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

How closely should Cumberland County’s municipalities work together?

  • 12% The status quo is fine.
  • 36% More sharing of services.
  • 51% It’s time to think about amalgamation.

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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

Are you hoping for a majority or minority government in next month's federal election?

  • 59% Majority
  • 37% Minority
  • 4% Not Sure

Do you favour municipal amalgamation in Cumberland County

  • 60% We only need one municipal council
  • 35% We should have two, Amherst and the county
  • 1% Three with Parrsboro joining the county
  • 4% Four with Parrsboro remaining a town

Will you attend the Cumberland County Exhibition in Oxford?

  • 19% Yes, I go every year.
  • 81% Not this year

Have you decided which candidate you will vote for in October's federal election?

  • 81% Yes
  • 2% No
  • 7% Unsure
  • 10% Not Voting

Should Amherst re-introduce metered parking in its downtown?

  • 32% Yes
  • 68% No

What should be done with the former town hall building on Ratchford Street

  • 35% I like the idea of a business centre
  • 30% Turn it into an arts centre
  • 35% Demolish it for parking

Have you started your back to school shopping yet?

  • 24% Yes, it's never too early.
  • 76% No, school just ended.

Do you make your own preserves, jams and jellies?

  • 50% Yes
  • 50% No

What do you do to stay physically active in summer?

  • 74% Walking
  • 5% Running
  • 3% Bicycling
  • 7% Swimming
  • 11% Something Else