Last week, we asked readers if their day was disrupted Sept. 30 because of heavy rains and street flooding. Opinions were nearly even, with 'no' slightly edging out 'yes' votes. Regardless of level of inconvenience, many readers noted detours because of flooded roads, flooded basements or other damage to trees and homes, slow travel and being smart and staying home. The full results of that poll are shown on the graphic below.

This week, we're asking readers to weigh in on pay for inmates at Maine State Prison. Our Searchlight Investigation series — see part 2 in this week's print edition for the full story — has revealed that prisoners are required to perform work duties while incarcerated but not all are paid. Those who are paid often make less than minimum wage.

Participation in On The Line polls is free and anonymous. You must visit to take our latest On The Line poll.

Results appear in The Republican Journal and are published online each Wednesday.

For more information email Stephanie Grinnell at or call 338-3333 ext. 110.

Editor's note: On The Line polls are not scientific samplings of local opinion, but they do offer readers an opportunity to share their views online and in the newspaper.