Current National Questions

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

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
63% (120 votes)
Vote B
37% (70 votes)
Total votes: 190

HEALTH CARE RESPONSIBILITY

Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all have high-quality health insurance [Vote A], or that is not the proper role of the federal government [Vote B]?

Source: 
Gallup Poll (Nov, 2011)
Vote A
64% (137 votes)
Vote B
36% (76 votes)
Total votes: 213

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 some civil liberties could be impacted [Vote A], or the government should not take steps which would imapct basic civil liberties [Vote B]?

Source: 
Gallup/USA Today Poll (Aug, 2011)
Vote A
11% (21 votes)
Vote B
89% (168 votes)
Total votes: 189

RETIREMENT AGE

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

Source: 
Time/Abt SRBI Poll (Oct, 2011)
Vote A
34% (70 votes)
Vote B
66% (133 votes)
Total votes: 203

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
32% (65 votes)
Vote B
68% (138 votes)
Total votes: 203

GUN CONTROL

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

Source: 
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press Poll (July, 2012)
Vote A
35% (72 votes)
Vote B
65% (135 votes)
Total votes: 207

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
22% (43 votes)
Vote B
78% (151 votes)
Total votes: 194

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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
65% (113 votes)
Vote B
35% (61 votes)
Total votes: 174

FINANCIAL PROGRESS

Do you feel 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
34% (64 votes)
Vote B
66% (122 votes)
Total votes: 186