It's time for another round of 'vote on where we poll.' Thanks for all the great nominations. Voting will be open until Wednesday, then we'll do the survey next weekend and start releasing it a week from Tuesday.
The finalists are:
-Arizona. This is my personal favorite, as it was last month, because I think there's a lot of interesting material here. Number one is the Governor's race- Jan Brewer may be vulnerable both in the primary and in the general election. Number two is Obama's standing- for the most part I'm not into state level 2012 Presidential polling right now but we'd make an exception here because without John McCain at the top of the ticket this might be one of the most flippable states. And I'm also interested in McCain himself- how strong is his primary challenge and does he have any general election vulnerability? We'll test Janet Napolitano against him because nothing's ever impossible, but are there any more realistic people worth testing?
-California. I'm still interested in whether the Rasmussen poll showing Carly Fiorina within four points of Barbara Boxer had any merit to it and obviously the Governor's race is interesting too.
-Georgia. For most of the first half of 2009 I felt this was the Senate pick up possibility for 2010 that Democrats should have been paying attention to but weren't. That's mostly because we found Johnny Isakson with a 30% approval rating last fall and a high level of ambivalence toward him- very Burr like numbers. The downward trend for Democrats nationally has me less bullish on the potential competitiveness there but if things go back in the other direction I want to see if it's still a race worth watching. We'd probably look at some of the candidates in the crowded Democratic field for Governor against Isakson.
-Missouri. We haven't seen any polling on the Robin Carnahan-Roy Blunt match up since the Democratic recession started and I'm curious as to whether she's feeling it like everyone else.
-Ohio. We polled here three months ago and found John Kasich within the margin of error against Ted Strickland. I wouldn't be surprised given the way everything else has shifted since then if the GOP has the lead in that race now. Jennifer Brunner and Lee Fisher had solid leads over Rob Portman back then, and I wonder if that's changed as well.
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