Sunday’s loss, taking the team to 0-5, probably reinforced that view.
In response to the Daily Record’s Weekly Poll question Sept. 16, a dominating 81 percent of those participating said they did not think the team could turn the season around. That meant 19 percent said the team could make the turn.
Among other strong reader responses during the third quarter:
• 78 percent said they had not traveled outside the United States in the past 12 months.
• 72 percent do not support U.S. military action in Syria.
• 72 percent will not buy the new Twinkies.
• 69 percent do not speak more than one language.
• 68 percent do not own professional or college sports season tickets.
• 66 percent have visited a library in the past 12 months.
• 62 percent would support a property tax increase to maintain city services. (The response came the week of Aug. 5. City Council later approved a property tax increase.)
• 61 percent have not retained the services of a lawyer in the past year.
The Daily Record posts a question every week on jaxdailyrecord.com and on Page 2, asking readers to respond online. The results are not scientific, but do indicate trends and preferences among those responding.
The results are tallied after the poll closes at midnight Sunday. A new question is posted and published Monday morning.
The 13 questions in the third quarter were asked from July through September.
While nine, or well more than half, of the questions resulted in strong views, others drew closer responses.
Asked if they had attended a speech by a U.S. president while the president was holding office, 57 percent had not and 43 percent had.
Asked if they had visited a federal, state or local park in the past month, 54 percent said they had and 46 percent had not. With the government shutdown, readers won’t be able to visit national parks until Congress acts.
Asked if city services are sufficient in their neighborhood, 53 percent said no and 47 percent said yes. That indicates that readers without issues would support a tax increase to help those in need, given that 62 percent approve of a tax increase to maintain services.
Asked how many magazine subscriptions they had, 43 percent, the highest response, said they didn’t subscribe to any. Another 36 percent had one to three subscriptions, while 21 percent – or about one in five – subscribed to four or more magazines.
Last week’s question, the first of the fourth quarter: “Is your commute affected by the Mathews Bridge closure?”
This week’s question is: “Should city incentives be used to improve the Landing?”
Please respond online at jaxdailyrecord.com.
Thanks for your participation.
Daily Record readers largely believed three weeks ago the Jacksonville Jaguars, then 0-2, could not turn their season around.