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Rosemary Barton

Rosemary Barton Rosemary Barton first started covering politics at Quebec's National Assembly. She is a regular contributor and guest host on Power&Politics.

Power & Politics' Ballot Box question

Yesterday we asked: What does Canada need most to fight extremism?

- New legislative powers: 58 votes (6%)
- More police resources: 183 votes (20%)
- No changes needed: 652 votes (71%)
- Not sure: 20 votes (2%) 

Power & Politics' Ballot Box question

Friday we asked: Should mentally ill inmates be placed in solitary confinement?

- Yes: 117 votes (11%)
- No: 870 votes (85%)
- Not sure: 35 votes (3%) 

Power & Politics' Ballot Box question

Friday we asked: How effective are international accords on climate change?

- Very: 68 votes (9%)
- Somewhat: 386 votes (52%)
- Not very: 281 votes (38%)
- Not sure: 14 votes (2%)

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Power & Politics' Ballot Box question

Yesterday we asked: What is the best way to spend a federal budget surplus? Here are the results: Tax breaks: 46 votes (4%) Pay down the debt: 228 votes (21%) Increase program spending: 798 votes (73%) None of the above: 24 votes (2%) Total votes: 1096

Power & Politics' Ballot Box question

Friday we asked: 
Will recent allegations of misconduct change the culture on Parliament Hill?

- Yes: 142 votes (14%)
- No: 792 votes (81%) 
- Not sure: 49 votes (5%)

Power & Politics' Ballot Box question

Friday we asked: Should Dean Del Mastro be allowed to remain an MP?

- Yes: 50 votes (3%)
- No: 1480 votes (96%)
- Not sure: 11 votes (1%)

Power & Politics' Ballot Box question

Yesterday we asked: Are you willing to trade some freedom for greater security? 

- Yes: 233 votes (10%) 
- No: 2088 votes (89%) 
- Not sure: 29 votes (1%)

Power & Politics' Ballot Box question

Yesterday we asked: How do you feel about Canada's economic performance?

Here are the results:

Optimistic: 151 votes (11%)
Pessimistic: 1132 votes (84%)
Neutral: 67 votes (5%)
Not sure: 2 votes (0%)

Total votes: 1352

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Friday we asked: Do you support Canada's mission to fight ISIS?

- Yes: 1351 votes (28%)
- No:  455 votes (71%)
- Not sure: 33 votes (1%)