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90 % Results from member polls are valid until superseded by a newer poll on the same topic. 0 18 2 20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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Regarding taxes, what general policies do you favor?

In the ballot, below, select all the statements you agree with. You can also add new statements that are complementary to the existing ones...

Before voting, you might want to read this post which explains the difference between mean and median.

The results of this poll will be part of our manifesto here:
http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/taxes

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
100 % Wherever practical, behavior that is harmful to the society (like creating pollution) should be taxed. 0 40 4 40
82.5 % The rich should be taxed more heavily than the poor. 1 entry 33 4 40
82.5 % We should have a progressive income tax. 0 33 4 40
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What is your opinion on abortions?

What is your opinion on abortions?

In the ballot below, select (vote for) all the statements you agree with. You may add new statements that are complementary to the existing ones...

The results of this poll will be part of our community manifesto, here: http://minguo.info/usa/manifesto/healthcare

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
100 % Long term financial help should be guaranteed to young or single mothers to prevent abortions out of financial necessities. 0 4 4 4
100 % Teenage boys and girls should be taught on the use of contraception 0 6 6 6
100 % We must do whatever we can to prevent the need for abortions in the first place 0 6 6 6
100 % Abortions should be allowed in the case of rape 0 6 6 6
100 % Women should be free to decide for their own bodies 0 6 6 6
100 % Abortions are a bad thing but, in some situations, preventing an abortion can lead to something worse. 0 4 4 4
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What improvement would you like for this site?

What improvement would you most like to see implemented in this site? The results of this poll will help the developer to prioritize his work according to demand, feasibility and criticality.

Registered members can use the 'Add a choice' menu below to request features on which all the members will be able to vote.

Before adding new options, you might want to check the web site development roadmap and also the community policies in the manifesto.

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
80 % Add "share" buttons for social networks 2 entries 24 3 30
80 % Be able to embed videos 4 entries 24 3 30
67.5 % Improve the workflow to add and edit poll options 1 entry 27 4 40
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What issue will the most influence your vote for the 2012 elections?

See our previous edition What issue will the most influence your vote for the 2008 elections?

What issue will the most influence your vote for the 2012 elections?

If all issues are important to you, vote "I like" only for those issues that you think are most important. Vote "I don't like" for those issues that are of no concern to you, or that you feel are much less important.

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
90 % Improve the health care system 0 52 4 4 0 60 48
85.83 % Protect the environment 5 entries 48 7 5 0 60 43
82.5 % Less marginal tax rate on working-poor, and more on high incomes (such as upper 5%) 0 47 5 7 1 60 39
82.5 % Increase taxes on the very rich (millionaires and billionaires) 0 46 7 6 1 60 39
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[2012 Presidential Poll] Score voting

For comparison purposes, in order to see how different election methods can affect the results, you can also vote in the following polls:

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
52.07 % Barack Obama (Democratic Party nominee) 2 entries 1031 198 1980
42.37 % Elizabeth Warren (Democratic Party) 0 839 198 1980
38.18 % Jill Stein (Green Party US nominee) 1 entry 756 198 1980
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[2012 Presidential Poll] Approval voting

For comparison purposes, in order to see how different election methods can affect the results, you can also vote in the following polls:

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
64.06 % Elizabeth Warren (Democratic Party) 0 123 192 123
63.02 % Barack Obama (Democratic Party nominee) 2 entries 121 192 121
51.56 % Joe Biden (Democratic Party VP nominee) 0 99 192 99
51.56 % Jill Stein (Green Party US nominee) 1 entry 99 192 99
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[2012 Presidential Poll] Plurality voting

For comparison purposes, in order to see how different election methods can affect the results, you can also vote in the following polls:

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
38.25 % Barack Obama (Democratic Party nominee) 2 entries 70 183 70
12.57 % Elizabeth Warren (Democratic Party) 0 23 183 23
9.84 % Ron Paul (Republican Party) 0 18 183 18
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[2012 Presidential Poll] Emocracy Voting

For comparison purposes, in order to see how different election methods can affect the results, you can also vote in the following polls:

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
70.72 % Elizabeth Warren (Democratic Party) 0 145 24 35 18 222 92
68.69 % Barack Obama (Democratic Party nominee) 2 entries 135 35 49 3 222 83
61.26 % Joe Biden (Democratic Party VP nominee) 0 110 52 53 7 222 50
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An uncommon citizen debate between a Libertarian and a Liberal

I would like to introduce a new, very uncommon citizen debate between two people who place themselves at different places on the political spectrum.

There's a twist in how the debate will be conducted. See below for details.

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