Here is our polling schedule for the rest of the 2009 general election season:
Tuesday, October 13th: New Jersey
Tuesday, October 20th: Virginia, Charlotte Mayor
Tuesday, October 27th: Virginia, New Jersey
Sunday, November 1st/Monday, November 2nd: Virginia, New Jersey, Charlotte Mayor, Chapel Hill Mayor
Those who have been following us for a while may remember that on the Thursday and Sunday nights before the election last year we stayed up until about 5 AM crunching the numbers on the polls whose field periods had ended those nights and getting the results out as soon as possible. We'll do the same on our final round of polls for 2009 but with only four places to make final calls the nights will mercifully not be as long as they were last time. I get tired just thinking about those nights, although it was certainly fun.
We're also going to do a Maine poll sometime between now and the election but haven't settled on timing for that.
And after the election we'll be open to suggestions on how to structure our polling schedule for 2010. I anticipate we will begin monthly tracking of the Texas GOP primary for Governor in November but beyond that haven't given it much thought.