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Polls for February 2018

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Reader Poll:

Are stricter gun laws the answer? In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida government and society are considering stricter gun laws. Select the statements you agree with:

  • Require more comprehensive background checks for all gun sales, even unlicensed sellers 13%
  • Limit the number of guns an individual can own 3%
  • Prevent people under age 21 from buying any type of gun 9%
  • Ban the sale and possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines 8%
  • Ban the sale and possession of rifles capable of semi-automatic fire (like the AR-15) 8%
  • Consider an outright ban on gun ownership 1%
  • Stricter gun laws WILL reduce the number of gun-related deaths in the US 7%
  • Stricter gun laws WILL NOT reduce the number of gun-related deaths in the US 20%
  • I fear a family member will become a victim of gun violence 2%
  • I have a favorable view of the National Rifle Association 18%
  • I have an unfavorable view of the National Rifle Association 7%
  • I have a neutral view of the National Rifle Association 3%

6144 total votes

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Reader Poll:

What minimum age should be required for candidates to statewide and legislative positions?

  • Change it to 18 years old as the state House is suggesting 16%
  • Lower it to 21 years old 17%
  • Keep it at the existing constitutional provision of at least 25 years old. 66%

503 total votes

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Reader Poll:

How would you prefer to fund necessary road improvements or the Highway Patrol?

  • A gas tax increase shared by residents of the state as well as visitors to Arizona. 92%
  • A fee increase on vehicle registration that only state residents would pay. 6%
  • Let the state continue to keep Highway User Revenue Funds, and have the Board of Supervisors enact a 1 percent sales tax hike for roads. 2%

51 total votes

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Reader Poll:

An effort to ban texting while driving for everyone is advancing in the Arizona Senate. While it is not a done deal yet, and new teen drivers already are not allowed to text and drive, how do you feel about a ban for all drivers?

  • No, a ban for teen-age drivers is enough, thank you. 1%
  • Yes, make texting while driving illegal for all drivers; too many accidents are happening and people are dying. 93%
  • Don't do this. They may catch some, but like the ineffective seatbelt requirement, police won't catch them all. 2%
  • I do not like the nanny-state legislation coming out of Phoenix. Let me worry about my texting; I'm careful. 4%

974 total votes

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