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How You Voted: Cain and Romney, Obama, Paterno, Mason Gun Laws

A breakdown of Patch poll results.

Fairfax City Patch readers favor Herman Cain and Mitt Romney over other Republican candidates, are not as well off as they were four years ago, and believe Joe Paterno got what he had coming. 

At least, that's what some readers are saying in Patch's latest polls.

Here's a breakdown of how you voted in the last few weeks. Scroll down for today's poll question dealing with firearms at George Mason University. 

  • Michelle Bachmann - 1
  • Herman Cain - 13
  • Newt Gringrich - 3
  • Jon Hunstman - 3
  • Ron Paul - 5
  • Rick Perry - 2
  • Mitt Romney - 17
  • Rick Santorum - 1
  • Other - 1
  • I don't know. It's too soon to tell - 5

Votes: 51

  • Yes - 76
  • No - 159
  • I haven't decided - 6

Votes: 241

  • Yes - 9
  • No - 44
  • I don't know - 2 

Votes: 55

  • Yes - 68
  • No - 8
  • Not sure - 3

Votes: 79

  • That Chap Petersen was re-elected - 0
  • That Sharon Bulova was re-elected - 8
  • That Steve Stuban came in last - 10
  • That Stan Barry was re-elected - 3
  • That the Virginia Senate is half Democrat, half Republican - 3
  • Another race surprised me (say which in the comments) - 3
  • None of the results surprised me - 5

Votes: 32

  • Yes - 106
  • No - 48
  • Other - 5 (No explanation in comments)

Votes: 159

New Poll Question:

at George Mason University last week over on-campus gun rules. The university has a ban on weapons for all students and faculty. However, those who aren't students or faculty may carry guns on campus, just not inside any buildings or at events, if they have the proper permit.

What do you think?

Grape November 15, 2011 at 08:05 PM
There is safety in numbers i.e 9, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45 The absence of these is a "0" = no safety. You do the math, it's elementary.
Jon November 16, 2011 at 12:20 AM
knowing they will face armed resistance is in itself a powerful deterrent to a spree shooter. most pick "gun free zones" after coming to the logical conclusion that they can do the most damage there.
Joe Brenchick November 16, 2011 at 01:45 PM
The largest Gun Free Zone in our area, otherwise known as Washington, DC. How's that working?
Jason Seiler November 16, 2011 at 04:07 PM
If anyone can tell me, honestly, a law that would have prevented Cho from shooting up Virginia Tech, I will vote for it. Unfortunately, I do not think one could possibly exist. After all, what other laws did he break? 1: murder (numerous counts) 2: attempted murder (numerous counts) 3: pre-meditated murder 4: assault with a deadly weapon 5: carrying concealed firearms without a permit 6: display a firearm in the commission of a felony 7: discharging firearms within a building 8: willfully discharge firearms in a public place etc., etc., etc. So given that Cho was more than willing to break EACH of the above laws, what law could have been passed that Cho (a) would have personally recognize and (b) caused him to alter his behavior?
Nick November 18, 2011 at 09:21 PM
Anyone think it odd that more than 1,200 people have voted in this poll when other polls on the site have around 100 votes? Even the Paterno question only garnered 173 votes. Oh, wait...maybe this explains the uptick in popularity of local issues: http://www.defensivecarry.com/forum/second-amendment-gun-legislation-discussion/131390-another-fire-mission-poll-campus-carry-gmu-time.html Welcome, friends! Please take a moment to also support our local businesses during your visit.

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