By Sean P. Ray | Managing Editor
With the start of May, it’s officially time to report the results of all The Northside Chronicle’s polls during the month of April.
For this month, since the primary election was coming up in May, we decided to focus most of our questions around electoral matters. However, the first question was an exception, asking about something much more silly.
For our first question, we asked if any of you had ever gotten tricked by an April Fools Day prank. Our readers are not frequent fools, as a total of 66% of responders said they had, but only once or twice. A further 33% said they haven’t gotten tricked by an April Fools Day prank and that they don’t usually notice the holiday taking place.
Our readers are also apparently not tricksters themselves, as no responders said they were the ones who trick people.
Onto our first election question, we asked how our readers plan to vote in the upcoming primary. We got the same percentage split as the April Fools Day question, as 66% of responders said they plan to vote in person, while 33% said they weren’t sure if they were going to vote.
We next asked how often our readers vote. The highest result was “I try to vote in every election,” which received 66% of votes, appropriately enough. Two other responses got 16% of the vote each, those being “I usually vote, but not always” and “I’ve never voted in an election.” Well, there’s always time to start doing so.
Finally, we asked how enthusiastic our readers were for the upcoming election, and it seems that enthusiasm is high. Half of all responders — that’s 50% — said they were “very enthusiastic.” Meanwhile, “Somewhat enthusiastic” and “Neutral/No opinion” each received 25%.
And that finishes out our April poll results. We’ll be back in June with the May poll results. Be sure to check thenorthsidechronicle.com every Sunday for a new poll.