Monday, March 8, 2010

Taking suggestions...

We didn't set it up this way intentionally but it's once again 2012 and North Carolina week...I kind of like doing those polls together each month. So we're taking suggestions on:

-Who to include as the wild card 2012 Republican candidate (we test Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney every month.) We're trying to switch up who we put in the poll each month, so we'll consider anyone other than John Thune, David Petraeus, Tim Pawlenty, and Ron Paul who have all been included in the last four months.

-As always we're open to suggestions about interesting questions to put on the national poll. In January we looked at trust in television news, in December it was whether people preferred Obama or Bush, in November we looked at the extent to which folks think ACORN stole the 2008 election, and in September we measured feelings of Obama as the 'Anti-Christ.' Ideas for outside the box questions/lines of questioning are much appreciated.

-And we're always looking for interesting trends to look at in North Carolina besides the stuff we ask every month.

Thanks as always for the suggestions...

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mitch Daniels.

I find it pretty silly to be polling 2012 this far out, Huckabee is pretty clearly not running, and Palin is doubtful.

RYAN said...

GOP 2012 - Mitch Daniels

Outside the box - is Obama vulnerable to a credible primary challenge?

Plans to Prosper said...

Two ideas for the 4th Republican:

1) Marco Rubio. Although he isn't technically a national politican yet, there's a lot of buzz around him. It's worth noting that he seems to be in about the same position now as Obama was in 2004. It'd be interesting to see how he stacks up against the regulars.

2) Jim DeMint. He's gotten a lot of national coverage thanks to the Tea Party. If he decides to run, he could probably do very well.

MuskogeePolitico said...

1. Mitch Daniels.
2. Would you vote for a 3rd Party candidate, Presidential and/or congressional?

Anonymous said...

How about Scott Brown?

Cpt. Robespierre said...

Rick Perry.

wwmiv said...

RICK PERRY
DICK CHENEY
JEB BUSH

Christian Liberty said...

I agree with Ryan. The biggest wildcard for the 2012 election is not the identity of the Republican candidate but rather the identity of the Democrat candidate. Americans will want change and ANY Republican candidate would be the candidate of change. The real wildcard is who the mantle of change will pass to for the Democrats. Will the mantle pass to Hillary? or Dean? or Bayh? Or will blind loyalty and insiders' connections and fears of division keep the Democrats' hopes fixated on the president with the biggest first-year drop in public approval?

Anonymous said...

why not choose someone with high name recognition like Glenn Beck or Scott Brown?

Trent said...

Gen. Colin Powell.

Anonymous said...

Some progressively more outside the box questions -

Should Governors be allowed to fill vacancies through appointments?

Should the President be elected by popular vote?

Would you support a Constitutional Convention to revise the Constitution?

Should the United States remain one country or should it be split up into smaller countries?

Al Brewer said...

Olympia Snowe

OSUPhantom said...

Jeb Bush
Scott Brown

Also, ask about replacing the current tax system with something like the FairTax or a flat income tax.

Anonymous said...

I simply adore how posters equivocably are in the "know" that "clearly Huckabee isn't running." The only thing clear is that, if enough people believe this, you are simply leaving the door open for a Huckaboom II when he jumps in. If Obama is not beatable, then Huckabee wont' run -- otherwise, he will be there.

It is so ridiculous that the candidate that has 10 out of 11 consective months done the best against Obama, one time been one point back and actually been the only republican to overtake Obama (by one point granted but no one else did as much) and has been holding himself solidly in all the polls -- why "he" should been the one "clearly not running."

Very foolish to make statements on wishful thinking -- or inaccurate evidence -- when every poll, every event that he attends vis-v-vis crowds and his "first in the weekend" TV ratings --show the opposite.

Oh, well -- to each his own!

Anonymous said...

Jim DeMint

Anonymous said...

Gary Johnson. He is going to run for President in 2012.

DJ Tablesauce said...

1. Mitch Daniels, due to his big announcement
2. Jeb Bush, to test just how much Bush hatred still lingers.

Anonymous said...

Mitch Daniels!

Anonymous said...

Jeb Bush. Great politician except he has the B word for his last name.

PolticalJunkie2008 said...

Rick Santorum

James said...

Definitely Mitch Daniels.. he is leaning towards a run.

Anonymous said...

MITCH DANIELS
SCOTT BROWN
RICK PERRY

Wade Eyerly said...

I'd like to see polling on Haley Barbour. He would make a nice compliment to Romney on the ticket.

Brian Roastbeef said...

Mitch Daniels is getting a lot of support from Erick and Redstate crowd, try him out.

Or possibly Rick Perry, coming off of his big primary win.

Anonymous said...

I think more polling should be done which assesses the knowledge of the electorate. Clearly, that is what the administration is quietly doing: doing what is right even though the electorate is too ignorant to understand it.

AuntPittypat said...

Paul Ryan
Mike Pence

Anonymous said...

Rick Perry, Mitch Daniels and again, Thanks a ton Tom for your massive work and for next time reveal beforehand what you're polling to build the suspense like the elected where to poll ones...

Anonymous said...

Mitch Daniels
Newt Gingrich
Jeb Bush
Gary Johnson-Just to see polling since he is running
Rick Santroum-See above

Anonymous said...

Steve Forbes. He has been more active lately, maybe getting ready for 2012?
Dan Quayle- See Forbes.
They both have been traveling and fundraising for candidates across the country.
Question- Do you support term limits for members of Congress?
If the HCR bill is passed, would you support a repeal of it?

Anonymous said...

1. Newt Gingrich
2. Should the Senate eliminate rules such as 'Holds' like Sen Bunning used to block unemployment insurance, or the filibuster?

Vinny said...

Congressmen Mike Pence and Paul Ryan both seem to be stepping up as a leader for conservatives.

David said...

GOP 2012:
Poll with Rubio, Daniels, or Giuliani.

Interesting question:

Would you support significant tax increases if it meant preventing social security and medicare from facing significant cuts?

Do you believe Islamic nations are tolerant of other religions?

Do you believe that the news stories you generally read, hear, or see are the most important stores of the day or the result of a personal, corporate, or political campaign to shape the news?

Timothy said...

Q1: Would you vote for Hillary Clinton if she decides to challenge Obama for the nomination again?

Q2: Would you say the recent rash of earthquakes is caused by global warming?

Anonymous said...

Newt Gingrich... He's almost certainly running.

wpw said...

GOP 2012 - Chris Christie

PNC said...

How about polling Democrats' Presidential primary choices?

Obama vs. Dean
Obama vs. Clinton
Obama vs. Dean vs. Clinton

Maybe even Obama vs. Dean vs. Clinton vs. Texas' Bill White?

PNC said...

One other possible question...

Take ten GOP Presidential contenders for 2012. Ask respondents which TWO candidates would make the best President-VP ticket.

Anonymous said...

Governor Huckabee is clearly the people's choice and, having topped almost every poll out there. If he thinks Obama can be beaten, he will MOST CERTAINLY run. This country needs him now more than ever. I think the nominee will be Huckabee or Romney. My money is on Huck.

Anonymous said...

You could poll Roy & the rest of the statewide officeholders.

Generic ballot for state legislature.

 
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