Poll

Westmeath Examiner Polls

Please see below for all current polls on the Westmeath Examiner website. If you have already voted on any of our polls you may not be able to vote again.

Who are you voting for in today's presidential election?

Poll ended on the 26th October, 2018 and the results were:

Joan Freeman

2.3%

Peter Casey

36.4%

Michael D Higgins

56.8%

Sean Gallagher

4.5%

Liadh Ní Riada

0%

Gavin Duffy

0%

The referendum on the 8th Amendment is fast approaching. How will you vote?

Poll ended on the 14th May, 2018 and the results were:

Yes

58.7%

No

28.3%

I don't know

13.0%

I won't be voting

0%

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Poll ended on the 22nd May, 2016 and the results were:

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100.0%

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0.0%

Will they form a government soon?

Poll ended on the 11th May, 2016 and the results were:

They seem to be nearly there now. At last

77.8%

Still impossible to call it, I think

22.2%

Will FG and FF go into government together?

Poll ended on the 12th April, 2016 and the results were:

Yes, it's inevitable

43.5%

No, it's not in their interests

56.5%

Do you think MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) should be allowed continue as a sport?

Poll ended on the 19th April, 2016 and the results were:

No, it's a thug's game

47.2%

Yes, but more rules need to be introduced to regulate the game

52.8%

Will there be another general election this year?

Poll ended on the 6th April, 2016 and the results were:

Yes, looks that way

59.7%

No, I don't think so

40.3%

With just days to go, who will you be voting for on Friday?

Poll ended on the 26th February, 2016 and the results were:

Fine Gael

23.5%

Labour

8.0%

Fianna Fail

24.0%

Sinn Fein

20.5%

Independent Alliance

17.0%

Other

7.0%

Who do you think will top the poll in Longford Westmeath?

Poll ended on the 22nd February, 2016 and the results were:

FF

46.2%

FG

18.3%

SF

14.4%

Labour

18.3%

An independent

2.9%

Do you think Enda Kenny will call the election next Tuesday?

Poll ended on the 2nd February, 2016 and the results were:

Yes, he can't leave it longer than that

42.9%

No, he will keep pushing it back

57.1%

How will you vote in the forthcoming general election?

Poll ended on the 19th January, 2016 and the results were:

Fine Gael

25.7%

Labour

11.4%

Fianna Fáil

17.1%

Sinn Féin

20.0%

Independent

20.0%

Other (Anti-Austerity, Green, Direct Democracy, NCM)

5.7%

Will you keep your new year resolutions in 2016?

Poll ended on the 12th January, 2016 and the results were:

Yes, I always do

14.7%

I'd love to but I probably won't!

20.6%

I haven't made any

64.7%

Do most people spend too much at Christmas?

Poll ended on the 23rd December, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, it's not necessary

84.6%

No, it's nice to buy gifts for loved ones

15.4%

Would you wear a poppy?

Poll ended on the 14th November, 2015 and the results were:

Yes

63.3%

No

33.3%

Don't know

3.3%

What do you think of the new '1916 chocolate bar'?

Poll ended on the 10th November, 2015 and the results were:

That's not right

66.7%

Fair enough, it's a chance to make some money for someone

33.3%

Should the Westmeath MHC final be played?

Poll ended on the 27th October, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, of course

65.0%

No, the situation is a bit ridiculous now

35.0%

Was Budget 2016 good for you?

Poll ended on the 20th October, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, I'm happy enough

23.3%

No, I still have to pay too much in tax and other costs

76.7%

Should we have bank holiday for the 1916 commemoration?

Poll ended on the 13th October, 2015 and the results were:

Yes!

68.0%

No

32.0%

Government to announce €27bn spend on infrastructure: agree/disagree?

Poll ended on the 6th October, 2015 and the results were:

Great news, that sort of spending will create jobs

23.1%

Yeah, right! There must be an election soon

76.9%

Ireland is to accept 4,000 refugees: will you welcome them?

Poll ended on the 15th September, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, it's our duty

39.2%

No, we won't be able to cope with that number

60.8%

Michael Fingleton has justified his €27.6m pension pot, saying he managed it himself...

Poll ended on the 7th September, 2015 and the results were:

Fair enough so

16.0%

It's an outrage no matter how you look at it

84.0%

Should Europe do more to help refrugees?

Poll ended on the 1st September, 2015 and the results were:

This is one of the richest parts of the world - we can

39.3%

There is little we can do for them here - we should help in their home countries

60.7%

Who do you intend to vote for in the next general election?

Poll ended on the 25th August, 2015 and the results were:

Fine Gael

26.4%

Fianna Fáil

22.6%

Sinn Féin

15.1%

Independent/others

22.6%

Don't know yet

13.2%

Is there too much fuss about the Leaving Cert each year?

Poll ended on the 17th August, 2015 and the results were:

No, it's a very important stage in a young person's lif

53.8%

Yes, in the long run, it hardly matters

46.2%

What do you make of the summer of 2015?

Poll ended on the 11th August, 2015 and the results were:

Ah shure lookit! What can you expect?

25.9%

Don't mind, I'm saving on suncream and sunglasses

14.8%

Ah here! I'm sick of it, but what can I do?

59.3%

I'm away on me holidays!

0%

Independents are polling well, do you fancy their chances?

Poll ended on the 31st July, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, we're fed up with party politics

60.0%

No, we still depend on the big parties to get things done

40.0%

So, Westmeath or Fermanagh?

Poll ended on the 25th July, 2015 and the results were:

Westmeath. Of course. Kerry next!

28.6%

Westmeath. Probably. Won't be easy

28.6%

I'm not going to get too cocky at this stage...

42.9%

Are you looking forward to the qualifiers now?

Poll ended on the 21st July, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, they did what they could against Dublin

21.7%

Yes, we have a good chance against Fermanagh

65.2%

No, the back door is not the same

13.0%

Are back to school costs too high?

Poll ended on the 14th July, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, uniforms and books are crazy prices

79.2%

Yes, but there are exchange systems around to help out

4.2%

No, you have to pay for decent quality

16.7%

Should Greece have its debt written off?

Poll ended on the 30th June, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, because that would help Ireland too

40.0%

No, because everyone should pay what they owe

60.0%

Should welfare payments be via An Post or the banks?

Poll ended on the 23rd June, 2015 and the results were:

An Post, no question!

69.7%

The banks are far handier.

30.3%

Will we have a good summer?

Poll ended on the 16th June, 2015 and the results were:

We will this year. I'm sure of it

52.4%

Good weather, in Ireland? Hah! You're joking

47.6%

It's Leaving Cert time: will we get good weather now?

Poll ended on the 9th June, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, of course. Guaranteed when the exams start

60.0%

Doesn't look promising from here...

40.0%

Are you happy with the result of the Marriage Referendum?

Poll ended on the 29th May, 2015 and the results were:

Yes

53.7%

No

39.0%

Not interested

7.3%

How do you plan vote in the Marriage Referendum?

Poll ended on the 21st May, 2015 and the results were:

Yes

47.7%

No

52.3%

Would you give a postmaster your vote?

Poll ended on the 12th May, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, I'd trust a postmaster more than any politician

34.4%

No, they have no experience in politics

65.6%

We keep hearing that the economy is improving...

Poll ended on the 28th April, 2015 and the results were:

Not from where I am, no sign of it here

57.1%

Yes, slowly, but there are positive signs

42.9%

How will you vote in the same-sex marriage referendum?

Poll ended on the 21st April, 2015 and the results were:

Yes!

48.6%

No!

33.3%

Don't care!

8.3%

I never vote - what's the point!

9.7%

Garth Brooks has reportedly said he'd like to play Ireland at the end of his world tour to make it up to fans over the Croke Park debacle. Would you go?

Poll ended on the 15th April, 2015 and the results were:

I'd be there like a shot!

20.0%

Not if you paid me!

40.0%

I'm so sick of Garth Brooks!

35.0%

It's all just rumours and lies!

5.0%

The council has sent tenants' details to Irish Water: agree/disagree?

Poll ended on the 7th April, 2015 and the results were:

Agree, it's fair enough, we all have to pay

46.5%

Disagree, that's not how this should be handled

53.5%

Irish Water plan to deduct unpaid bills from wages and welfare...

Poll ended on the 31st March, 2015 and the results were:

That's an outrage!

52.6%

Fair enough, we all have to pay

31.6%

We have to pay, but that's not the way to do it

15.8%

Where now for the Westmeath senior footballers?

Poll ended on the 20th March, 2015 and the results were:

The Down game was minor blip

4.2%

Don't worry about the league, it's all about the championship

12.5%

Not so sure, not looking forward to Louth in May

83.3%

The 'Yes' campaign for May's Marriage Equality Referendum was officially launched this week in Dublin. How will you be voting?

Poll ended on the 15th March, 2015 and the results were:

Yes.

58.1%

No.

35.5%

Undecided.

6.5%

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he his worth his €185k pay

Poll ended on the 10th March, 2015 and the results were:

Every penny, he's doing a fine job

17.6%

Not even the half of it, they're ruining the country

43.1%

I'd do the job for €50k a year, and be happy about it

39.2%

The wealth gap: do you think the rich are getting richer

Poll ended on the 3rd March, 2015 and the results were:

In my experience, yes

87.1%

No, we're all doing better now

12.9%

The M50 speed limit could be reduced to 60kmh in part...

Poll ended on the 24th February, 2015 and the results were:

Good idea, we drive too fast on the motorways anyway

28.1%

Crazy idea, we'd never get where we're going

43.8%

Whose idea was this?

28.1%

What's your feeling about the arrest of Dublin TD Paul Murphy and others on foot of the Jobstown protests?

Poll ended on the 16th February, 2015 and the results were:

Completely justified

26.4%

I really don't care

9.2%

A little excessive

14.9%

Outrageous. Political policing!

49.4%

What are Westmeath's chances of beating Galway this weekend?

Poll ended on the 8th February, 2015 and the results were:

Good, I'm confident

25.0%

Not so sure

25.0%

Haven't a hope, I'm afraid

50.0%

The government is considering lifting the Good Friday pub ban. Should they do it?

Poll ended on the 5th February, 2015 and the results were:

Yes, it's an antiquated law.

33.3%

No, it's one of the most important days in the Christian calendar.

31.5%

No, we have a big enough problem with alcohol already.

25.9%

Don't care either way.

9.3%

What now for Irish Water?

Poll ended on the 30th January, 2015 and the results were:

That's the end of it - the government will have to abol

41.4%

Same old, same old - we, the people, will still have to pay

58.6%

How are you coping with the cold weather?

Poll ended on the 22nd January, 2015 and the results were:

Love it - the crisp, clean air is healthy

77.4%

Hate it - I just can't get warmed up!

22.6%

With the dreaded losing streak behind them, how will Westmeath do in the Allianz NFL?

Poll ended on the 19th January, 2015 and the results were:

They'll win it outright

4.0%

They'll be promoted

28.0%

They'll just about survive

52.0%

Relegation afoot!

16.0%

Have you started a 2015 diet? How's it going?

Poll ended on the 13th January, 2015 and the results were:

Great, feeling better by the day

21.4%

Not so good, starting (again) tomorrow

78.6%

Will you make a new year resolution?

Poll ended on the 6th January, 2015 and the results were:

No, I'm already perfect

34.8%

Yes, there's always room for improvement

65.2%

Happy Christmas!

Poll ended on the 30th December, 2014 and the results were:

Thanks, same to you

88.9%

Bah! Humbug!

11.1%

Do you think we spend too much on Christmas?

Poll ended on the 24th December, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it's worth it!

29.7%

No, people go crazy spending!

70.3%

Will the water protests achieve a result?

Poll ended on the 16th December, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, the government will listen

33.3%

No, they've already decided what's going to happen

66.7%

Water charges: should every residence get a "€100 water conservation grant"?

Poll ended on the 9th December, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, we're all entitled to it

50.0%

No, no charges, no grant, no way, no pay

50.0%

New garda commissioner: will she address the shortcomings of the force?

Poll ended on the 2nd December, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, new face, new opportunity

52.6%

No, old face, we've been there already

47.4%

Water charges: will you accept any level?

Poll ended on the 25th November, 2014 and the results were:

No, we pay enough tax already

79.1%

Yes, a fair level - other countries have water charges, so should we

20.9%

Does the Junior Cert need to be reformed?

Poll ended on the 18th November, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it's out of date and doesn't serve today's student

41.7%

No, it works just fine: if it's not broken, don't fix it

58.3%

The board of Irish Water should resign

Poll ended on the 11th November, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, someone has to take responsibility for the mess

73.6%

No, they are doing their best in difficult circumstances

26.4%

Farmers are protesting against low beef prices:

Poll ended on the 4th November, 2014 and the results were:

Good on them, it's time they were paid a fair share

56.7%

Farmers are always protesting: they have enough as it is

43.3%

Is it fair to charge smokers €10 for a packet of cigarettes?

Poll ended on the 21st October, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, they have to pay for the associated health costs

62.7%

No, it's always the smokers, the drinkers and the motorists that have to pay

37.3%

Budget 2015: how should the government spend the available funds?

Poll ended on the 14th October, 2014 and the results were:

Lower income tax for lower earners

72.7%

Lower income tax for higher earners

4.5%

More assistance for small businesses

18.2%

More money into housing

0%

More money into social welfare

4.5%

Who's to blame for the Fine Gael - John McNulty debacle?

Poll ended on the 7th October, 2014 and the results were:

Enda Kenny

38.1%

Heather Humphreys

0.0%

John McNulty

0%

Fine Gael National Executive

0%

All of the above

28.6%

I don't care - there are more important things

33.3%

The government should give information in plain English, say the National Adult Literacy Agency

Poll ended on the 1st October, 2014 and the results were:

I agree: I can't make head or tail of some of their let

95.2%

Don't agree: I just don't read their letters!

4.8%

Roy Keane's beard: cool/uncool?

Poll ended on the 25th September, 2014 and the results were:

Cool. It has luxury in depth

25.0%

Uncool. Too much hair there, Roy

75.0%

Who will be this year's All-Ireland champions?

Poll ended on the 21st September, 2014 and the results were:

Kerry

28.6%

Donegal

71.4%

How will Scotland vote?

Poll ended on the 19th September, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

32.3%

No

67.7%

Is Phil Hogan the right man for us in Europe?

Poll ended on the 16th September, 2014 and the results were:

He is, of course. Hon Big Phil!

8.3%

No way, there has to be someone better

91.7%

Do you think the government will cut our taxes in Budget 2014?

Poll ended on the 9th September, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, things are definitely picking up in the economy

28.6%

No, they only ever put taxes up

71.4%

Can the Donegal defence foil Dublin?

Poll ended on the 31st August, 2014 and the results were:

Not a chance! C'mon the Dubs!

42.9%

Donegal are the men to do it!

57.1%

Will you take in some heritage in Heritage Week?

Poll ended on the 26th August, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, Westmeath has so much to offer

61.5%

No, I'm not interested

38.5%

Leaving Cert time! Are your school days the best days of your life?

Poll ended on the 18th August, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it's all downhill from there!

20.8%

No, it just gets better and better once you've left school

79.2%

ESRI says house prices 27% below real value: agree/disagree

Poll ended on the 12th August, 2014 and the results were:

Disagree - no sign of that where I live

53.8%

Agree - I'm looking forward to cashing in!

46.2%

One of the richest men in the world says we should have a three-day working week: agree/disagree?

Poll ended on the 6th August, 2014 and the results were:

Great idea

46.2%

Terrible idea

2.6%

Great idea - if you're the richest man in the world

51.3%

Today's Irish Times asks: Low turnout undermines democracy: should we be forced to vote? Your view?

Poll ended on the 30th July, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

53.8%

No

46.2%

Do you agree with the nomination of Phil Hogan as EU commissioner?

Poll ended on the 22nd July, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

15.6%

No

84.4%

Mullingar is to get better broadband - will it make any difference to you?

Poll ended on the 9th July, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, I need to be up to speed

54.1%

No, I live in the real world

45.9%

Ireland topped the 'Good Country Index' - do you think we should have?

Poll ended on the 2nd July, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, we're not just good. We're great

34.5%

No, it's not as simple as that

65.5%

How do you rate the standard of football at the World Cup so far?

Poll ended on the 24th June, 2014 and the results were:

Great, plenty of attacking football and goals.

53.3%

So, so. For every good game that excites, there's a bad one to bore you.

33.3%

Bad. Overpaid prima donnas fail to live up to the hype.

13.3%

Should FIFA president Sepp Blatter go?

Poll ended on the 18th June, 2014 and the results were:

No, he's great craic!

8.8%

Yes, the situation is ridiculous now

91.2%

Who do you think should lead the Labour Party?

Poll ended on the 11th June, 2014 and the results were:

Joan Burton

61.5%

Alex White

38.5%

The World Cup approaches: who will win it?

Poll ended on the 9th June, 2014 and the results were:

Germany

30.0%

Spain

20.0%

Argentina

15.0%

Brazil

20.0%

Other

15.0%

Do you think SF will be in government after the next general election?

Poll ended on the 3rd June, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

39.0%

No

61.0%

Are you interested in the European Parliament elections?

Poll ended on the 27th May, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it's important we have someone fighting our corner

80.6%

No, Europe is irrelevant to me

19.4%

Will you vote on Friday 23rd?

Poll ended on the 20th May, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, I want to exercise my democratic right

92.1%

No, I have no interest in politics; it makes no difference

7.9%

Will having to pay water charges mean you use less water?

Poll ended on the 13th May, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

68.4%

No

31.6%

Election posters: a symbol of democracy or a blight on the landscape?

Poll ended on the 5th May, 2014 and the results were:

Symbol of democracy, leave them be

25.7%

Blight on the landscape, get rid!

74.3%

The government wants the British royals to be invited here for the 1916 centenary commemorations. Do you agree with this?

Poll ended on the 29th April, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it's time to move on

46.2%

No! It's not about them

53.8%

What happened in 1916?

0%

Will Liverpool FC hold their nerve to claim a first league title in 24 years?

Poll ended on the 22nd April, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, they have the momentum.

68.8%

No, they'll bottle it.

6.3%

If they beat Chelsea, it's their's.

25.0%

Should Mullingar have an elected mayor?

Poll ended on the 15th April, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

44.1%

No

55.9%

Sky TV and the GAA - a match made in heaven?

Poll ended on the 8th April, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, they would be perfect together

24.6%

No, let's keep our feet on the ground

75.4%

Martin Callinan has resigned as garda commissioner - should Minister Alan Shatter resign too?

Poll ended on the 1st April, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

83.9%

No

16.1%

Kerry come to Cusack Park in the NFL on Sunday week. Can we grind out a result?

Poll ended on the 25th March, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, Kerry are no great shakes in the league

27.6%

No, we haven't a hope

72.4%

Should the council build a skate park in Mullingar Town Park?

Poll ended on the 18th March, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it's central and there's plenty of space there

45.5%

No, there are better things to spend money on

54.5%

Is there a serious dog fouling problem in Mullingar?

Poll ended on the 6th March, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, it is terrible.

70.8%

No, not at all.

8.3%

It's no better or worse than other towns.

20.8%

The Senate is to invite Pope Francis to Ireland. Would you go and see him?

Poll ended on the 26th February, 2014 and the results were:

Yes.

47.4%

No.

40.4%

Couldn't give a damn.

12.3%

Do you think Fianna Fáil have redeemed themselves sufficiently to win your vote?

Poll ended on the 18th February, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, they've cleared house and started afresh

22.2%

No, not a chance

55.6%

Political parties... they're all the same

22.2%

Facebook is 10 years old; will it still be around in 10 years' time?

Poll ended on the 11th February, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

28.9%

No

65.8%

Don't know

5.3%

Westmeath footballers' league campaign is about to start... will we still be in Division 1 come April?

Poll ended on the 4th February, 2014 and the results were:

Yes

51.3%

No

48.7%

Given recent controversy, will you give less to charity now?

Poll ended on the 29th January, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, I don't know who to trust

68.0%

No, I'm still committed to my favourite ones

32.0%

Would you vote for the new party, National Independent Party (Nip)?

Poll ended on the 21st January, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, I'm fed up with FF, FG and the rest

33.3%

No, better the divil you know

66.7%

Now we're out of the bailout, are you optimistic about the economy?

Poll ended on the 14th January, 2014 and the results were:

Yes, we're looking good

29.7%

No, I still have debts and not enough money

70.3%

Did you make a new year resolution?

Poll ended on the 7th January, 2014 and the results were:

Yes. So far so good :)

21.4%

Yes. I've broken it already :(

7.1%

No. No point!

71.4%

Traditional or fancy for Christmas dinner?

Poll ended on the 26th December, 2013 and the results were:

Turkey and ham are hard to beat

80.5%

I'm already sick of turkey

19.5%

The BBC has been criticised for providing too much coverage of the Nelson Mandela story: do you think there has been too much?

Poll ended on the 17th December, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

60.0%

No

40.0%

Would you like to see the council take full control of Mullingar Arts Centre?

Poll ended on the 10th December, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

9.1%

No

90.9%

Are you afraid the lights will be off at Christmas (ESB strike)?

Poll ended on the 3rd December, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, the situation seems to be getting serious

41.7%

No, it's all brinksmanship

58.3%

Christmas is getting closer - will you spend more this year than last year?

Poll ended on the 26th November, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, I feel more secure about what's ahead

30.8%

No, I'm worried about money and want to make sure I have enough

69.2%

The government is giving parents a say on school uniforms? Are uniforms a good or bad thing?

Poll ended on the 19th November, 2013 and the results were:

Good, especially if available in large retail outlets.

71.9%

Bad, they stifle individuality.

12.5%

There are pros and cons to the issue.

15.6%

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane: dream team or match made in hell?

Poll ended on the 9th November, 2013 and the results were:

Dream team - Euro 16 here we come !

41.7%

Match made in hell, duo to crash and burn.

33.3%

Don't care.

25.0%

Do you agree with government policy on alcohol pricing?

Poll ended on the 29th October, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, it will help end alcohol abuse

33.3%

No, people will still drink too much

66.7%

Last week you voted for job creation measures in the budget (78.1%) - are you happy this week?

Poll ended on the 22nd October, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, ministers are doing the right thing to help the ec

26.9%

No, they're still cutting too much and not helping small businesses enough

73.1%

What should the finance minister prioritise in the budget?

Poll ended on the 15th October, 2013 and the results were:

Job creation

78.1%

Healthcare

6.3%

Social welfare

3.1%

Education

9.4%

Older citizens

3.1%

Do you intend to vote in the referenda this week?

Poll ended on the 4th October, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, voting is an important responsibility

66.7%

No, our votes make no difference to what happens

33.3%

Met Éireann says summer temperatures will rise by two degrees on average by 2050

Poll ended on the 1st October, 2013 and the results were:

I accept global warming as fact

14.3%

I think the global warming theory is another way of keeping us under control

71.4%

I would welcome warmer summers, whatever the cause!

14.3%

Will you vote to abolish the Seanad?

Poll ended on the 24th September, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

47.7%

No

47.7%

I won't vote

4.5%

The Junior Cert - good or bad?

Poll ended on the 17th September, 2013 and the results were:

Good, it's a marker for what comes next

76.5%

Bad, it's a waste of time that means little

23.5%

Should smacking children be made illegal?

Poll ended on the 10th September, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, it’s an outrage in this day and age

25.5%

No, I was smacked as a child and it did me no harm

74.5%

Should FF and FG join forces?

Poll ended on the 3rd September, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, their policies are the same anyway

50.0%

No, who'd be the opposition then?

50.0%

Will you go to see the 1D movie?

Poll ended on the 27th August, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, can't wait!

39.4%

What's 1D?

60.6%

Should Pat Flanagan be given another year as Westmeath senior football manager?

Poll ended on the 19th August, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, he got us to Division 1, he deserves it

32.1%

No, it's time for a new voice in the dressing room

67.9%

The Leaving results are out - are your schooldays the best days?

Poll ended on the 14th August, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, I remember them well!

33.3%

Yes, I'm still enjoying them

0.0%

No, life keeps getting better and better

66.7%

M&S has closed, but are you confident in the future of Mullingar?

Poll ended on the 12th August, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, our town is a great town!

35.8%

No, I'm worried about how things are going.

64.2%

Do you think rail workers should strike in support of Dublin Bus drivers?

Poll ended on the 8th August, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, they have a good cause

10.0%

No, they get enough money as it is

90.0%

President Michael D Higgins has signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013. Do you agree with this?

Poll ended on the 2nd August, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

57.4%

No

42.6%

Last week, ratings agency Standard & Poor's raised their outlook on Irish government debt to positive. Are you feeling any more positive about the economy?

Poll ended on the 22nd July, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, it's improving

12.0%

No, I'm still feeling the pinch

88.0%

What’s the best way to cool off in this weather?

Poll ended on the 13th July, 2013 and the results were:

Ice cream

16.7%

Something cold and fizzy

25.0%

Something cold and beery

33.3%

Hard to beat Adam's Ale!

25.0%

Should we get a day off when it reaches 30 degrees Celsius?

Poll ended on the 11th July, 2013 and the results were:

Yes!

50.0%

Yes!

16.7%

Yes!

22.2%

"NO!" - The Boss

11.1%

Should Ireland offer Edward Snowden asylum?

Poll ended on the 9th July, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, he deserves help

38.8%

No, he's no friend of ours

30.6%

No, our government would hand him over to the US

30.6%

What would you do with former management of Anglo bank?

Poll ended on the 2nd July, 2013 and the results were:

Jail them

85.4%

Give them a chance, let them explain everything in a tribunal

14.6%

Is the G8 worth the time and hassle?

Poll ended on the 25th June, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, they're important people making important decision

30.0%

No, it's just an expensive talking shop

70.0%

Do you agree with the government's proposed legislation on abortion?

Poll ended on the 17th June, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

69.7%

No

30.3%

Don't know

0%

Should Seanad Éireann be abolished?

Poll ended on the 10th June, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

42.2%

No

8.9%

No, it needs to be reformed though

48.9%

Does the weather always improve when the exams are starting?

Poll ended on the 6th June, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, I remember those days stuck inside with the books

57.1%

Yes, I am stuck inside with the books!

7.1%

Yes, we should spread the exams out over three months!

7.1%

Good luck to all the students starting exams this week

28.6%

Can Westmeath take down the Dubs at Croker on Saturday?

Poll ended on the 1st June, 2013 and the results were:

Absolutely, it's meant to be

44.2%

We haven't a hope

46.5%

My money's on a draw

9.3%

Do you think Alan Shatter should resign over his use of confidential Garda information to mount a political attack on Mick Wallace?

Poll ended on the 27th May, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, he's a disgrace

57.6%

No, he was right

15.3%

This goes beyond Shatter

13.6%

I don't care. The Dáil's a farce

13.6%

Should the Government give in to demands of bus drivers?

Poll ended on the 20th May, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, it's a difficult job

14.3%

No, they're holding the country to ransom

75.0%

I don't care, I don't use buses

10.7%

Do you use social media at work?

Poll ended on the 14th May, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, Twitter

1.9%

Yes, Facebook

34.6%

Yes, both, and others too

34.6%

No, give me pen and paper

28.8%

Will Ireland improve under Joe Schmidt?

Poll ended on the 7th May, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, look what he did with Leinster

42.9%

Yes, he learned the ropes in Mullingar

31.4%

No, the golden generation are past their best

14.3%

I don't like rugby!

11.4%

More tax or more cuts in government services?

Poll ended on the 29th April, 2013 and the results were:

No more! Of either!

39.1%

Higher taxes are bad for the economy

8.7%

More cutbacks are bad for my family

0%

Cut the government!

52.2%

Emigration: would you move to get a job?

Poll ended on the 20th April, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, I need the work

33.3%

Yes, I fancy going abroad for a while

25.0%

No, I like the comforts of home

8.3%

No, Ireland should be able to provide for its people

33.3%

Do you think North Korea will attack the US?

Poll ended on the 10th April, 2013 and the results were:

No, it's all bluster

40.0%

They might, I hope not

40.0%

It's WW III

5.7%

Uncle Sam won't have it

14.3%

Banks in Cyprus are closed: if it happened here, what would you do?

Poll ended on the 3rd April, 2013 and the results were:

Nothing, I owe the bank more than I’ve got

45.5%

Camp on their doorstep and demand what’s mine

30.3%

Leave the country

9.1%

Leave it out – that won’t happen in Ireland

15.2%

President Obama says Enda Kenny has shown 'great leadership' in difficult times

Poll ended on the 27th March, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, I like Enda

27.4%

No, he's got it wrong

33.9%

Mixed bag - 50/50 at best

38.7%

Micheál Martin would be better

0%

Is the Revenue property tax site confusing?

Poll ended on the 20th March, 2013 and the results were:

Can't get my head around it

33.3%

Seems straightforward to me

29.2%

I don't intend to pay the property tax

37.5%

Do you think Westmeath's table-topping senior footballers can win Division 2?

Poll ended on the 11th March, 2013 and the results were:

Yes

83.7%

No

16.3%

Out of the main frontrunners, who do you think should be the next Pope?

Poll ended on the 4th March, 2013 and the results were:

Cardinal Peter Turkson (Ghana)

20.7%

Archbishop Angelo Scola (Italy)

3.4%

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (Italy)

6.9%

Cardinal Marc Ouellet (Canada)

27.6%

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri (Argentina)

3.4%

I have no opinion

37.9%

Do you think more of An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD following his speech in the Dáil yesterday?

Poll ended on the 27th February, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, he was sincere

38.6%

No, he's a politician

43.2%

I still think the same of him

18.2%

Windfarms in the midlands?

Poll ended on the 20th February, 2013 and the results were:

Yes, lots of work for us

22.0%

No, they will affect our property and quality of life

69.2%

Not sure, the jury's still out

8.8%

What would you do with the IDA site in Mullingar?

Poll ended on the 13th February, 2013 and the results were:

Turn it back to green fields

20.8%

Build a running track on it

12.5%

Put good value homes on it

4.2%

Put businesses on it and create jobs!

62.5%

How do you feel about your garda station closing today?

Poll ended on the 7th February, 2013 and the results were:

Angry

60.0%

Pleased

8.0%

Indifferent

32.0%

Fracking: yes or no? (see story on our home page)

Poll ended on the 18th January, 2013 and the results were:

Not yet, it is unproven technology

11.1%

No, not in our lovely green island

61.1%

Yes, we need the energy

16.7%

Yes, think of the jobs it will bring

11.1%

Where will you be for Christmas dinner?

Poll ended on the 25th December, 2012 and the results were:

At home, no place like home

71.4%

Abroad this year, unfortunately

7.1%

I'll be working when you're eating!

0%

Other

21.4%

Has the garda presence where you live changed?

Poll ended on the 19th December, 2012 and the results were:

Yes, more patrols

7.7%

Yes, fewer patrols

7.7%

No, I see garda a lot round our way

7.7%

No, I hardly ever see garda round our way

76.9%

Will you do your Christmas shopping in Mullingar this year?

Poll ended on the 12th December, 2012 and the results were:

Yes, because it's good value

16.7%

Yes, because I like to 'shop local'

38.9%

No, because it's too expensive

22.2%

No, because I like the shops elsewhere

22.2%

Would you 'e-work' in Mullingar?

Poll ended on the 3rd December, 2012 and the results were:

Yes, I hate commuting

90.0%

No, it's too close to home

10.0%

How will you vote in this Saturday's referendum?

Poll ended on the 10th November, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

35.7%

No

57.1%

I won't vote

7.1%

The children's referendum: do you know enough to vote either way?

Poll ended on the 6th November, 2012 and the results were:

I do, I'm aware of the arguments for and against

25.0%

I could do with a bit more guidance...

33.3%

The what referendum?

41.7%

If there was a general election this week, how would you vote?

Poll ended on the 31st October, 2012 and the results were:

Fine Gael

5.9%

Fianna Fail

35.3%

Labour

5.9%

Sinn Féin

11.8%

None of the above

41.2%

Who would get your first preference today?

Poll ended on the 31st October, 2012 and the results were:

Fine Gael

25.0%

Fianna Fáil

50.0%

Labour

25.0%

Sinn Féin

0%

Other

0%

Who will win Sunday's Westmeath senior football final replay?

Poll ended on the 28th October, 2012 and the results were:

Mullingar Shamrocks

75.0%

Garrycastle

25.0%

Will losing Mullingar Town Council matter?

Poll ended on the 24th October, 2012 and the results were:

Yes, it is a useful forum for debate

6.3%

No, it is a waste of public money

93.8%

Should Trapp go?

Poll ended on the 17th October, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

62.5%

No

37.5%

The Government is looking at a reduction in child benefit rates. What should be done with it?

Poll ended on the 8th October, 2012 and the results were:

It should be cut across the board

11.4%

It should be means tested

43.2%

Leave it alone - not one cent should be cut

45.5%

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern gave back €14,600 of his €83,300 pension last year

Poll ended on the 2nd October, 2012 and the results were:

Thanks Bertie, you're too good

0.0%

Thanks Bertie, we'll spend it wisely

50.0%

Thanks Bertie, you shouldn't have

0%

And after all you did for this country, Bertie

50.0%

Galway or Kilkenny?

Poll ended on the 30th September, 2012 and the results were:

Kilkenny - Galway had their chance last time

0.0%

Galway - the west is best

0.0%

The Cats will get the cream

0%

Westmeath. Next time, just you wait

100.0%

California is to permit self-driving cars

Poll ended on the 29th September, 2012 and the results were:

That would drive me crazy

26.9%

It would drive me to drink. Literally

15.4%

A handy way to get home though

46.2%

Will it be a smart car?

11.5%

As fuel prices are so high, would you consider alternative transport?

Poll ended on the 26th September, 2012 and the results were:

Yep, I'm on my bike

40.0%

It's Shank's Mare for me

32.0%

I'm going nowhere

4.0%

Bring back the horse and cart

16.0%

I just pay up and don't think about it

8.0%

Do you agree Columb Barracks could be a concert venue?

Poll ended on the 19th September, 2012 and the results were:

Yes, I can imagine Leonard Cohen performing there

26.2%

Yes, One Direction would pack the place!

26.2%

No, it would be better as a college

38.1%

No, I want a park there

9.5%

Are you happy with your broadband service?

Poll ended on the 11th September, 2012 and the results were:

Yes, top speed

21.4%

It's ok, we can manage

28.6%

Broadband, what's that?

35.7%

Minister Rabbitte is sorting it for us...

14.3%

Who should take Westmeath's senior footballers into 2013?

Poll ended on the 5th September, 2012 and the results were:

Pat Flanagan

40.0%

Des Dolan Snr

35.0%

Finbar Egan

5.0%

Other

20.0%

How will Westmeath do against Kerry?

Poll ended on the 22nd July, 2012 and the results were:

We'll show them!

22.2%

We're at home - we have the advantage

11.1%

We're on the way up, they're on the way down

11.1%

You can never underestimate Kerry

55.6%

What sports are you most looking forward to seeing in the Olympics?

Poll ended on the 14th July, 2012 and the results were:

Swimming

14.3%

Boxing

28.6%

Athletics

42.9%

Equestrian events

14.3%

Football

0%

Cycling

0%

What do you make of Niall Horan's comments at Dublin Airport earlier this week?

Poll ended on the 9th July, 2012 and the results were:

That's no way to speak to a lady, Niall

61.5%

Your mother wouldn't like it, Niall

15.4%

It was just a slip of the tongue

0%

It was just a bit of craic - that's how we are in

23.1%

Has Irish summer weather got worse since you were young?

Poll ended on the 6th July, 2012 and the results were:

It's the same as it ever was

7.7%

It's worse than it used to be

84.6%

It has improved

0%

Not sure

7.7%

Has the property market in Ireland bottomed out?

Poll ended on the 3rd July, 2012 and the results were:

Yes, the only way is up

22.7%

No, I'm holding out for better value

50.0%

I'd buy, if I had the money

4.5%

The banks won't help me

13.6%

I have my house and I"m happy with it

9.1%

How do you rate our performance in the Euros?

Poll ended on the 22nd June, 2012 and the results were:

Middling

8.3%

Terrible

58.3%

We did as well as we could

25.0%

Bring on the World Cup!

8.3%

How will we do in Euro 2012?

Poll ended on the 16th June, 2012 and the results were:

Group stages only

82.4%

Quarter-finals

8.8%

Semi-finals

0%

The final!

8.8%

Facebook floats on the stock market tomorrow - would you buy shares?

Poll ended on the 19th May, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

0.0%

No

16.7%

Facebook is over-valued.

66.7%

Facebook will come to a sad end.

16.7%

Mark Zuckerberg has a plan to keep it viable.

0%

How do you intend to vote in the Fiscal Treaty referendum?

Poll ended on the 15th May, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

52.8%

No

36.1%

Don't know

0%

I won't vote

11.1%

Is dog poo is a problem on the streets and paths of Mullingar? See this week's Westmeath Examiner, Wednesday 9 May

Poll ended on the 8th May, 2012 and the results were:

Yes, it's disgusting.

46.4%

No, I haven't noticed.

7.1%

Owners should clean it up.

42.9%

The council should clean it up.

3.6%

Should Cardinal Sean Brady resign?

Poll ended on the 3rd May, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

88.9%

No

11.1%

Not sure

0%

Have you paid the Household Charge?

Poll ended on the 23rd April, 2012 and the results were:

Yes

33.3%

No

66.7%

Vote for your Westmeath Examiner Readers Choice Sports Star of the Year 2011 award

Poll ended on the 3rd February, 2012 and the results were:

January - Mercy, Kilbeggan

10.9%

February - John Joe Nevin

0.2%

March - Aileen Lawlor

20.6%

April - St Joseph's

27.0%

April - Westmeath camogie team

19.1%

April - Westmeath ladies' footballers

22.0%

How worried are you about your home being broken into?

Poll ended on the 5th April, 2010 and the results were:

Not worried at all.

6.8%

Less worried since I beefed up security at home.

4.5%

I think about it, but am not unduly worried.

4.5%

Quite concerned

9.1%

Very fearful

75.0%

Who would you vote for if there was an election tomorrow?

Poll ended on the 29th March, 2010 and the results were:

Fianna Fail

6.6%

Fine Gael

14.8%

Labour

9.8%

Other

6.6%

I wouldn't vote at all

62.3%

Should pubs be allowed open on Good Friday?

Poll ended on the 23rd March, 2010 and the results were:

Yes

38.8%

No

30.6%

Not Sure

30.6%

Vote for your Westmeath Examiner Readers' Choice Sports Star of the Year 2010 award

Poll ended on the 1st February, 2011 and the results were:

Aonghus Clarke

12.0%

Kilbeggan Pitch and Putt Club

0.0%

John Heslin

2.0%

Aoife McCarthy

0%

David Tynan

6.0%

Paul Greville

80.0%

Are you in favour of the windfarm proposed for Gaybrook?

Poll ended on the 13th March, 2010 and the results were:

Very much in favour

7.0%

Totally opposed

91.7%

Unsure

1.3%

Are we paying too much for our medicines from Irish pharmacies?

Poll ended on the 10th February, 2010 and the results were:

Yes

68.8%

No

6.3%

I don't know

25.0%

Headshops are in the news this week. Do you think:

Poll ended on the 3rd February, 2010 and the results were:

They should be better regulated

3.4%

They should be closed

27.6%

If what they are selling is legal, why close them?

10.3%

What's all the fuss about?

58.6%

Did Westmeath County Council do enough during the water crisis?

Poll ended on the 26th January, 2010 and the results were:

Yes they were excellent in difficult circumstances

26.1%

They did their best but it really wasn't enough

8.7%

I thought they failed to respond adequately

13.0%

The Council was responsible for much of the problem

52.2%

Vote for your Westmeath Examiner Readers' Choice Sports Star of the Year 2009 award

Poll ended on the 30th January, 2010 and the results were:

January: Kathryn Nea

4.1%

Feb: Darren McCormack

2.0%

March: Mullingar Hockey Club

1.4%

April: Barry Kelly

5.4%

May: Westmeath Under 16 Camogie Team

83.8%

June: Jake Byrne/Shane Fitzsimons

3.4%

Are we going to trounce Dublin on Sunday?

Poll ended on the 27th June, 2009 and the results were:

No doubt about it!

40.0%

Maybe

20.0%

Not a hope

40.0%

Do you think the voting age should be lowered from 18 to 16?

Poll ended on the 20th May, 2009 and the results were:

Yes

6.3%

No

93.8%

Don't know

0%

What's Westmeath's best tourist attraction?

Poll ended on the 12th May, 2009 and the results were:

Belvedere House

53.8%

The lakes

23.1%

Fore Abbey

19.2%

Locke's Museum Distillery in Kilbeggan

3.8%

Hill of Uisneach

0%

How worried are you about Swine Flu?

Poll ended on the 5th May, 2009 and the results were:

I don't know enough about it

6.3%

I am very worried

21.7%

I think it has all been blown out of proportion

33.5%

I am not so worried

23.5%

What will be will be!

14.9%