Voting is now open on where we will poll this coming weekend. We will do the top two vote getters, unless they're both Congressional districts in which case we'll do one statewide poll and one Congressional poll.
Here are the finalists:
-Maryland. For whatever reason this is a rarely polled state. With races for both Governor and Senator it'd be interesting to see if there's anything to see here.
-Nebraska 2nd Congressional District (Lee Terry.) Do Democrats have real opportunities for offense anywhere? This is a good test case in a district where they almost won in 2008 and arguably now have a stronger candidate.
-New Mexico. Barack Obama's popularity has really declined in some of the Mountain West states where he did so well in 2008...is the same true here? And if so, does that mean a heated race for Governor this fall?
-Ohio 12th Congressional District (Pat Tiberi.) Like NE-2, interested in seeing how good Democratic opportunities are for offense. This is a district that went strongly for Obama but did not have a viable Democratic Congressional candidate last time around.
-Oklahoma 2nd Congressional District (Dan Boren.) This is one of those 'how bad is it?' places for Democrats. If Boren's in trouble you have to wonder what Dem in a district that voted for McCain isn't.
-Texas. I hear there's a little primary of interest here later this month...
-Virginia 5th Congressional District. (Tom Perriello.) Perriello's win in 2008 would have to rank as one of the five biggest surprises on the House side. Does he have any shot at reelection in this brutal political climate?
-Washington. The conventional wisdom about what is and isn't vulnerable has changed a lot in the wake of the Massachusetts race...does Patty Murray have anything to worry about?
Voting is open until Thursday morning.