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Much better
28% (100 votes)
little better
25% (89 votes)
about the same
29% (105 votes)
little worse
7% (24 votes)
much worse
12% (43 votes)
Total votes: 361

2010 Poll

The poll title simply says '2010'. What exactly would I be voting on? It's ambiguous, at least to me.

re: 2010 poll

the year in general. 2009 sucked in a lot of areas, especially the economy. Do you think 2010 will be better, worse, or about the same as than 2009?

China, Singapore, Taiwan

Based on these results, Tux Machines readers are optimists.

2010 will be a good year... for China, Singapore, Taiwan...

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