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Do you approve of Obama's performance as president? »

(5,235 votes)

Should the US use military intervention in Syria? »

(2,516 votes - closed)

If the automatic spending cuts ($85 billion) in US gov't programs go into effect March 1st, what do you think that means for the economy? »

(468 votes - closed)

Is the deal reached by the US Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff" good for America? »

(1,963 votes - closed)

The N.R.A. is calling for armed guards in schools, but no gun curbs. Is this a good idea?  »

(2,076 votes - closed)

Do you think the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school will be the catalyst to help bring about stronger gun control in the US? »

(1,721 votes - closed)

Assuming you lived in California, how would you vote on Proposition 37 (mandatory GMO labeling)? »

(855 votes - closed)

Should the military make armor that fits better for women? »

(2,245 votes)

Should police be allowed to shut down children's lemonade stands? »

(2,218 votes)

Is breed-specific legislation (such as bans on pit bulls) effective? »

(2,433 votes)

Would you support the creation of a new service corps for conservation (in which youth and veterans work to restore national parks and forests)? »

(2,096 votes)

What do you think of NYC's proposed ban on sodas and other sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces? »

(1,715 votes)

Did you vote in your state's presidential primary election? »

(1,600 votes)

Does the fact that Obama sampled dog meat as a child have any reflection on his character? »

(1,446 votes - closed)

Should politicians involved in sexual scandals resign? »

(2,899 votes - closed)

Is Obama on good ground to be re-elected? »

(3,170 votes - closed)

Should Medicaid and Medicare be left alone? »

(2,960 votes - closed)

Should Donald Trump run for president? »

(3,269 votes - closed)

Do you think the taxes you pay are fair in relation to what the government provides you? »

(3,264 votes - closed)

Have you done your taxes yet? »

(2,123 votes - closed)

Is it time for a female president in the U.S.? »

(3,507 votes - closed)

Should the U.S. intervene in Libya? »

(3,068 votes - closed)

Should Gaddafi step down from power in Libya? »

(3,308 votes - closed)

Should prostitution be legal? »

(3,597 votes - closed)

Do you support labor unions? »

(3,411 votes - closed)

Should welfare recipients have to prove they aren't on drugs? »

(3,726 votes - closed)

Do you approve of Obama's performance as president so far? »

(3,890 votes - closed)

Is President Obama taking a strong enough stance in Egypt? »

(3,603 votes - closed)

Does Sarah Palin get too much media coverage? »

(3,941 votes - closed)

Should churches be taxed? »

(3,976 votes - closed)

Is civic literacy important in an elected official? »

(3,477 votes - closed)

Should Julian Assange of WikiLeaks be punished for publishing classified information? »

(3,709 votes - closed)

Have you voted today? »

(4 votes - closed)

Do you think the voting process is fair? »

(3,553 votes - closed)

Do you plan to vote today? »

(3,507 votes - closed)

Does being a mother make someone a stronger political candidate? »

(3,382 votes - closed)

Do you support the construction of the mosque near Ground Zero? »

(4,254 votes - closed)

The mayor of San Francisco has banned the sale of soda in city vending machines. Would you support a similar ban in your city? »

(4,476 votes - closed)

Should the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison be a top priority for Obama?  »

(3,777 votes - closed)

Has Obama done enough about the oil spill? »

(3,728 votes - closed)

Which of the following is most important to you when deciding who gets your vote? »

(1,533 votes - closed)

Should students without legal immigration status be given a path toward citizenship? »

(4,049 votes - closed)

Do you think female Supreme Court nominees are more harshly scrutinized than male nominees? »

(3,813 votes - closed)

Do you think the Gulf oil spill will lead to better drilling policies? »

(1,428 votes - closed)

Do you trust your government? »

(3,890 votes - closed)

The President has been criticized by both ends of the political spectrum: from the right for being “a socialist” and from the left for being “too moderate.”  In your view, President Obama is:  »

(3,818 votes - closed)

UN Foundation CEO Kathy Bushkin Calvin wrote on Care2 about amazing work the UN is doing in Haiti. Do you trust the UN to do good work in these situations? »

(1,086 votes - closed)

Sarah Palin says she's thinking of running for President. Do you think she could win? »

(2,055 votes - closed)

Should it be mandatory for women to get an ultrasound before seeking abortion services? »

(1,408 votes - closed)

If you watched the State of the Union Address last night, did you feel the President was speaking to and/or for your needs and beliefs? »

(1,468 votes - closed)

Will the United States see health care reform any time soon? »

(1,305 votes - closed)

Should corporations be allowed to spend freely to support or oppose candidates? »

(1,369 votes - closed)

What is the largest cause of the Coakley loss in Massachusetts? »

(1,040 votes - closed)

Should prostitution be decriminalized to help prevent the spread of STIs? »

(1,002 votes - closed)

Which of the following do you perceive to be a bigger threat? »

(7,194 votes - closed)

Do you agree with Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops into Afghanistan?  »

(1,812 votes - closed)

Do you remember hearing when JFK was assassinated? »

(1,527 votes - closed)

Should the U.S. military withdraw all troops from the Middle East? »

(1,523 votes - closed)

Should travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba be removed?  »

(1,464 votes - closed)

Should the Patriot Act be repealed? »

(925 votes - closed)

Was Rep. Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst rooted in racism, as former President Jimmy Carter suggested? »

(1,372 votes - closed)

Which is more important, safety or freedom? »

(990 votes - closed)

Is your country's criminal justice system fair? »

(3,596 votes - closed)

Do you support the anti-tax "Tea Party" protestors? »

(3,563 votes - closed)

Should Rep. Joe Wilson be censured for yelling out "You lie!" during President Obama's health care address? »

(907 votes - closed)

Should free speech rights protect racist comments? »

(3,834 votes - closed)

Should marijuana be legalized? »

(4,935 votes - closed)

What should Sarah Palin's next job be? »

(1,224 votes - closed)

Is affirmative action fair? »

(10,046 votes)

Do you feel that all soldiers who used terror interrogations should now be prosecuted? »

(1,227 votes - closed)

What do you think of the tax increase on cigarettes?  »

(1,264 votes - closed)

Do you support a smoking ban in all public buildings? »

(1,496 votes - closed)

Is there an active role for the U.S. in Iran? »

(1,553 votes - closed)

In order to cut down on energy consumption and reduce global warming, would you support an increased federal tax on gasoline? »

(9,893 votes - closed)

Do you believe the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution gives individuals the right to own assault weapons? »

(10,127 votes - closed)

Do you expect the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor? »

(2,228 votes - closed)

Do you agree with Obama's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor? »

(8,545 votes - closed)

Do you agree with Obama's decision to try to block the release of photos showing U.S. troops abusing prisoners? »

(8,349 votes - closed)

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox and three other ex-leaders of Latin American counties are calling for the decriminalization of marijuana. Is this a good idea? »

(8,260 votes - closed)

While speaking at a White House Dinner comedian Wanda Sykes joked that Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker on 9/11 but missed the plane because he was too strung out. Did she go too far? »

(7,912 votes - closed)

Would you accept the relocation of Guantanamo Bay detainees to your town? »

(8,169 votes - closed)

How do you feel about President Obama's decision not to hold a public ceremony for National Prayer Day as past presidents have? »

(8,218 votes - closed)

Should the U.S. re-establish normal trade relations with Cuba? »

(7,951 votes - closed)

Should the US Government bail out the newspaper industry? »

(7,989 votes - closed)

Obama is about to finish his first 100 days in office. How do you rate his performance? »

(8,085 votes - closed)

Are government wiretaps an abuse of power? »

(8,026 votes - closed)

Do you believe your government taxes you fairly? »

(8,133 votes - closed)

Did President Obama break a campaign promise by choosing a purebred dog as the family's new pet?  »

(4,284 votes - closed)

Do you agree with the use of lethal force in hostage situations? »

(8,549 votes - closed)

Do you believe in the death penalty? »

(8,323 votes - closed)

Do you think the U.S. is moving forward in the right direction or are we veering way off track? »

(7,437 votes - closed)

Do you believe that marijuana should be legalized? »

(8,042 votes - closed)

How do you feel about the GOP's claim that Obama is too dependent on Teleprompters during his speeches? »

(7,570 votes - closed)

How do you think President Obama's first 50 days in office have gone? »

(1,918 votes - closed)

Do you think an open policy on gays will affect the military? »

(6,293 votes - closed)

Do you think President Obama's $819 billion economic stimulus package will help the average American? »

(3,189 votes - closed)

Do you believe the U.S. should be allowed to use torture when interrogating terrorist suspects? »

(7,380 votes - closed)

President Obama has directed federal regulators to set strict limits on greenhouse gases from cars and trucks. This is: »

(3,449 votes - closed)

Do you think President Barack Obama will increase the U.S.'s popularity throughout the world? »

(4,492 votes - closed)

What did you think of Obama's Inauguration speech? »

(2,029 votes - closed)

Will you watch Barack Obama be inagurated as the 44th president of the U.S. today? »

(179 votes - closed)

Twenty years from now, how do you think the world will view the Bush presidency? »

(1,380 votes - closed)

If someone gave you a ticket to Barack Obama's inaguration ceremony Jan. 20, what would you do? »

(1,873 votes - closed)

In light of her recent interview with conservative filmmaker John Ziegler, is there anything you'd like to ask Gov. Sarah Palin? »

(4,229 votes - closed)

Do you believe Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich should be impeached? »

(2,702 votes - closed)

Do you think it sends a negative message for President-elect Obama's children to attend an elite private school? »

(6,116 votes - closed)

Do you think the nomination of Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat should be honored?  »

(1,884 votes - closed)

Oprah Winfrey is on the campaign trail with Barack Obama. Do you think this improves Obama's chances of being elected president? »

(5,650 votes - closed)

Do you feel Bono deserved the Nobel Peace Prize he won? »

(4,247 votes - closed)

Do you think Caroline Kennedy is qualified to fill Hillary Clinton's U.S. Senate seat? »

(5,778 votes - closed)

What's your reaction to the Iraqi journalist throwing his shoes at President Bush? »

(1,560 votes - closed)

Who is your pick for political Woman of the Year? »

(2,610 votes - closed)

Do you think Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who has been arrested for trying to sell Obama's Senate seat, should resign? »

(2,129 votes - closed)

Do you think President Bush should step down now and let President-elect Barack Obama take over? »

(2,616 votes - closed)

Are you happy with the economic team Barack Obama has assembled to deal with the crisis at hand? »

(2,435 votes - closed)

Do you think the U.S. government should redistribute wealth by imposing heavy taxes on the rich? »

(7,835 votes - closed)

Do you think Hillary Clinton will make a good Secretary of State? »

(3,400 votes - closed)

Do you believe there is true separation of Church and State in the United States today? »

(6,653 votes - closed)

What do you think should be the first thing President-elect Obama checks off his to-do list? »

(2,232 votes - closed)

What did you do this election season to advocate for your favorite candidate and/or cause? »

(3,137 votes - closed)

Do you agree with President-Elect Barack Obama's urging for Congress to pass another economic stimulus package as soon as possible? »

(2,803 votes - closed)

Are you happy with the election results? »

(6,451 votes - closed)

How long did you have to wait in line to vote?  »

(3,235 votes - closed)

Election Day is finally here. You feel: »

(4,023 votes - closed)

Do you think college students will make a difference in this U.S. presidential election? »

(354 votes - closed)

Which of these potential Election Day problems worries you most? »

(3,322 votes - closed)

Which U.S. Presidential candidate are you voting for? »

(8,681 votes - closed)

Have you voted yet? »

(4,417 votes - closed)

What do you think of the GOP spending $150,000 on Sarah Palin's campaign wardrobe? »

(5,487 votes - closed)

Do you think Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama will ensure his victory? »

(4,276 votes - closed)

Have the debates changed your mind on the presidential race? »

(3,810 votes - closed)

Do you plan to vote for the presidential candidate who will be best for your personal financial situation? »

(2,111 votes - closed)

What do you think of the idea of reducing mortgages for homeowners facing foreclosure, so their mortgages are no longer "under water"? »

(1,626 votes - closed)

Who do you think won the second presidential debate? »

(2,107 votes - closed)

Should American citizens be required to vote, as they are in some countries? »

(6,915 votes - closed)

Who won the vice presidential debate? »

(3,788 votes - closed)

Will you watch tonight's VP debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden? »

(335 votes - closed)

Who won the presidential debate? »

(4,092 votes - closed)

What do you think of John McCain's announcement that he will suspend his presidential campaign in light of the nation's economic crisis? »

(1,707 votes - closed)

Do you think tonight's schedule presidential debate should proceed as planned? »

(452 votes - closed)

Now that McCain has agreed to participate in tonight's debate against Obama, will you watch? »

(944 votes - closed)

How are you registered? »

(4,197 votes - closed)

Do you believe the media's investigation into Sarah Palin has been fair? »

(5,531 votes - closed)

Who could better help the U.S. economy if elected? »

(4,189 votes - closed)

Is the United States in a depression? »

(3,215 votes - closed)

What is the single most important issue to you in the upcoming election? »

(6,737 votes - closed)

How similar do you think a McCain presidency would be to Bush's presidency? »

(8,939 votes - closed)

Do you think Barack Obama's "lipstick on a pig" comment was aimed at Sarah Palin? »

(2,855 votes - closed)

McCain now leads in national polls, but Obama leads in electoral votes. Who do you think will win? »

(2,538 votes - closed)

Are you sick of hearing about the U.S. presidential election? »

(9,256 votes - closed)

In retrospect, was Obama's choice of Biden for VP a mistake? »

(4,720 votes - closed)

If elected president, which candidate/party do you think would most help your personal financial situation? »

(4,499 votes - closed)

If you agreed with a presidential candidate on other issues, but not on the issue of abortion, could you still vote for that candidate? »

(8,850 votes - closed)

What did you think of Sen. John McCain's acceptance speech? »

(3,133 votes - closed)

What did you think of Sarah Palin's convention speech? »

(1,409 votes - closed)

What cartoon character would you like to see run for president? »

(1,851 votes - closed)

Should the pregnancy of VP nominee Sarah Palin's unmarried 17-year-old daughter be a campaign issue? »

(2,295 votes - closed)

Will McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for VP help or hurt his chances of getting elected? »

(6,221 votes - closed)

Will Obama's choice of Joe Biden for VP help or hurt his chances of getting elected? »

(3,208 votes - closed)

Are you signed up to get Barack Obama's text message announcing his VP nominee? »

(640 votes - closed)

If you thought an independent candidate could win the presidential election, would you vote for him/her? »

(9,791 votes - closed)

Do negative campaign ads ever have a positive effect? »

(1,677 votes - closed)

Is Obama's plan to give every working family in America a $1,000 energy rebate paid with the profits of oil companies a good idea? »

(2,066 votes - closed)

Do you think President Bush should be impeached? »

(144 votes - closed)

Do you think Obama's cancellation of his military hospital visit reflected a lack of respect for the injured soldiers? »

(2,311 votes - closed)

Do you think the media is unfairly favoring one of the major presidential candidates? »

(2,990 votes - closed)

Do you think the economy will start to get better within the first year of having a new president? »

(2,207 votes - closed)

Did you find the recent cover of the New Yorker, which depicts Obama in Muslim garb and his wife with a machine gun, offensive? »

(2,799 votes - closed)

Do you think military service makes someone better equipped to be commander-in-chief? »

(2,659 votes - closed)

Do you think a U.S. presidential candidate could win if he supported same-sex marriage? »

(2,268 votes - closed)

Do you think Barack Obama should choose Hillary Clinton as his running mate? »

(1,571 votes - closed)

If your favorite candidate employed dirty campaign tactics, would you still vote for him or her? »

(7,526 votes - closed)

Have you ever read a book by a pundit whose politics you disagree with? »

(6,791 votes - closed)

How similar do you think Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's political platforms are? »

(738 votes - closed)

What do you think of John Edwards' endorsement of Barack Obama? »

(901 votes - closed)

Do you think Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race given the fact that Barack Obama is leading with 1,859.5 delegates to her 1,697? »

(1,404 votes - closed)

How significant do you think Hillary Clinton's win over Barack Obama in Pennsylvania is? »

(1,534 votes - closed)

What do you think of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain asking Congress to suspend the 18.4 cent a gallon federal gas tax from Memorial Day until Labor Day to provide ''an immediate economic stimulus''?  »

(1,224 votes - closed)

What do you think of President Bush's statement that the senior commander in Iraq could "have all the time he needs" before further reducing troops? »

(1,272 votes - closed)

Do you support a Senate bill to allow victims of abusive lending who are facing foreclosures to stay in their homes while they work to repay their debt? »

(2,009 votes - closed)

What do you think of Hillary Clinton's call for a second stimulus package, including a $30 billion emergency housing fund, to help boost the ailing U.S. economy? »

(1,048 votes - closed)

Do you think Barack Obama's speech Tuesday will be successful in quieting the uproar over race and his former pastor's controversial statements? »

(1,372 votes - closed)

Do you think New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer should resign after being linked to a prostitution ring as part of a federal wiretap investigation? »

(1,781 votes - closed)

Do you think the Iraq war is to blame for the U.S.'s failing economy? »

(1,857 votes - closed)

Do you contribute to political campaigns? »

(1,475 votes - closed)

Will Ralph Nader's presidential bid hurt the chances for the Democrats? »

(2,803 votes - closed)

What do you think of the 28-mile "virtual fence" meant to halt illegal immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border that was approved Friday? »

(1,075 votes - closed)

Was it right for the United States to recognize Kosovo's independence from Serbia? »

(5,207 votes - closed)

Do you think John McCain's alleged affair with a lobbyist will affect his chances at being elected president? »

(1,016 votes - closed)

How do you think Fidel Castro's retirement will affect Cuba? »

(1,151 votes - closed)

What does President's Day mean to you? »

(1,145 votes - closed)

What do you think about the possibility of a Clinton-Obama or Obama-Clinton ticket? »

(1,156 votes - closed)

As a man, woman or person of color, how does your gender and/or ethnicity impact your vote? »

(2,037 votes - closed)

Are you pleased or disappointed with the Super Tuesday results? »

(1,383 votes - closed)

What's the best thing about President Bush's proposed $3.1 trillion 2009 budget? »

(1,279 votes - closed)

Sen. John McCain's eligibility for the office of president is being called into question because he was born in Panama. Do you think this should disqualify him? »

(1,067 votes - closed)

Do you think Barack Obama's name will hurt his chances in the general election? »

(1,765 votes - closed)

Do you think Barack Obama's name will hurt his chances in the general election? »

(57 votes - closed)

What do you think about the fact that Ralph Nader is exploring another run for president? »

(1,771 votes - closed)

Who is your pick for president? »

(11,426 votes - closed)

Have you ever voted for a candidate even though you thought they had no chance of winning? »

(7,687 votes - closed)

What do you think of the California Supreme Court ruling that employers can fire an employee who uses medical marijuana at home? »

(2,840 votes - closed)

With the $600 to $1,200 tax rebates from President Bush's economic stimulus package expected to be in the mail by spring, what will you do with the money? »

(2,063 votes - closed)

Do you consider a candidate's religion when deciding whether to support him or her? »

(2,253 votes - closed)

Do you think President Bush's economic stimulus package proposal that reportedly includes a $800 individual tax rebate is a good idea? »

(1,680 votes - closed)

Do you think Hillary Clinton's chances at the presidency are helped or hurt by the fact that she's a woman? »

(1,113 votes - closed)

President Bush has expressed confidence in his ability to get a Mideast peace agreement signed his last year in office. Do you have confidence in him? »

(892 votes - closed)

Are you surprised that Hillary Clinton beat out Barak Obama in the New Hampshire primary? »

(1,437 votes - closed)

Will you be voting in your state's presidential primary elections, or will you wait for the general election in November? »

(1,561 votes - closed)

Who do you think will win the U.S. Democratic nomination? »

(4,599 votes - closed)

What do you think of the United States' two-party system (Democrats and Republicans)? »

(1,435 votes - closed)

Will you be watching the Iowa caucus results? »

(635 votes - closed)

Do you think freezing subprime lending is the answer to the current mortgage crisis? »

(5,579 votes - closed)

Did Mitt Romney's speech on faith change your opinion of him? »

(477 votes - closed)

Have you already made up your mind who to vote for in the primary election? »

(5,969 votes - closed)

Do you think talk show host and presidential candidate Stephen Colbert poses a threat in the upcoming election? »

(1,435 votes - closed)

With a Nobel Prize to his name, is it time for Al Gore to run for president? »

(3,808 votes - closed)

Do you think Blackwater should leave Iraq? »

(3,804 votes - closed)

Do you think there will be lasting peace in the middle east in the next 50 years? »

(875 votes - closed)

Do you vote in the primary elections? »

(3,728 votes - closed)

Do you think the death penalty deters people from committing murder? »

(898 votes - closed)

Do you believe a gay or lesbian person could be elected U.S. president today? »

(722 votes - closed)

Would you be willing to pay more in taxes to improve roads, bridges and public structures? »

(797 votes - closed)

Do you believe the death penalty is fairly applied in the United States? »

(671 votes - closed)

Which punishment do you favor for people convicted of murder? »

(5,528 votes - closed)

Who in the Bush Administration will resign next? »

(302 votes - closed)

Should governments increase the use of surveillance cameras in public places to help reduce crime? »

(1,080 votes - closed)

Do you think the bathroom incident MSNBC host Tucker Carlson described constitutes gay bashing? »

(713 votes - closed)

What role should the government take to improve car fuel efficiency? »

(5,200 votes - closed)

Who would you most like (or least hate) to be stranded on a deserted island with? »

(4,383 votes - closed)

Do you think President Bush is doing a good job? »

(1,555 votes - closed)

Has the U.S. Government done enough to protect New Orleans from future hurricanes? »

(5,364 votes - closed)

Do you think the world would be a better place if more women were in positions of power? »

(5,215 votes - closed)

Do you believe a person of color could be elected U.S. president today? »

(4,680 votes - closed)

Is it morally acceptable for governments to sponsor gambling? »

(4,094 votes - closed)

Do you believe a woman could be elected U.S. president today? »

(5,522 votes - closed)

Do you support Affirmative Action? »

(6,167 votes - closed)

The words "In God We Trust" should be removed from American Currency. »

(5,621 votes - closed)

Wearing seat belts should be legally mandated. »

(5,411 votes - closed)

The US should institute a flat tax for all tax brackets. »

(5,166 votes - closed)

Will John McCain's presidential campaign last until the first primary? »

(2,938 votes - closed)

Should Al Gore run for president? »

(3,553 votes - closed)

Abortion should be illegal, except when the woman's life is in danger: »

(5,344 votes - closed)

The death penalty should be available for those convicted of heinous crimes: »

(4,932 votes - closed)

Was President Bush right to commute Lewis 'Scooter' Libby's prison sentence? »

(2,699 votes - closed)

The military should be given a timetable to leave Iraq. »

(2,630 votes - closed)

Do the religious beliefs of presidential candidates influence your vote? »

(3,991 votes - closed)

Do you trust the U.S. legal system to protect you against baseless claims? »

(4,118 votes - closed)

Law-abiding citizens should have more access to guns: »

(6,133 votes - closed)

Is the U.S. more or less safe than it was before 9/11? »

(2,978 votes - closed)

The United States should do more with its military power to fight terrorism around the world: »

(3,341 votes - closed)

Should illegal immigrants be prosecuted and deported? »

(4,578 votes - closed)

Do you believe Bush's Iraq troop surge plan will work? »

(2,637 votes - closed)

Who do you favor in the upcoming U.S. presidential race? »

(1,378 votes - closed)
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