Polls Archive

In terms of happiness, most of the time these days I feel
  • Happy* 33%, 6 votes
    6 votes 33%
    6 votes - 33% of all votes
  • Happy that Hillary lost* 22%, 4 votes
    4 votes 22%
    4 votes - 22% of all votes
  • I'm closer to devastated and depressed 17%, 3 votes
    3 votes 17%
    3 votes - 17% of all votes
  • pretty darn happy 11%, 2 votes
    2 votes 11%
    2 votes - 11% of all votes
  • you could say I'm happy 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
  • definitely unhappy 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
  • about 436 miles from happiness.* 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
  • extremely super happy 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • not very happy 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • I'm almost happy. Does that count? 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 18
April 2, 2019
Brattleboro's new 1% sales tax will
  • soon be spent on something other than the promised property tax reduction 45%, 9 votes
    9 votes 45%
    9 votes - 45% of all votes
  • make people glad that NH is just across the river.* 15%, 3 votes
    3 votes 15%
    3 votes - 15% of all votes
  • help reduce property taxes for homeowners 10%, 2 votes
    2 votes 10%
    2 votes - 10% of all votes
  • cause some shoppers to shop in other towns 10%, 2 votes
    2 votes 10%
    2 votes - 10% of all votes
  • force cuts in town services in future years, taxes will rise anyway, and we'll still have an extra sales tax 5%, 1 vote
    1 vote 5%
    1 vote - 5% of all votes
  • cause Sam's to go out of business within 5 years 5%, 1 vote
    1 vote 5%
    1 vote - 5% of all votes
  • attract shoppers to downtown 5%, 1 vote
    1 vote 5%
    1 vote - 5% of all votes
  • be something worth promoting with Rooms & Meals tax revenue 5%, 1 vote
    1 vote 5%
    1 vote - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 20
March 25, 2019
Brattleboro's Town Meeting
  • return to Open Town Meeting, as it was until the 1960's. 68%, 15 votes
    15 votes 68%
    15 votes - 68% of all votes
  • should remain as Representative Town Meeting, as it is now. 18%, 4 votes
    4 votes 18%
    4 votes - 18% of all votes
  • should become something entirely new, for everyone. Plan for the future! 9%, 2 votes
    2 votes 9%
    2 votes - 9% of all votes
  • should remain as Representative Town Meeting, with changes. 5%, 1 vote
    1 vote 5%
    1 vote - 5% of all votes
Total Votes: 22
March 5, 2019
I'm most enthused about selectboard candidate
  • The ones who will work to reduce Brattleboro's crushing property taxes!* 33%, 10 votes
    10 votes 33%
    10 votes - 33% of all votes
  • Daniel Quipp 20%, 6 votes
    6 votes 20%
    6 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Oscar Heller 17%, 5 votes
    5 votes 17%
    5 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Elizabeth McLoughlin 10%, 3 votes
    3 votes 10%
    3 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Franz Reichsman 7%, 2 votes
    2 votes 7%
    2 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Rikki Risatti 7%, 2 votes
    2 votes 7%
    2 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Tim Wessel 7%, 2 votes
    2 votes 7%
    2 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Ben Coplan 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 30
February 20, 2019
A Groundworks campus on South Main Street
  • is a good idea, build it! 54%, 13 votes
    13 votes 54%
    13 votes - 54% of all votes
  • should have good security if it's going to be on South Main Street. Druggie alert!* 13%, 3 votes
    3 votes 13%
    3 votes - 13% of all votes
  • is a good idea, but wrong location. Build it elsewhere. 13%, 3 votes
    3 votes 13%
    3 votes - 13% of all votes
  • is a bad idea, don't build it anywhere! 13%, 3 votes
    3 votes 13%
    3 votes - 13% of all votes
  • BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!* 8%, 2 votes
    2 votes 8%
    2 votes - 8% of all votes
Total Votes: 24
February 6, 2019
* - added by visitor
Using 2% of the Rooms & Meals tax revenues for the Arts
  • Use ALL of the Rooms and Meals tax to reduce property taxes! Enough is enough!* 36%, 5 votes
    5 votes 36%
    5 votes - 36% of all votes
  • is a great idea. 21%, 3 votes
    3 votes 21%
    3 votes - 21% of all votes
  • is only fair, if others are getting a percentage. 14%, 2 votes
    2 votes 14%
    2 votes - 14% of all votes
  • is a terrible idea. 14%, 2 votes
    2 votes 14%
    2 votes - 14% of all votes
  • makes me think of other ways to use the Rooms & meals tax revenues. 7%, 1 vote
    1 vote 7%
    1 vote - 7% of all votes
  • might have an impact on tourism for people planning and budgeting for vacations.* 7%, 1 vote
    1 vote 7%
    1 vote - 7% of all votes
  • is not something I care one way or another about. 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 14
January 28, 2019
The Rooms & Meals taxes should be used for
  • reducing property taxes 29%, 8 votes
    8 votes 29%
    8 votes - 29% of all votes
  • Should be to reduce property taxes, but Brattleboro Government never saw a tax it didn't like, and would never return money to the taxpayer.* 18%, 5 votes
    5 votes 18%
    5 votes - 18% of all votes
  • housing the homeless 14%, 4 votes
    4 votes 14%
    4 votes - 14% of all votes
  • funding for human services 11%, 3 votes
    3 votes 11%
    3 votes - 11% of all votes
  • promoting Brattleboro 11%, 3 votes
    3 votes 11%
    3 votes - 11% of all votes
  • defense systems in case space aliens invade and attack.* 11%, 3 votes
    3 votes 11%
    3 votes - 11% of all votes
  • A study of the effects of the tax, and how it affects people's ability to afford an occasional meal or take out treat.* 4%, 1 vote
    1 vote 4%
    1 vote - 4% of all votes
  • feeding the hungry 4%, 1 vote
    1 vote 4%
    1 vote - 4% of all votes
  • art installations 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • RTM childcare 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • paying for annual Town employee salary increases 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 28
January 7, 2019
Most of the gifts I give come from
  • Local stores 39%, 7 votes
    7 votes 39%
    7 votes - 39% of all votes
  • They all come from the heart...* 28%, 5 votes
    5 votes 28%
    5 votes - 28% of all votes
  • Amazon 17%, 3 votes
    3 votes 17%
    3 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Local craft fairs and holiday events 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
  • My personal creative skills 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
  • Keene 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
  • Walmart 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Northampton 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Online stores that are not Amazon 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 18
December 6, 2018
A 1% Local Option Sales Tax for Brattleboro to offset property taxes
  • is a terrible idea. Avoid it! 27%, 7 votes
    7 votes 27%
    7 votes - 27% of all votes
  • "...1 % to offset property taxes..." is bogus. And with Tax Free New Hampshire right across the river, this has got to be one of the Town's dumbest ideas yet!* 27%, 7 votes
    7 votes 27%
    7 votes - 27% of all votes
  • is an excellent idea. Do it! 19%, 5 votes
    5 votes 19%
    5 votes - 19% of all votes
  • would hurt Brattleboro businesses 12%, 3 votes
    3 votes 12%
    3 votes - 12% of all votes
  • would hurt low income residents most 8%, 2 votes
    2 votes 8%
    2 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Why does this poll only allow you to click on 1 item when several can be true siultaneously?* 8%, 2 votes
    2 votes 8%
    2 votes - 8% of all votes
  • would help Brattleboro businesses 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • would help low income residents most 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 26
November 26, 2018
In my view, the 2018 midterm election results were
  • as expected 33%, 11 votes
    11 votes 33%
    11 votes - 33% of all votes
  • a mixed bag 27%, 9 votes
    9 votes 27%
    9 votes - 27% of all votes
  • Encouraging as to turnout, despite the disappointing results.* 18%, 6 votes
    6 votes 18%
    6 votes - 18% of all votes
  • excellent 18%, 6 votes
    6 votes 18%
    6 votes - 18% of all votes
  • disappointing 3%, 1 vote
    1 vote 3%
    1 vote - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 33
November 9, 2018