Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
Kenneth
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Hail to the Chief


According to Article II of the United States Constitution, a person must be at least 35 years of age to become President of the United States. In your opinion that age limit

is unnecessary. Anyone should be able to elected President regardless of age.
8(12.3%)
is too high and should be lowered to 18
1(1.5%)
is too high and should be lowered to 21
0(0.0%)
is too high and should be lowered to 25
6(9.2%)
is too high and should be lowered to 30
7(10.8%)
is just right
38(58.5%)
is too low and should be raised to 40 or more.
5(7.7%)

Also, according to Article II, the President of the United States must be a US citizen, born on US soil. In your opinion that requirement

is a good one and should remain as is
31(47.7%)
should be changed so that any US citizen who otherwise qualifies can be president, regardless of where he/she is born
34(52.3%)

Which of the following qualifications is it important, in your opinion for a President of the United States to have?

Military service
0(0.0%)
Experience as a governor of a state
0(0.0%)
Experience as a senator or congressman or congresswoman
0(0.0%)
Experience in international or diplomatic service
2(3.3%)
Experience as the treasurer of a state or large city or other significant treasury experience
0(0.0%)
Experience as a parent
1(1.6%)
Legal training
1(1.6%)
Elected to some major office at the city, state or national level
8(13.1%)
Other (please specify what)
2(3.3%)

Should the President have the right to veto legislation?

Yes. The present veto power should exist
20(31.2%)
Yes and he/she should also have a line item veto (i.e. the right to strike part of a law, while leaving the rest intact)
14(21.9%)
No, the President should not be able to strike any part of a law validly passed by congress and the senate
18(28.1%)
I'm not sure.
12(18.8%)

Under what circumstances should a President be allowed to send soldiers off to war?

If the country has been attacked first
1(1.6%)
If first approved by Congress
4(6.3%)
If subsequently approved by Congress
0(0.0%)
Without congressional approval, but Congress should have the unfettered power to bring troops home
0(0.0%)
To defend an ally
0(0.0%)
With the approval of the United Nations
0(0.0%)
To honour a treaty
0(0.0%)
To prevent an attack on the nation
0(0.0%)
To prevent an attack on an ally
0(0.0%)
Other (please comment)
2(3.2%)

Which of the following actors played the role of President of the United States best?

Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet (West Wing)
16(31.4%)
Jimmy Smits as President Matthew Santos (West Wing)
0(0.0%)
Geena Davis as President Mackenzie Allen (Commander in Chief)
1(2.0%)
D. B. Woodside as President Wayne Palmer (24)
0(0.0%)
Geoff Pearson as President John Keeler (24)
0(0.0%)
Patricia Wettis as President Caroline Reynolds (Prison Break)
0(0.0%)
Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer (24)
0(0.0%)
Robin Williams as President Tom Dobbs (Man of the Year)
4(7.8%)
John Travolta as President Jack Stanton (Primary Colours)
0(0.0%)
Bill Pullman as President Thomas Whitmore (Independence Day)
4(7.8%)
Leslie Nielson as President Harris (Scary Movie 3 and 4)
3(5.9%)
Jack Nicholson as President James Dale (Mars Attacks)
1(2.0%)
Morgan Freemas as President Tom Beck (Deep Impact)
3(5.9%)
Michael Douglas as President Andrew Shepherd (The American President)
5(9.8%)
Harrison Ford as President James Marshall (Air Force One)
6(11.8%)
Other (Please comment)
8(15.7%)
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