Current National Questions

(Vote on any or all. These polls from national sources have been modified to create their A/B format.)

INTERNET PRIVACY

Do you think the government should do more to regulate how Internet companies handle privacy issues [Vote A], or should the government not get more involved in this [Vote B]?

Source: 
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political Survey (Feb, 2012)
Vote A
41% (34 votes)
Vote B
59% (48 votes)
Total votes: 82

BALANCING THE BUDGET

Let's say you had to balance the federal budget. Would you start by cutting money from national security programs [Vote A] or from domestic programs [Vote B]?

Source: 
Fox News Poll (Nov, 2011)
Vote A
34% (35 votes)
Vote B
66% (67 votes)
Total votes: 102

SCHOOL CHOICE

Would you favor [Vote A], or oppose [Vote B] giving vouchers to parents that would allow them to send their children to the public, private or religious school of their choice?

Source: 
Associated Press/Stanford University Poll (Sep, 2010)
Vote A
71% (76 votes)
Vote B
29% (31 votes)
Total votes: 107

RETIREMENT AGE

Would you favor [Vote A] or oppose [Vote B] raising the retirement age for full benefits from 67 to 70 for people born on or after 1966?

Source: 
Time/Abt SRBI Poll (Oct, 2011)
Vote A
50% (52 votes)
Vote B
50% (51 votes)
Total votes: 103

DEFENSE SPENDING

Do you think that we should increase our spending on national defense [Vote A], or cut it back [Vote B]?

Source: 
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political Typology Survey (Feb, 2011)
Vote A
57% (56 votes)
Vote B
43% (43 votes)
Total votes: 99

ENERGY POLICY

Which of the following approaches to solving the nation's energy problems do you think the U.S. should follow right now—emphasize production of more oil, gas and coal supplies [Vote A], or emphasize more conservation by consumers of existing energy supplies [Vote B]?

Source: 
Gallup Poll (Mar, 2011)
Vote A
59% (58 votes)
Vote B
41% (40 votes)
Total votes: 98

NATIONAL SECURITY

Which comes closer to your view: The government should take all steps necessary to prevent additional acts of terrorism in the U.S. even if it means your basic civil liberties would be violated [Vote A], or the government should take steps to prevent additional acts of terrorism but not if those steps would violate your basic civil liberties [Vote B]?

Source: 
Gallup/USA Today Poll (Aug, 2011)
Vote A
11% (10 votes)
Vote B
89% (84 votes)
Total votes: 94

CREATING JOBS

There are a lot of different views on the best way to help the economy grow. Do you think it is better for the government to lower people's taxes [Vote A], or that the government should invest resources in federal projects to stimulate the economy [Vote B]?

Source: 
Latino Decisions/Univision News/ABC News Poll (Jan, 2012)
Vote A
73% (78 votes)
Vote B
27% (29 votes)
Total votes: 107

RETIREMENT SECURITY

Do you think the Social Security system will have the money available to provide the benefits you expect for your retirement? Yes [Vote A] or, no [Vote B].

Source: 
CBS News/New York Times Poll (Sep, 2011)
Vote A
34% (33 votes)
Vote B
66% (64 votes)
Total votes: 97

HEALTH CARE RESPONSIBILITY

Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage [Vote A], or is that not the responsibility of the federal government [Vote B]?

Source: 
Gallup Poll (Nov, 2011)
Vote A
23% (23 votes)
Vote B
77% (76 votes)
Total votes: 99

GUN CONTROL

What do you think is more important—to protect the right of Americans to own guns [Vote A], or to control gun ownership [Vote B]?

Source: 
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Poll (July, 2012)
Vote A
71% (68 votes)
Vote B
29% (28 votes)
Total votes: 96

REGULATION OF BUSINESS

Which possibility concerns you more: that the federal government has too few regulations to hold private businesses accountable [Vote A], or that the federal government has too many regulations that make it harder to create jobs [Vote B]?

Source: 
Resurgent Republic Survey (Oct, 2011)
Vote A
28% (28 votes)
Vote B
72% (71 votes)
Total votes: 99

IMMIGRATION REFORM (New Poll)

The Congress is considering an immigration bill that would attempt to increase border security and create a path to citizenship for many immigrants who are in this country without permission from the US government. Based on what you have read or heard about this bill, do you favor [Vote A] or oppose it [Vote B]?

Source: 
CNN/ORC International (June 2013)
Vote A
38% (24 votes)
Vote B
62% (39 votes)
Total votes: 63

TAX REFORM

Which comes closer to your view: On the whole, the federal tax system works pretty well and Congress should make only minor changes to make it work better [Vote A], or there is so much wrong with the federal tax system that Congress should completely change it [Vote B].

Source: 
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Political Survey (Dec, 2011)
Vote A
20% (19 votes)
Vote B
80% (78 votes)
Total votes: 97

NSA SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM (New Poll)

Do you support [Vote A] or oppose [Vote B] having the US Congress hold public hearings on the National Security Agency’s intelligence-gathering program, involving sweeping surveillance of American citizen's phone records and Internet activity?

Source: 
Washington Post-ABC News poll (June, 2013)
Vote A
81% (52 votes)
Vote B
19% (12 votes)
Total votes: 64

REDUCING THE DEFICIT

In your view, what is the best way to reduce the federal budget deficit? Should we first focus on cutting major programs [Vote A], or first focus on increasing taxes [Vote B]?

Source: 
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press (Nov, 2011)
Vote A
78% (83 votes)
Vote B
22% (24 votes)
Total votes: 107

GROWTH OF GOVERNMENT

If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services [Vote A], or a bigger government providing more services [Vote B]?

Source: 
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Generations Survey (Sep, 2011)
Vote A
78% (80 votes)
Vote B
22% (23 votes)
Total votes: 103

FINANCIAL PROGRESS

Do you think the financial situation in your household is getting better [Vote A], or getting worse [Vote B]?

Source: 
American Research Group Poll (Jan, 2012)
Vote A
36% (36 votes)
Vote B
64% (65 votes)
Total votes: 101

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