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Summer/Election 2011 Poll Results

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Results for the Summer/Election 2011 Poll taken from August 2, 2011 until August 17, 2011. Margin of error is 7.5%.

1. What is your age?

  • 18-25 --> 8%
  • 26-34 --> 4%
  • 35-44 --> 22%
  • 45-59 --> 55%
  • 60+ --> 11%

2. What is your political affiliation?

  • Democrat --> 16%
  • Independent --> 17%
  • Republican --> 38%
  • No Affiliation --> 29%

3. In what direction do you see Oakland heading in the next five years?

  • We're in a good direction, getting better --> 13%
  • We're going to stay about the same, it'll be good --> 54%
  • We're going to stay the same, it'll be bad -->15%
  • We're in a bad direction, getting worse --> 18%

4. Have you heard of the website "http://www.oaklandvictory.com" and/or the organization "Republicans for Schwager, Coira, and Lesher"?

  •  YES--> 34%
  •  NO --> 62%
  •  NOT SURE--> 4%

 5. How do you recieve information about Oakland? (select all that apply)

  • Delievered Newspaper --> 29%
  • Online (Newspaper/Journal) --> 16%
  • Word of Mouth from Neighbor or Town Friend --> 28%
  • Town Website/Oakland TV/Town Newsletter --> 20%
  • Other --> 7%

6. Do you plan on voting this fall for the Oakland Mayor and Council seats?

  •  YES-->  88%
  •  NO --> 5%
  •  NOT SURE--> 5%
  • Not Registered to Vote --> 2%

7. Who do you plan to vote for council? (part 1) (Select those that apply)

  • Elizabeth Stagg --> 13%
  • Sandra Coira --> 16%
  • NOT SURE OUT OF THESE TWO --> 69%
  • Not Registered to Vote --> 2%

8. Who do you plan to vote for council? (part 2) (select those that apply)

  • Eric Kulmala --> 7%
  • Henry Lesher --> 15%
  • NOT SURE OUT OF THESE TWO --> 76%
  • Not Registered to Vote --> 2%

9. Who do you plan to vote for mayor this fall?

  • John Szabo --> 19%
  • Linda Schwager --> 24%
  • NOT SURE --> 55%
  • Other/Write In --> 0%
  • Not Registered to Vote -->2%

10. If you were to vote on the special referrendum regarding the Stream House and the Van Allen House, which would you vote for? (select those that apply)

NOTE: This was an optional question on this survey. One could select as many options as they wanted but by not answering, the respondent was saying "No, I disgree with that statement." The results reflect those who did not say "no" to every statement but those who agreed with one or several of the statements.

  • Yes, Van Allen House should be restored --> 50%
  • Yes, Stream House should be restored --> 21%
  • Yes, fund future maintenance of the buildings by an additional, to-be-determined contribution to the borough's open space trust fund. --> 29%

11. Are you in favor of the borough's decision to hire a part-time rec director?

  • YES --> 37%
  • NO --> 35%
  • NOT SURE/UNDECIDED--> 28%

12. Have you taken one of my polls before?

  • YES --> 17%
  • NO --> 80%
  • NOT SURE --> 3%


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