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Poll - Prediction of November Midterm Elections Results


Now that it's less than 4 months away, and the articles/seeds/comments on NT vary greatly concerning what the results of the November midterm elections might be, let's see what the NT members predict.

To vote, click the little circle to the left of your choice and then click the "Vote" box at the bottom of the options.  Vote for only one choice.

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What is the LAST thing you would give up?

The attitude of some people I've noticed has prompted my to make this enquiry.  Remember that to vote, you can only vote for one option, and you do so by clicking on the little circle to the left of your choice, and then click on the "VOTE" link at the bottom. 

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A Poll - Whom do you hate the most?


A Poll - Whom do you hate the most?

Watching big crowds around the world marching in support of the terrorist organization Hamas, the tremendously increasing numbers of hate crimes against Asians (not just in the USA - lots of incidents in Canada and Europe as well), increasing antisemitism, killing of black people by white police, the adoption of Trump's and Pompeo's China-bashing by Biden and his administration, etc etc prompted me to realize how topical "HATE" is these days.  So I thought I would do a poll to determine the pet hatreds of the NT members.  I've provided a short list of what I perceive to be recent objects of hatred by the public, so let's see how NT members fare in this quest. 

As perhaps you know already, your vote is entirely confidential - even I having posted the poll, cannot determine your vote, or even who voted, so everyone is entirely free to state their TRUE feelings in comfort.  I do apologize that due to the system, you are limited to only one choice, even though you may feel otherwise. 

To vote, you click on the little circle to the left of your choice, and then you must click on the "vote" link below the circles to register your vote,

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What do you anticipate to be the Chauvin jury verdict?


What do you anticipate to be the Chauvin jury verdict?

I personally cannot believe that if even a full jury of 12 plus two alternates are seated, that those jurors have not been at least somewhat tainted or have not already had a feeling or estimate of the guilt or innocence of the accused taking into account the surfeit of news, protests, the massive financial settlement, and world-wide publicity and attitude concerning the event.  Hopefully the jurors who will be seated will have the ability to set aside all previous influencing factors and restrict their judgment to the facts presented at the trial and their estimation of the honesty of the witnesses.

Chauvin is charged with Second Degree Homicide, Third Degree Homicide and Second Degree Manslaughter.

In this poll I am seeking the personal opinions of the Newstalkers members as to what they predict will be the jury verdict, not what any outcome from appeals might be.  

To vote, chose one of the options by clicking on the little circle to the left of your choice of result, and then click on the "vote" link at the bottom of the choices.  The polls on this site are entirely confidential - your identity is not revealed when you vote. 

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What's Going to Happen to Trump?


So let's see how everyone feels about what's going to happen now that he's been impeached a second time.  You can vote only once, so click on the little circle next to your choice (not what you WANT, but what you think will happen) and then click on the word "VOTE" under the list in order to register your vote.  As you probably know already, nobody, and that includes me, knows who is voting - you are absolutely anonymous in an NT poll. 

(I will not cast the first vote)

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How do you feel about effective guidelines to beat the virus


There are many attitudes about what could or should or must be done to contain the virus in order to regain as much of a normal a life that would be safe.  The wishes of thenewstalkers' members could be considered a microcosm of American feelings about that, since the vast majority of NT members are Americans.  Please indicate what YOUR attitude is, by voting.  Mailed-in ballots are not acceptable, as they would take much too long to be delivered, and then counted.  Contrary to Trump's wish, the system permits voting only once.  Which of the four choices do you agree with?  Just click the little circle to the left of your choice, and then click the "vote" link below the circles.

TOTAL LOCKDOWN would still permit one occupant per residence to shop for necessities such as food and pharmaceuticals or walk their dogs, provided that person wears a mask, is careful with social distancing and washes carefully with proper disinfectant on return.

PARTIAL LOCKDOWN would allow everyone to go out, provided they wore masks and practised social distancing, but still careful to wash with proper disinfectant on return home.  Stays away from crowds

CAREFUL CITIZEN practises their normal activities and need not wear a mask but will when near other people, and will then be careful with social distancing and proper washing on return home.  Stays away from crowds.

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS FREEDOM ADVOCATE do not change or restrict their usual activities, refuse to wear a mask or social distance. and will mingle with others whether or not they are wearing masks, and will attend crowded events. 

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