Besides Maine we also have our Virginia and national polls coming out this week starting Wednesday. Here's the tentative schedule:
-We'll have our newest Virginia Governor numbers. Do voters think Deeds is overplaying McDonnell's thesis? Is the electorate trending more Democratic or Republican? Those are some of the key issues we're going to delve into.
-On the national survey we'll have our monthly look at Obama's approval and where health care is. We also took your suggestion to look at how his daughters are perceived- do Republicans dislike even them?- and whether voters think he 'loves' America.
-The monthly 2012 poll. We swapped Tim Pawlenty in for Newt Gingrich/Jeb Bush so we'll have match ups with him, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee. We asked voters this month what they think of the Mormon religion to try to get a better idea of the impact that could have on Romney's prospects.
-Virginia approvals poll- the most noteworthy thing we looked at was a Tim Kaine/Bob McDonnell contest. How much of the problem for Democrats in Virginia is the national climate and how much of it is just Creigh Deeds? Of course the question is imperfect since Kaine isn't running a campaign and the likely voters are being determined by who Deeds can get out but it should still be interesting.
-Looking at Congress. What do voters think of the Democrats and Republicans and how is the generic ballot stacking up? We also looked at whether voters think Congressional Democrats and Republicans are too liberal or too conservative, and tried to gauge how much support there is for third parties right now.
We also asked some extremely silly questions about Balloon Boy that I want to see the results for before deciding what release to include them with or whether to do a separate one.
Stay tuned for all that over the course of this week, and next week we'll have New Jersey, Virginia, and Charlotte Mayoral polls.