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Changing Election Process???

This poll is to see how you feel about the way the United States chooses their leaders. Please answer the questions below to the best of your ability. I give an explanation of the process after each question, you do not need to read it if you already understand how the system works. Thanks for taking this poll!
Do you think that we should have an electoral college or elect the president directly? Explanation: The electoral college elects the president, not the citizens directly. When you vote, you actually vote for a slate of people that are party loyalists that decide who to vote for president, they do not have to by law vote for that person.
We should directly elect the president
We should leave the electoral college alone
We should keep the electoral college, but change
Other, leave message on message board
Not Sure
Is the electoral college fair to American Citizens? Explanation: The number of electoral votes in a state is calculated by adding the sum of the US Representatives and then number of US Senators (2). It is not based solely on population of the state.
No, I think one person one vote
Yes,small states need to be protected
Other (leave message)
Not sure
Larger states like, California, Texas, and New York, have about 1 electoral vote for every 650,000 people. Smaller states like Wyoming, Alaska, and South Dakota, have about 1 electoral vote for every 250,000. Is this fair?
Yes,it is only for the Presidential election
No, one person one vote
Yes
No
Other
Not sure
The US Constitution often slows down progress and creates gridlock among citizenry, Congress and the Courts. Should we just get rid of the US Constitution an go solely on popular vote?
No, the US Constitution is important to keep
Doesn’t matter, the government doesn’t follow
Yes, it just slows us down
No, but it needs to change drastically
Other (leave message)
Not Sure
Should we abolish Statehood for more local controlling governments? Explanation: Many states are divided in the lifestyles that they live in. Some live in big cities, others live in the countryside. Often these states make laws that do not meet the needs of both, or only in favor one at the expense of the other. For example, Washington and Oregon, both have big metropolises but also have equal populations in the East that are farmers and country dwellers with different needs.
No, keep most power in the states not local gov.
Yes, transfer the power from State to Local
Transfer more power, but not most
Transfer all to Federal Government
Other (leave message)
Not sure
Should political candidates be allowed to run on party tickets on the ballot? Explanation: Names appear on the ballot with a little (D) for Democrat or (R) for Republican on the actually voting ballot.
No, they should stand on their name alone
Yes, it is how I decide to vote
Other
Not sure
Do you think that the US government panders to much to the Republican and Democrat political parties?
Yes, it should not be that way!
No, it is just fine the way it is
Other
Not Sure
Your US Tax form asks if you would like to donate $1 to the Democrats, Republicans, or both parties for the purpose of campaigning. Do you find this to be an abuse of power?
No, it is a convenience
Yes, this is wrong
Other (leave message)
Not sure
Should Supreme Court Justices be elected by the people not appointed by the President and approved by Congress?
Yes, we need to have that right
No, we should let them be free from public pressure
Maybe elect them once for life
Other (leave message)
Not sure
Overall, I think that the United States Government is a great system that works for the people
No way!
Yes!
Only to a degree
Other (leave message)
What is your gender?
Male
Female
Other
Where do you reside?
United States
Europe
Canada
Russia
Australia/New Zealand
Singapore
Japan
China
Middle East
Africa
South American
Central American
Other
Moscow Idaho :)
Other
If in the United States:
East Coast (city)
East Coast (country side)
North East
Border Great Lakes
Central
Southern States
Florida
Texas
Great Plains
North West
South West
North California
Southern California
Other
Lastly, How do you feel about this poll (please check all that apply)
Bad
OK
Good
Interesting
Educational
Got me thinking
Too long
Too short
Too Hard
Messed up
Confusing
Biased
Other, left message
This poll was created on 2002-05-25 21:57:13 by DonovanArnold