Shedding light on the Capitol siege, COURIER polls
by Peter Weinberger | firstname.lastname@example.org
The recent attack and rioting at the Capitol last week have clearly left many citizens with strong, emotional, often angry feelings about the
challenge against our democracy. And with the upcoming inauguration of
President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, there’s enormous concern that a day reserved to induct and honor an incoming president will turn into more violence by pro-Trump right-wing extremists.
Personally, I’m hoping and praying everyone will be safe, so that voters who elected candidate Biden can celebrate the installment of the 46th president of the
There’s no question history is being made by events so important that they will impact our country for years to come. All this has impacted COURIER readers to the point where many feel the need to speak up and say something publicly. Today’s edition is a reflection of what’s happening in America.
But it doesn’t stop there. This issue also includes a first-person account from former COURIER reporter intern Marc Rod, who was inside when rioters ransacked the Capitol. Marc is currently the Capital Hill reporter for the Jewish Insider. His story offers further insight into the events of January 6 when our democracy was under siege by extremists out to stop a peaceful transition of power.
COURIER polls give insights on local opinion
To give our readers a little perspective on what local residents were thinking over the past year, the COURIER
has collected the results from a number of our most popular archived polls. All the polls published today involved a minimum of 500 participants—and in some cases over 1,000—all reviewed for accuracy. That means no more than two votes per IP address (email), thus nullifying consistent ballot stuffing by pro-Trump supporters attempting to give individuals hundreds of votes per question.
For those of you who are not familiar with the COURIER polls, they’re located in the bottom left of our homepage at claremont-courier.com and are changed every two weeks. The topics vary from local to national, depending on the news of the day.
Should President Trump be impeached before leaving office?
73 percent: Yes, he's too angry to be trusted
27 percent: No, it's too close to the end of his term
Current poll to vote: https://poll.fm/10707793
Are $2,000 stimulus checks the best way to help Americans financially as a result of COVID-19?
67 percent: Yes, too many people are hurting
25 percent: No, there are better ways to help the economy
9 percent: Need more information
Ended January 5, 2021: 543 votes
Should President Trump finally concede the election for the sake of the country?
76 percent: Yes, the election was deemed legitimate by every level of government and the courts
17 percent: No, even though Trump received over 7 million fewer votes, he was the winner
7 percent: I'm just glad it's over
Ended December 31, 2020: 812 votes
For whom did/will you vote for U.S. president?
66 percent: Joseph Biden
31 percent: Donald Trump
3 percent: Undecided
Ended November 12, 2020: 787 votes
What method did/will you use to vote this election?
37 percent: Vote by mail
36 percent: Drop off ballot in official election drop box
14 percent: Go to an election center
13 percent: Walk in and vote November 3
Ended October 30: 723 votes
Do you believe students should go back to school?
56 percent: No, not until health officials give the OK
33 percent: Yes, with parents’ approval
11 percent: Too early to tell
Ended September 18, 2020: 631 votes
Do you believe federal law enforcement is needed to break up protests in Portland and other U.S. cities?
59 percent: No
41 percent: Yes
Ended August 6, 2020: 673 votes
Is it time to require all Americans to wear masks in public?
89 percent: Yes, virus outbreak much worse
9 percent: No, everyone has the right to say no, even if it harms others
2 percent: Let's wait and see a couple more weeks
Ended July 15, 2020: 611 votes
When do you think we should relax "Stay-at-home" orders?
49 percent: In July or later
20 percent: The sooner the better
17 percent: June 1
15 percent: By mid-May, but slowly
Ended May 20, 2020: 802 votes