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Results of Earlier Polls:

Should Derby merge?
 
Should Derby merge with one or more of its neighbors?
 
Yes (96) 48%
No (99) 50%
Not sure (5) 2%

 
Total Votes: 200

 
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A New Derby?
 
Which towns/cities should be part of a merger with Derby?
 
Ansonia (28) 24%
Oxford (29) 25%
Seymour (30) 26%
Shelton (28) 24%
Other view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 117

 
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High School Nickname
 
Should Derby High School change its nickname?
 
No, the name is one of history and respect (194) 59%
No, political correctness is going too far (57) 17%
Yes because it is disrespectful (20) 6%
Yes, because it is politically incorrect today (59) 18%
Other view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 331

 
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Best Boys Hoopster?
 
Who was the best boys basketball player at Derby High School?
 
Phil Donofrio (25) 9%
Bill Duggan (28) 10%
Adam Manning (29) 11%
Chris Mester (14) 5%
Ken Pereiras (129) 48%
Max Zaniewski (25) 9%
Other view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 267

 
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Best Girls Hoopster?
 
Who was the best girls basketball player at Derby High School?
 
Jamie Bartone (15) 6%
Linda Binkowski (115) 46%
Mary Hyde (11) 4%
Karen Marcucio (57) 23%
Jocely McMahon (18) 7%
Other view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 250

 
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CT Tax Rebate?
 
What do you think of the Governor's tax rebate proposal?
 
Send my check (121) 60%
Use the surplus to fund the existing deficit (73) 36%
Use the money for economic stimulus programs (4) 2%
Your suggestion: view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 201

 
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Parking Garage Closure
 
Did the Aldermen make the right call in closing the Municipal Parking Garagae?
 
Yes (133) 56%
No (95) 40%
Not Sure (10) 4%

 
Total Votes: 238

 
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Future of this website?
 
What should the future be for this website?
 
Close it when the City starts the new municipal site (43) 31%
Keep it updated and just link the government section to the new city site (87) 64%
Keep it as a legacy site for historical reference, but don't update it any longer (5) 4%
Other: view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 137

 
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Super Bowl Poll
 
Who will win the 2014 Super Bowl?
 
Denver (18) 32%
Seattle (38) 68%

 
Total Votes: 56

 
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Recreational Marijuana
 
Should CT allow recreational marijuana as Colorado now does?
 
Yes (22) 26%
No (62) 72%
Not Sure (2) 2%

 
Total Votes: 86

 
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Derby's Mayoral Election
 
Who would be the best mayor for Derby?
 
Anthony Staffieri (342) 54%
Anita Dugatto (291) 46%
Write in candidate view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 633
 

 

 

Future of Water Pollution Control System
 
What should Derby do with it's water pollution control system?
 
Go to referendum and fix the problems alone (8) 3%
Explore regionalization of the system with Ansonia (25) 9%
Explore regionalization of the system with another town (4) 1%
Don't care (226) 85%
Don't know (4) 1%

 
Total Votes: 267

 
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Congressional authorization for military action in Syria
 
Should Congress authorize military action against Syria?
 
Yes (10) 8%
No (121) 92%
Not sure (1) 1%

 
Total Votes: 132

 
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Should Derby buy "Telescope" Mountain
 
Yes, if they can find grant money (50) 23%
Yes using city funds (116) 53%
No, the water company should be allowed to build the tank (32) 15%
No, but the tank should not be allowed (16) 7%
Not sure (2) 1%
Other view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 217

 
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Derby Recreated?
 

Should Ansonia and Derby merge back into one city?
 
Yes (542) 85%
No (91) 14%
Not sure (5) 1%

 
Total Votes: 638

 
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Derby Redevelopment
 
Should Derby buy out the remaining property owners in its downtown redevelopment zone?
 
Yes (51) 25%
No (147) 73%
Not Sure (3) 1%

 
Total Votes: 201

 
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Should tolls be put back on Connecticut roads?
Should tolls be put back on Connecticut roads?
Yes (184) 80%
No (47) 20%
Unsure (0) 0%

Total Votes: 231

 

 

Should the Parking Authority raise revenue by installing meters around Griffin Hospital?

1.
Yes
 
 
 122 votes (55%)
2.
No
 
 
 98 votes (45%)
220 total votes

 

 

Who will win the Super Bowl?

Baltimore Ravens         28

San Francisco 49ers      22
 

Derby Water Tank?
 
Should the City of Derby give permission for the building of a water tank on top of Telescope Mountain?
 
Yes (14) 18%
No (59) 77%
Need more information (1) 1%
I don't care (3) 4%
 
Total Votes: 77
 

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Major Issues Facing the City of Derby in 2013
 
What are the major issues facing the City of Derby in 2013?
 
Crime (42) 20%
Downtown Redevelopment (38) 18%
Education (23) 11%
Environment (6) 3%
Halo District (17) 8%
Poverty (5) 2%
Quality of Life (19) 9%
Taxes (57) 27%
Transportation (3) 1%
Other view suggestions (0) 0%
 
Total Votes: 211
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The Fiscal Cliff?
 
Will the federal government avoid the fiscal cliff?
 
Yes (86) 83%
No (15) 15%
Uncertain (2) 2%

 
Total Votes: 103

 
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Who will win the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Football Game?
 
Derby High (36) 72%
Shelton High (13) 26%
It will be a tie! (1) 2%
 
Total Votes: 50

 


 
Who are you voting for in the Presidential election?
 
Barack Obama (54) 25%
Mitt Romney (161) 74%
Write in other here view suggestions (0) 0%
 
Total Votes: 218

 


 
Who are you voting for in the Senate Race?
 
Linda McMahon (102) 75%
Christopher Murphy (34) 25%

 
Total Votes: 136
 

 


 
Who are you voting for in the3rd U.S. Congressional District?
 
Rosa DeLauro (28) 27%
Wayne Winsley (74) 73%

 
Total Votes: 102
 

 

State Senate - 17th District
 
Who are you voting for in the 17th State Senate District?
 
Joe Crisco (33) 28%
Tony Szewczyk (86) 72%
Other - Write in Here view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 119
 

 


 
Who are you voting for in the 104th State Representative District?
 
Linda Gentile (34) 38%
Mary Smith Porter (56) 62%
Other - Write in Here view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 90

 

114th State Representative District
 
Who are you voting for in the 114th State Representative District?
 
Aldon Hynes (62) 65%
Themis Klarides (34) 35%
Other - Write in Here view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 96

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derby & Valley News Sources
 
Where do you go for news about Derby and the Valley?
 
Printed Newspapers (56) 25%
Radio (34) 15%
Television (39) 18%
Internet news sites (66) 30%
Facebook (16) 7%
Twitter (6) 3%
Other - please name view suggestions (0) 0%

 
Total Votes: 221

 
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Who will win the race for U. S. Representative?
 
Bo Itshaky (12)32%
Rosa DeLauro (21)55%
Ralph Ferrucci (5)13%
Total Votes: 38
Shall there be a constitutional convention to amend or revise the Constitution of the State?
 
Yes (24)47%
No (25)49%
Not Sure (2)4%
Total Votes: 51
Shall the constitution of the state be amended to permit any person who will have attained the age of eighteen years on or before the day of a regular election to vote in the primary for such regular election?
 
Yes (23)49%
No (23)49%
Not Sure (1)2%
Total Votes: 47
 
Which Vice Presidential candidate is the most qualified?
Which Vice Presidential candidate is the most qualified?
 
Joe Biden (75)41%
Sarah Palin (98)54%
Not Sure (9)5%

 
Total Votes: 182
 
Do you support the federal bailout of large financial institutions?
Do you support the federal bailout of large financial institutions?
 
Yes (22)31%
No (44)61%
Not Sure (6)8%

 
Total Votes: 72

 
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