Poll about Life, Death and Policy!

This is a poll which deals with policies related to life & death. Here, we are putting together many different topics which are usually discussed separately but which all deal with life & death.

Manifesto listings:
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/healthcare
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/foreign_policy
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/justice

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
100 % Properly regulated, abortions should be allowed. 0 4 4 4
100 % An unborn baby has a right to live. 0 4 4 4
100 % In a war, the government/media should give the same emphasis on foreign civilian/combattant casualties as for US casualties. 0 4 4 4
100 % Properly regulated, Euthanasia should be allowed. 0 4 4 4
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What do you think about Barack Obama?

What do you think about Barack Obama?

http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/politics

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
72.5 % His Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") is a step in the right direction. 0 29 4 40
67.5 % Obama is trying to do the right thing but does not always have the leeway to do it. 0 27 4 40
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How to call the EM Peer Review journal?

Please, do not vote in this poll and ignore it if you don't know what we're talking about...

Coming soon, we'll have a Election Method Peer Review journal, created by Jameson Quinn and the members of the EM mailing list. The question is: How to call it?

As in most minguo poll, if you have a better idea than any of the ones listed here, you can add it as a new option. Members who have already voted can then update their votes accordingly.

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
82.83 % Journal of Election Methods 5 entries 328 4 396
80.13 % Journal of Electoral Methods, Peer Reviewed 5 entries 238 3 297
75 % Use the word "Election" rather than "Voting" because elections are more than simply voting; they encompass the whole process. 5 entries 297 4 396
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[2012 Presidential Poll] Score voting, members only

This presidential poll is for members only. Since we all can update our ballot according to the current results, it would be interesting to see who is the best candidate we can come up with. Also, whether you like any of the top 2~3 candidates or not, you can get more informed about them in order to promote the candidate you would prefer most (or dislike least, as the case may be) amongst those top candidates.

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
60 % Jill Stein (Green Party US nominee) 1 entry 30 5 50
48 % Cynthia McKinney (Green Party US) 0 24 5 50
48 % Roseanne Barr (Green Party US) 0 24 5 50
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What do you think about voter (photo) ID?

A flurry of new voter photo ID laws have been in the news a lot in recent years. One side argues that they are necessary to prevent voter fraud, the other site is concerned about voter disenfranchisement. What is your take on this? What kind of law and provisions would you support?

Approve all the statements you agree with.

Listing in the manifesto:
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/democracy

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
75 % State governments requiring voter photo IDs should provide free photo IDs to every citizen. 0 3 4 3
75 % Election fraud is a bigger problem than voter fraud. 0 3 4 3
75 % Photo IDs should be required to vote but no voter should be disenfranchised in the process. 0 3 4 3
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How do you rate the major television news channels?

Please rate the major television news channels from 0 to 10 with 0 being worst and 10 being best.

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
49.17 % FOX 0 59 12 120
45.83 % None of them are any good. 2 entries 55 12 120
38.33 % PBS 0 46 12 120
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What do you think about the US involvement in Afghanistan?

As the war in Afghanistan officially still rages on, what do you think about the US involvement in Afghanistan?

See also: What do you think about the US involvement in Iraq?

Listing in Manifesto:
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/foreign_policy
Policy wiki:
http://minguo.info/usa/wiki/afghanistan

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
100 % The American people should be better informed about civilian casualties in Afghanistan. 1 entry 40 4 40
100 % We strongly condemn the Taliban (former) regime for their backward stance on Human Rights, and especially Women's Rights. 0 40 4 40
67.5 % The US military should completely withdraw from Afghanistan. 0 27 4 40
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What do you think about the US involvement in Iraq?

This poll about Iraq replaces the previous one on the topic: What is the best way to handle the war in Iraq?. Since the war in Iraq is officially over, this new poll offers us the opportunity to express ourselves about the US current policy with regard to Iraq.

See also: What do you think about the US involvement in Afghanistan?

Listing in Manifesto:
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/foreign_policy

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
25 % I don't really care. 5 2 20
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Poll on which voting system should be proposed for official public elections

This is a poll regarding which voting system should be proposed for official public elections.

In other words, vote as if you were a member of an initiative committee that is voting to decide what voting systrem that initiative committee will propose as an initiative.

The ballot is below, but first I should define the methods on the ballot:

Plurality is the Vote-For-1 method currently in use for official public elections.

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
87.78 % 0-10 Score 0 79 9 90
85.56 % Approval 1 entry 77 9 90
84.44 % 0-100 Score 0 76 9 90
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What is the extent of the validity of community polls?

As you know, the content of our Community Manifesto is based on results of community polls (i.e. polls that are only open to registered members and not to anonymous visitors).
However, it may happen that users come and go. Users who have voted in old polls may no longer be active. The external situation may change so that the context of a specific poll may no longer be the same. Also, it may happen that two different polls on very similar topics may give contradictory results. If so, which poll should prevail? And there may be other causes that may invalidate some community polls.

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
90 % Results from member polls are valid until superseded by a newer poll on the same topic. 0 18 2 20
80 % Disputes on the interpretation of the results of a poll can be settle with a new ad-hoc poll. 0 16 2 20
55 % The poll with the most votes has precedence over other polls. 0 11 2 20
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