USConstitution.net 2007 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 2007. For results from other years, please go to the Main Results Page.
Question 113 (December 2007): With the first primaries and caucuses right around the corner, it is time for our first Presidential straw poll. Which candidate would you vote for to run for President if you were asked to vote today?
|Response||Count||% Total||% In Party|
|Alan Keyes||Due to an oversight, Keyes was not included in the straw poll.|
|Diane Beall Templin||5||0.19||38.46|
|"Average Joe" Schriner||11||0.41||61.11|
|None of the Above||49||1.83||—|
Question 112 (November 2007): On November 3, 2007, Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf declared martial law, suspended the constitution, and invoked emergency powers across the country. This move follows the return of popular opposition figure Benazir Bhutto and associated unrest and terrorist acts. Additionally, when the Pakistani Supreme Court refused to endorse the emergency measures, he dismissed the Supreme Court. What should the U.S. response be?
Question 111 (October 2007): [Note: this survey ran until November 7] In March 2007, a federal appeals court struck down a highly restrictive set of gun laws in Washington DC. The laws, in general, restrict private ownership of guns within the district. The city defended the law by saying that the protections of the 2nd Amendment applied to state militas only. The District appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court, which is scheduled to hear the case in its current term. This could be the most significant gun case to reach the Court in over 70 years. What are your feelings about regulation of gun ownership?
Question 110 (September 2007): New Hampshire has held the honor of holding the first primary in the nation each presidential cycle since the 1950's, an honor its law requires it maintain. Iowa's caucus, typically held a week before New Hampshire's primary, has been a "first hurdle" since the 1970's. More and more states are jockeying for a position in the early process, and are moving their primaries into January, which could cause New Hampshire to move its primary into December. Is the current primary system healthy?
Question 109 (August 2007): Criticism of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, from both Democrats and Republicans, is mounting. The President, however, is resolute in his support for Gonzales. What would you like to see happen? Note: Gonzales announced his resignation on 08/27/2007.
Question 108 (July 2007) Each July, this survey will be offered, allowing us to track, over time, the political persuasion of our visitors. Questions are asked about party affiliation as well as economic and social ranking on a scale of 1 to 9 (1 being very conservative and 9 being very liberal).
Notable "Other" parties: Ethical, American, Anarchist, Orange
|1 = Very Conservative||126||18.92||44.44|
|5 = Moderate||117||17.57|
|9 = Very Liberal||54||8.11|
|1 = Very Conservative||99||14.86||31.98|
|5 = Moderate||78||11.71|
|9 = Very Liberal||161||24.17|
Question 107 (June 2007): The next major election is not until November 2008 - but already, all parties are struggling to decide who to put up for a candidate. This made us wonder - do you vote? And if not, why not?
Question 106, May 2007 In March, 36 Vermont towns voted to request that the state's congressional delegation start impeachment proceedings against President Bush and Vice President Cheney. In April, the Vermont Senate voted to request the same, and similar measures were being debated in other states. U.S. Representative John Murtha mentioned impeachment as one option available to the Congress. Impeachment - what do you think?
Question 105, April 2007 What's your opinion of the current White House scandal surrounding Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the firings of United States Attorneys?
Question 104, March 2007 The Supreme Court heard arguments against the President's Faith Based Charity Initiatives in February. The plaintiffs argue that the diversion of taxpayer money to religious organizations for charity outreach is an unconstitutional violation of the Establishment Clause. The government did not try to defend the program, instead arguing that taxpayers don't have standing to sue. What do you think?
Question 103, February 2007 The House quickly approved a bill mandating a rise in the national minimum wage, but several proposals are making their way through the Senate. What's your opinion of the minimum wage?
Question 102, January 2007 At the end of December, 2006, the Iraqi government executed Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity. The capture and prosecution of Hussein was one of the primary aims of the Iraq War. Just a day later, news reports noted the 3000th American death in Iraq. Has it been worth it?