Poll Results–1/16/2014

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Blog News, Politics
Jan 162014

Here are the results of our New Years Resolutions Poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are often both accurate and indicative of the nation’s view.


And here are your comments:

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Posted by Fred Lemon  January 4, 2014 at 10:29 pm.  


Never have made resolutions until one year a friend made me somehow. That was ringing in 2010. I spent most of that year in the hospital. So I made a resolution to make no resolutions ever again.




Posted by Jerry Critter  January 4, 2014 at 9:16 am.  


I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I wait until Lent, then give up Polo.


Posted by Lynn Squance  January 4, 2014 at 9:04 am.  


I want to become more active but it will also depend on my back and being able to walk more (I fell Catmas Day doing in my tailbone – that’s what happens when you go to sit on your mother’s walker and miss!


but the desire is there

I also ticked ‘other’ because I am in the midst of making big changes which I hope will help me generally.


Posted by Arielle   January 2, 2014 at 2:54 am.  


I said no resolutions but I forgot that I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change – I am changing the things I cannot accept.


Posted by Edie  January 1, 2014 at 5:11 pm.  


I quit making resolutions a long time ago because I never kept them.




Posted by Rixar13  January 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm.  


No resolutions, just keep on track with my no smoking…




Posted by Deb  January 1, 2014 at 6:22 am.  


I learned a long time ago I don’t need the year to change in order to resolve to do something for my own good and, being of a rebellious nature anyway, I tend to not go along with how those who run this country would prefer we act and think and do. So, in short, I never make New Year’s resolutions




Posted by gene jacobson  January 1, 2014 at 5:05 am.  


Since 2014 is an election year, and a very important one as all those 2010 tea party governors are up for election again this year and I believe their constituents have now seen enough of them to know who they truly are inside, my only resolution is to do everything I can to support progressive candidates and begin the process of taking back our government from those who would, in essence, destroy it in favor of no government and even greater gaps in wealth distribution than we have now.


Posted by Patty  January 1, 2014 at 12:50 am.  


As much as I would like to make a resolution, I can’t because it’s hard to improve on perfection.




Posted by Jerry Critter in reply to Patty  January 4, 2014 at 9:18 am.  




Posted by Patty in reply to Jerry Critter  January 7, 2014 at 1:51 am.  


I was going to resolve to be more active to improve my health but it’s going to be impossible right now. I wanted to start walking to get up to 3 miles a day again but another surgery on my leg is scheduled for Thursday AM. Pray for me.


Posted by Marva  December 31, 2013 at 5:32 am.  


I forgot, then when reminded, I couldn’t think of any that I might actually keep.

I voted ‘To make no resolutions’.  I figure that my level of commitment to something is so pathetic that it takes New Years to get me to resolve to actually act, it will never make it to February.

Holiday fun time is over, and while the new poll (top of right column) does contain some humor, it’s a serious one this time.  Don’t forget to vote please!!


  19 Responses to “Poll Results–1/16/2014”

  1. It looks like those of us who do not make a resolution are ahead of those who do make them (in this poll).

    I'm sorry to read that you are still under the weather, sending wishes that you feel better soon.
    Some times stubborn is an asset.

  2. Speaking of resolutions, how's the smoking?

    • I was wondering the same thing.

      . . . or how's the smoking cessation?  I hope you are still plugging away at that!

  3. Thanks TC.   Lynn I fractured my coccyx twenty five years ago or so – and it remained fractured as I had osteoporosis and hurt permanently – especially every time I sat down – making me yelp.  Then a while ago I started taking Vit D3 and Vit K2 and to my utter astonishment that fracture seems to have healed up – after being unhealed for over twenty years!  (Now if I could only heal my other aches, pains and illnesses!).

    • I have been informed by physio and chiropractor that I did not break or crack my tailbone, otherwise I wouldn't be able to sit etc.  What I did do was sustain a moderate to severe bone bruising, and believe me, that hurts enough.  Healing is coming along.  My chiro knew exactly what to do and I thought he was crazy, but it works.  Don't laugh, but it amounts to a "bum massage" (pulling/pushing the tissue on the tailbone).

      • Lynn, I always thought chiropractors were quacks until about four years ago when my back went out.  My husband had played golf with a local chiro and convinced me to see him. It took a lot of visits, but he put me back on my feet with no meds and no surgery.  Glad you found someone who could help.

  4. My resolution is to lose weight, but have not started yet.  Am determined.  Just 5-7 pounds should not be that hard. I have lost before and always seem to find them again.

  5. I have made a resoloution to break all my resolutions. I have no doubt of my success! 😉

  6. I like Jerry Critter's answer.  I prefer to give up my claim to the British throne for Lent myself.  I might find some branded Ralph Lauren trinket in a thrift store during Lent and would hate to lose the chance.

  7. So far I haven't broken my resolution to make no resolutions.

    How's your non-smoking going,TC? It's been a while since you've give us a count.

  8. I listed down 2 resolutions, but in fact, I'd started before New Years.  It is just a continuation.

    Why wait.  Just start whenever a change is needed.

  9. ~~No resolutions, just keep on track with my no smoking…

    Smoke Free – 3 years, 8 months and 7 days today… 😆

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  11. I voted "no resolutions" because I never kept them anyway, life just always got in the way.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  12. Thanks everyone!

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