Unlike the passion displayed by several area readers when it comes to the upcoming national election, few Clay County residents appear to be interested in the May 5 local primary.
In its recent online poll, The Brazil Times recently asked its readers, "Do you plan on attending the Clay County 2008 Political Forum on April 16?"
Only 122 readers responded to the poll.
Readers were given four options to choose from, including:
* Absolutely. I look forward to hearing what the candidates have to say,
* I might attend, but it's doubtful,
* I have no interest in politics, so I will not be attending, or
* It doesn't matter to me who gets elected. I don't vote.
Of the 122 responses to the poll, 38 (31.1 percent) said they might be attending the forum on April 16.
A total of 36 (29.5 percent) said they would attend the event. In contrast, 34 (27.9 percent) said they would not be attending.
Fourteen respondents (11.5 percent), however, said it did not matter because they did not vote in elections.
A total of three readers also responded to the poll.
One reader said, "Will the Democrats show this time?"
Another reader stated, "This is a great way to learn about our candidates and make an informed decision.
The Times' current poll involves Indiana University.
The Times is asking its readers, "Were you pleased after Indiana University hired Tom Crean as its new men's head basketball coach?"
Readers have four responses to choose from, including:
* Yes. He should have been hired a couple of years ago,
* IU could have found someone better,
* Not at all. This is a bad hiring, and
* It doesn't matter. I'm not an IU fan.
As always, readers have the opportunity to respond to the online poll.