only mental health issues that should prevent a person from purchasing a firearm should apply to those whose cognitive abilities prevent them for understanding right from wrong. (10%, 10 Votes)
  • D. No one should have their right to purchase a firearm revoked unless they have committed a felony involving a firearm or bodily harm to another. (9%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 100

Start Date: November 7, 2017 @ 1:17 pm
End Date: November 13, 2017 @ 1:17 pm

Discussions about making it more difficult to obtain a gun under Virginia laws have been a key issue in some state campaigns this year. Where do you fall on the spectrum of gun laws?

  • D. Gun laws are fine as they are. What’s needed is tougher enforcement of those laws and more consistent punishment for those who commit gun crimes. (37%, 82 Votes)
  • B. Anyone who wants to own a gun should be required to pass mental health and criminal background checks, as well as going through mandatory gun safety classes. (32%, 71 Votes)
  • C. Current regulations are a good start; but background checks should be required for all flea market/ gun show purchases; and longer waiting periods and gun registration should be required. (22%, 49 Votes)
  • A. Gun restrictions should be removed altogether. They’re unnecessary. (9%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 222

Start Date: October 31, 2017 @ 12:17 pm
End Date: November 6, 2017 @ 12:17 pm

In the Nov. 7 election, who do you plan to vote for to be the next sheriff of Pulaski County? (The names are in alphabetical order)

  • D. Mike Worrell (59%, 630 Votes)
  • B. Mike Honaker (18%, 195 Votes)
  • C. Brian Wade (18%, 193 Votes)
  • A. Norman “Buck” Dowdy (5%, 56 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,074

Start Date: October 24, 2017 @ 1:36 pm
End Date: October 30, 2017 @ 1:36 pm

If a tax increase is necessary to fund the building of a new combined middle school or make needed repairs to DMS to house all middle school students in the county, which option do you support?

  • A. Use the full 100 percent of the proposed tax increase to build a new, centrally-located combined middle school to serve 6-8 graders. (73%, 427 Votes)
  • C. Do nothing. Do not raise taxes, vote the bond referendum down and explore other options at a later date. (22%, 131 Votes)
  • B. Use 87 percent of the proposed tax increase to repair and add to the existing Dublin Middle School to serve our 6-7 graders and move the 8th graders to Pulaski County High School. (5%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 586

Start Date: October 12, 2017 @ 12:58 pm
End Date: October 23, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

How would you respond to the nuclear threat from North Korea and Kim Jung Un?

  • A. I would continue to wait while seeking a diplomatic solution, reaching out to China and other nations who may be able to help broker a peaceful agreement. (34%, 51 Votes)
  • E. A peaceful resolution is not going to be found. Attack now to immediately end the threat before our allies are attacked (34%, 51 Votes)
  • B. Continue to seek a diplomatic solution, but make it clear that further missile testing will result in military action that would include strategic non-nuclear weapon strikes against key targets. (17%, 25 Votes)
  • C. Give a time limit for North Korea to reduce their nuclear threat. If that time limit is not met, military action will follow that includes strategic non-nuclear weapon strikes against key targets. (7%, 11 Votes)
  • D. Give a time limit for North Korea to reduce their nuclear threat. If that time limit is not met, military action will follow that may include the use of nuclear weapons. (8%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 148

Start Date: September 26, 2017 @ 12:48 pm
End Date: October 2, 2017 @ 12:48 pm

Q: In the wake of recent extreme hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, do you believe human activities contribute to the change in climates?

  • B. No way! (58%, 222 Votes)
  • A. Yes, of course. (38%, 145 Votes)
  • C. Somewhat I guess. (4%, 18 Votes)

Total Voters: 385

Start Date: September 19, 2017 @ 12:09 pm
End Date: September 25, 2017 @ 12:09 pm