I have answered every single one of them in the same way. Yes, actually; we're in an awful state, our form is dreadful, I don't see where our next win is coming from, and if we do stay up, it will be because not enough of the teams below us will achieve enough points to send us over the cliff and into the Championship.
As I said, poor wind-up value. Not much of a reaction for rival fans to gleefully feed off. There is, after all, little fun to be had in baiting someone who refuses to take the bait. And while I cannot speak for every single Villa fan, I'll happily make a reasoned assumption that a good many have adopted my attitude for much of the season: braced for failure. The situation the club now finds itself in is entirely predictable. Villa relegated? I saw the possibility months ago. I can't have been alone.
The past few days have been near-disastrous for Villa. A 0-0 draw at home to Sunderland - a fortuitous draw, as it turned out, with a clearly onside Niclas Bendtner scoring and then being flagged - may have earned us another point in our inch-by-inch battle for survival, but with QPR and Blackburn both winning, it was actually a backward step; two rivals gaining two points on our total. Wigan may have fallen to Fulham but that didn't make a significant difference. Those Rangers and Rovers victories served to have a concertina effect on the table with points gaps tightening. The very last thing Villa wanted.
On to Tuesday night, and the visit of Bolton - six points behind Villa but with two games in hand. Quickly christened a 'must-win' match, and of course it was that. A home victory would have just confirmed Villa's survival. But what it was, beyond anything else, was a 'must not lose' match. We had to ensure Bolton used up one of their precious games in hand, and not take all three points.
We didn't do that. Instead, inexplicably, from taking the lead just after the hour, Villa caved in, conceding two goals in the ensuing two minutes and losing the match. Bolton have now closed to within three points of us, with a game in hand, while QPR and Wigan remain two points behind us.
Even writing Blackburn off now - which is unfair and inadvisable - the reality of the situation is that Villa need one of those three teams breathing down our necks to stumble. Villa's form is so dire - one win in 13 league games, just two league wins in 2012 - that it is difficult to see where the next win is coming from.
Away at near neighbours West Brom on Saturday? At home - where Villa have won just four times in the league this season, and only once since November - to Spurs? Away at Norwich, on the final day of the season? It's impossible to view any of these fixtures with confidence.
The three teams directly below us all have a reasonable amount of momentum, so while they have tough matches coming up, they have shown enough to suggest they are capable of points. After all, who would have predicted Wigan beating Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United in recent weeks, or QPR defeating Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs?
Not many, and yet in these fixtures both Wigan and QPR defied expectations to win. They played the game, not the occasion, and came out on top. Something that Villa, led by a manager who all too often has trotted out the, ''they' have a different agenda to us' in deference to the opposition, have failed to do all season.
It's only now, with three games to go, that the wider footballing world is waking up to Villa's plight. Ah - maybe those so-called bitter and ungrateful Villa fans who rallied against McLeish's appointment initially were basing their opinions on something with more foundation than the fact he moved across from Birmingham City, after all? Perhaps they weren't behaving like spoiled children? Perhaps they had a point, based on McLeish's track record of results, style of play, and approach to the game? Perhaps they saw all this coming?
The signs have been here for most of the campaign. The feeble, meek capitulation at Spurs, the damage-limitation exercises at home to Liverpool and Manchester United. The lame draws at Wigan and Blackburn, settling for a single point when the bigger prize was there for the taking. McLeish celebrating a home point against Stoke on Easter Monday with a clenched fist salute, believing that was enough. It wasn't, not when we could all see teams below us pushing themselves to the next level.
It's almost a relief to be here, now. The state of Aston Villa is no longer a secret. It's out in the open, dirty linen and all. Now the manager talks of rallying the troops, every game being a battle; as if worn-out cliches alone can save us. Regardless of the outcome - and I do feel we will stay up, even if it's by a single point - Villa shouldn't be anywhere near this position.
It was observed and reported that, after the Bolton game, owner Randy Lerner and chief executive Paul Faulkner were on hand after the hand to console and encourage McLeish. Their responsibilities extend quite a bit further than that.