Our Polls

Here are the results of the poll.

Because our results are rounded, a single vote may not seem to affect the percentages below. Rest assured it does count for the calculation of the results.

Results of the survey

Should municipal units have the final say on whether hydraulic fracturing or wind farms should be permitted?

  • 70% Yes, they’re the people most affected by the results
  • 29% No, it should remain with the provincial/federal governments

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Do you decorate your home and/or yard for Christmas


Do you have winter tires on your vehicle?


Do you agree with Cumberland County's decision to withdraw from a municipal governance study?


Will you attend a Christmas parade somewhere this season?


Do you think Amherst needs a public transit system such as a bus with regular routes?

Recent survey

Should Amherst and Cumberland County expand their service sharing agreement into other areas?

  • 82% Yes, there are more savings
  • 18% No, they've shared enough

Were you surprised by Monday's election result?

  • 30% Yes, it was a surprise
  • 64% No surprise at all
  • 6%

How often do you buy from local farmers?

  • 27% Weekly
  • 16% Monthly
  • 57% Hardly Ever

What issue is most important to you this election?

  • 55% Economy
  • 5% Environment
  • 36% Health Care
  • 4% Security

What is the main source of heating your home?

  • 29% Oil
  • 22% Electricity
  • 13% Natural Gas
  • 27% Wood
  • 9% Other

How far will the Toronto Blue Jays go in the playoffs?

  • 14% Divisional Series
  • 21% League championship series
  • 65% World Series

Will you vote in the Oct. 19 federal election

  • 86% Yes
  • 9% No
  • 5% Undecided

Do you think enough is being done to control the cat population

  • 10% Yes
  • 84% No
  • 6% Don't know

What kind of winter are you expecting

  • 19% Worse than last year
  • 34% Same as last year
  • 47% Better than last year

How do you think the Amherst Ramblers will do this season?

  • 2% Going to win it all
  • 25% Going to make the playoffs
  • 46% Won't make the playoffs
  • 27% Too early to tell