USConstitution.net 2003 Survey Results
This site has conducted an unscientific survey on various issues since July of 1998. The results, while interesting in most cases, are to be taken with a grain of salt - the results can easily be skewed by an individual or group of individuals; the sample is, by nature, not representative (because it consists only of Web users who visit my site and bother to view the survey page and submit an opinion).
This page includes results from 2003. For results from other years, please go to the Main Results Page.
Question 66, December 2003 Better late than never, our annual access survey - how did you come to this site today?
Question 65, November 2003 Even as we wage the peace in Iraq, casualties mount. The does not bode well for the President's approval rating, which goes down as each new death in Iraq is reported. Has the casualty count in Iraq affected your likelihood of voting for the President a year from now?
Question 64, October 2003 The Free State Project intends to convince 20,000 libertarians to move to New Hampshire, the goal being the acquisition of an electoral majority. With such a majority, they intend to enact rules and laws the espouse libertarian principles, such as repeal of gambling laws, smoking restrictions, and seat belt laws. Some residents are alarmed by the news. What are your thoughts?
Question 63, September 2003 In Alabama and Texas, there are disputes currently underway regarding the display of the Ten Commandments on public grounds or in public buildings. How do you feel about it?
Question 62, August 2003 In Texas, there is a legislative mutiny under way. To prevent a quorum and their forcible return, several Democratic lawmakers have fled to Oklahoma, in order to prevent a vote on a redistricting plan. Generally speaking, should quorum rules allow a body to adjust for such missing legislators, allowing a quorum to be met in their absence?
Question 61, July 2003 Per tradition, the Secretary of Homeland Defense should be last in line in the presidential line of succession. However, members of the House and Senate feel the position is too important to be last, and hope to buck tradition and place the office much further up the line, after the Attorney General. Is this of any concern?
Question 60, June 2003 The Green Party has made it known that it may end up backing the Democrat in the 2004 Presidential Election. In 2000, the Reform Party's candidate made a dismal showing. What are the prospects for "third parties" in the future?
Question 59, May 2003 Winning a war does not mean winning an election. Just ask George Bush, Sr. How will the U.S. victory in Iraq affect the current President Bush's reelection chances?
Question 58, April 2003 Though some might consider it too late to ask, the time is actually ripe for a constitutional challenge to the war in Iraq. If such a challenge is made, how do you think it would turn out?
Question 57, March 2003 Should the U.S. invade Iraq, most predict the following war to be short. Presuming the U.S. is successful in all of its aims, Iraq will be rid of its despotic government and eventually be governed by a more democratic and inclusive regime. Undoubtedly, the U.S. will play a role in post-war Iraq. How long do you think the U.S. will have to maintain a significant presence in Iraq?
Question 56, February 2003 According to the 1981 Presidential Records Act, Presidents can restrict release of their records to the public for up to 12 years after the end of their term. Former Presidents Reagan and Bush both forced their records into secrecy for as long as possible, but President Clinton is allowing his records to be released now, except for personal records and those with issues of national security. Should Clinton's acts set a precedent for future Presidents?
Question 55, January 2003 There is lots in store for us in the United States, politically speaking. Possible war, Supreme Court decisions, shake-ups in Congressional leadership. The Republican dominance in the Congress and Presidency. The 2004 presidential elections will start to build up steam. Will William Rehnquist retire? Which branch of government do you predict will garner the most headlines in 2003?