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READERS POLL: Should the readers really be allowed an opinion on anything?

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It can be very reckless to take too much notice of public opinion. The main danger is we’ll end up with petty criminals being hanged from lampposts outside our front doors, and that will only lead to one thing: higher council tax bills.

However, Cornwall and Devon’s Western Morning News is a fearless local newspaper and never afraid to gauge its readers’ views on the biggest issues of our time.

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PLEASE VOTE NOW! In light of the evidence above, please vote in our first ever Nether Regions readers poll.

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Written by Paddy

September 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Posted in Polls

Fishy questions in Blackpool

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The Blackpool Gazette never shies away from the big questions:

Despite searching the paper’s website, I’m yet to find the story which might have given rise to this poll. If you’re aware of what possible motivation the staff of the Blackpool Gazette could have for popping the question, please do tell.

I voted yes, obviously.

Written by Paddy

November 4, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Posted in Polls, Utter bullshit

Let the people speak

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A couple of hugely enlightening polls from the local papers.

Blackpool Gazette:

Reading Post:

Thanks to Mark Palmer and Ellie.

Written by Paddy

August 27, 2010 at 10:36 am

Posted in Polls

Polling in (pizza) dough

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Although British democracy is clearly in a poor state, the Reading Evening Post does its damnedest to buck the trend and genuinely listens to the voice of its readership. This is achieved via a succession of unnerving online polls on the big issues of the day.

We’ve already seen the paper ballot its readership about its favourite stretch of tarmac, but it hasn’t stopped there:

This one demonstrates the pitfalls of including a ‘none of the above’ option…

And now that we’ve settled that, which religious leader do you second most admire…?

Written by Paddy

April 20, 2010 at 9:58 am

Posted in Polls

On the Road

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One major benefit associated with regional newspaper websites is the opportunity for readers to interact and engage about the big topics dominating the news agenda.

Readers of the Reading Post went to town on this occasion, and understandably so.

Written by Paddy

February 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Posted in Polls

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