Friday, April 9, 2010

Taking your suggestions...

Going to let you all pick at least one of the places we poll next week, maybe both. We'll take your suggestions over the weekend and put it to a vote on Monday.

We'll consider 2010 Senate and Gubernatorial races and House races as well, although if we're going to poll a House race it really needs to be one of national interest. Stupak would have been a good choice until he retired.

We're not going to poll something we did in the last couple months again and we're not going to poll something there are a million surveys out there on...beyond that fire away!

76 comments:

Brandon K said...

Any chance you can do the FL-19 Special thats coming up Tuesday?

Jim said...

As a resident of the Grand Canyon State, I'd like to see two from here, both of which have garnered national attention: McCain/Hayworth in the Senate GOP primary and the CD8 race to unseat Giffords.

McCain and Hayworth needs no explanation, but the CD8 race is also very interesting. Jonathan Paton just reported $500K for Q1, but is a late-comer to the race against Jesse Kelly, whose been in for more than a year. The winner of that gets to face Giffords, who has thus far held that GOP district, but not under these political tradewinds.

Bharat said...

NY-23! We need to see some new york polling.

Anonymous said...

How about Washington State? A new Murray vs. Rossi poll would be very interesting to see, especially given his recent DC activity.

Anonymous said...

The OK-5 GOP primary. There are six different candidates, including three strong ones (Calvey, Thompson and Lankford). The latter, James Lankford, made waves for his huge online following (well over 10,000 Facebook fans back several months, ago, more than twice as much as the nearest Oklahoma politician - and that number has grown).

Anonymous said...

PA-12 is very unique, voted for Kerry and McCain but otherwise on the local level and party registration it is a Dem district, but I'm (not only me) more interested in HI-1 where it seems that Dems might be quite nervous of a Republican pickup with 2 Dems fighting it out hard, it's not so overwhelmingly Dem (put aside '08 and Obama home state effect), Bush won 47% there in '04

Anonymous said...

Tom Jensen,

Indiana or Arkansas or both if you can do it.

The Last you polled Arkansas it was late Jan. with no evidence Halter would challenge Lincoln.

We dearly need a Primary Poll here. On the GOP Side it would be nice to see if Boozman really has the Inside Track here.

On Indiana:

The Republican Primary between Coats, Hostettler and Stutzman. We've a good 3 weeks to the Primary and there isn't a single Poll out for the Primary Race.

Anonymous said...

Maryland? Please? Nobody will vote for it, so make an executive decision.

Anonymous said...

How about the WI-Gov Republican primary? Also WI-Sen will likely have a new candidate to challenge Feingold and it isn't Tommy Thompson: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/90093502.html

Chuck said...

Hawaii. Gov, Special House race, Civil Unions.

Jeff said...

I'd suggest New Hampshire: Rasmussen's done all the polling there within the couple of months so it can't hurt to have a second set of eyes. The GOP Senate Primary is pretty under-polled so it will be good to check the conventional wisdom that Ayotte may have a tough time.

Dave said...

It's very strange that there's a ton of polling on the Indiana, Washington, and Arkansas general elections but none on the Republican primaries. We're left to assume Stutzman has no chance. Are Hostetler and Coats neck and neck?

The Arkansas primary has five candidates Rasmussen says poll better than Lincoln but we have no idea which candidate and which poll to pay most attention to.

Likewise Washington is loaded with candidates if Rossi doesn't run. No one is polling that well against Murray yet, but that may change.

Could Bob Bennett really lose a primary? What about a hypothetical Steele-Mikulski match-up in Maryland?

Jeff said...

How about the Hawaii special election?

Christian Liberty said...

California.

Senate: We know Boxer is in trouble. But how much trouble will Mickey Kaus cause her in the primary?

Governor: What can explain Brown's lackluster numbers?

Anonymous said...

As democrat, interested in:

NH-Sen
AZ-Gov
ME-Gov
RI-Gov

And for the House:

LA-02
FL-08
PA-11

Anonymous said...

KS-04

Anonymous said...

Arkansas Primary. There has been 0 polls of the DEM Primary that Halter has a real chance to win. (R2K doesn't count, they are a Democratic pollster) And is insurgent Gilbert Baker topping out over Congressman Boozman in the Republican Primary? There's been no poll on that race, and it would show how both the right wing base (Baker) and the left wing base (Halter) candidates are doing.

Indiana. Competitive Republican primary coming up, how is Ellsworth doing in the general election?

H1-01: I wouldn't worry as much about the congressional race in Florida. But this one definitely needs polling.

PA-12: Same as above.

KS-04: How is Raj Goyle doing with all his money?

Anonymous said...

Maryland - Governor's Race.

We need polling data there ASAP.

Patrick said...

Indiana would be a good choice. There's a competitive GOP Senate primary, a competitive general Senate election, and three competitive House races: IN-02, IN-08, and IN-09. It might also be interesting to see how Mitch Daniels' approval ratings are holding up, and how Hoosiers might view a potential Presidential run by Daniels.

Another suggestion would be LA-02. Most people are assuming that Rep. Cao is toast, but I haven't seen any polling of the district to back that up yet.

Keep up the good work guys.

Anonymous said...

Delaware House race is heating up! Definitely worth a look now.

Anonymous said...

Poll upcoming special elections in Hawaii, Penn, and even do NY ( not official having one)

Poll Skeleton in MO

wt said...

Hawaii House would be interesting. FL-19 special if you can publish it by Monday or Tuesday.

What about the Ohio house races with Driehouse and Kaptur? Actually a lot of good choices in Ohio. Maybe you can do a state-wide poll and then your sample will probably include a lot of different house districts.

Anonymous said...

Do California and Michigan, plenty of stuff to release in polls from that state

Anonymous said...

I nominate FL 8, FL 19th special and Maryland. Buy FL 19 is my first choice

Moe Lane said...

I actually think that MI-01 would still be interesting, with the new presumptive front-runners.

Jeffrey said...

Two suggestions (here's hoping you haven't already done them in the past few months):

1.) MD-GOV! Ehrlich vs. O'Malley grudge match! If this is actually a race, given MD's shifting demographics since Ehrlich won in 2002, then it's Katy bar the door for the Democrats.

2.) WA-SEN. Until and unless Rossi gets into this race, I would imagine it's a non-race. But I would be interested in how you see a Murray/Rossi match-up.

Jeffrey said...

Oh, and let me also chime in with STRONG STRONG interest in some IN-SEN primary polling on the GOP side. It seems that everyone has just assumed Coats is a shoo-in for the nomination. But given that Hostettler is running even or slightly better than him in the general election match-up, I wonder if he's not doing better with the base than most suspect.

Anonymous said...

Hawaii special has sparked a lot of national attention this week for the Case-Hannbussa fight and the pendidng DCCC endorsement of Case. Could see how accurate DCCC poll showing 32-32-27, Case-Djou-HAnnabusa is. And since Hawaii is a small state, you could also test the whole state and poll the Gov/Sen races.

Sean said...

Why is anyone asking to explain Jerry Browns numbers?

Um hello, Whitman has spent what 40 Million and Brown has spent next to 0 and he's tied with her in virtually every poll.

Why don't wingnuts ask why Meg isn't doing better?

Armchair Editorialist said...

I'm thinking Colorado or Arizona. Interesting to see if Palin takes away a bunch of Huck's support. Plus, the primary numbers on Mac/Hayworth should be interesting.

Bryan said...

Hawaii and PA congressional races. Remember when Rasmussen poll showed Brown down just 2 in MA? He set the tone of the coverage. You can too with this one!

Adam Mac said...

I would really like to see AZ-8

James D said...

-Grayson in FL-08
-NH senate/Gov
-LA-02
-Cali senate/govt
-Indiana Senate

Anonymous said...

Maryland GOV. Likely to be one of toughest in 2010.

Julian Stolz said...

PA 15 Primary and general with 3rd party
PA 12 special
IN Senate primary PLEASE
CO Senate primary

Anonymous said...

Arizona senate primary/general.

book said...

LA-Sen, LA-02 & LA-03
See if Stormy's switch affects Vitter at all or if Melancon's ethics charges are affecting vitter. See if Cao is as vulnerable as everyone says. Downer announced in LA-03. How big is the gap there? Big gap in LA-03 tells us what's happening in the South.

AR-Sen (Dem & Rep primaries & Generals), AR-01, AR-02
What's up with Halter Lincoln? What's going on with Repubs? Which Repub and Dem strongest in general? Also, what going on in AR-01 and AR-02?

HI-01 - what's going on there in that special?

MO-Sen and MO-04
What's going on with Missouri Senate and Skelton?

TN-08 - What's going on there?

WV-01, WV-02 - what's going on there?

And what about Kentucky Senate? What about KY Democrats in Congress, Chandler and Yarmuth??

Anonymous said...

Indiana-SEN hasnt really had any recent polling.

Anonymous said...

Colorado 4 - Betsy Markey

How is her health care vote going to play even with the local paper switching from against the bill to endorsing her vote?

Idaho 1 - Walk Minnick
Maryland 1 - Frank Kratovil
Mississippi 1 - Travis Childers
New Hampshire 1 - Carol Shea-Porter
Ohio 1 - Steve Dreihaus
Ohio 15 - Mary Jo Kilroy

Are any of these retainable?

Louisiana 2 - Cao

Does he even stand a chance?

Anonymous said...

Florida 8 - Alan Grayson.

Is his outspokenness an issue?

South Carolina 2 - Joe Wilson

Is his outspokenness still an issue?

Minnesota 6 - Michele Bachmann

Is her delusional mentality a liability?

New Hampshire 2 - Paul Hodes

Should we be worried about this open seat even though the Democratic candidates are outraising former Rep. Bass?

Anonymous said...

Maryland Ehrlich vs O'Malley. Saw Ehrlich yesterday and said this could be a nationally watched race. Could be interesting.

Anonymous said...

Alabama 2 - Bobby Bright

His internal poll put him way ahead of councilwoman Martha Ruby. Does this hold up in the real world?

Anonymous said...

Tom, You have an opportunity for big media attention with a poll on IN Sen GOP Primary because there isn't yet any poll there, a poll on the general election won't hurt either. also PA-12 and HI-1 are needed. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I understand not a democrat pollster without interest in LA-02, AZ-Gov and IL-10.

Anonymous said...

Indiana needs to be polled.

One of the most underpolled states.

Anonymous said...

well.. since
my suggestions of the 4th republican to poll of Newt or Guiliani or Perry were added to the poll... and both Newt and Perry ran neck and neck... let me chime in again on this...

Some states where there hasn't been a ton of polling.

Florida, the FL8 or FL24 .. grayson and kosmas seats


NH gets alot of polling from the local media, college polls and rass.. but a look at the GOP sentate primary, and general
and the Gov race seems to be tightening also... Gov Lynch in NH 2 yrs ago was one of the most popular governors and my how things have shifted.. will he have a tough time now


Any of the Upstate NY house seats, that were wiped clean from the GOP in 2006 and 2008 would be interesting.


hard to pick one house seat that has national interest.

If you were looking at a place doesn't have much polling, MI could be a place to go also... GOP and Dem Primaries for GOV


Or Minnesota... tho i think you will find in MN candidates that just not well known yet.

I think whatever you pick, picking a seat where a dem holds that should be at least lean dem, to see how well they are doing against an at least moderately funded challenger far in telling how other dems might bein trouble.

Maybe Nye or Connolly in VA could be good choices to poll. Obama did win those districts but with no higher ups on the ballot how does it effect them when they are the only draw on the ballot


food for thought.

Anonymous said...

indiana, new york

Ed said...

Pennsylvania-7 would be a interesting race. The Dem candidate Bryan Lentz has been pushing hard in the media to label his Republican opponent of having systemic petition fraud.

It would be nice to see numbers on how this race is shaping up.

Christian Liberty said...

It's amazing how leftists have everything completely backwards.

Alan Grayson is a radical who embarrasses himself every time he speaks.

On the contrary, Michelle Bachmann is a principled and intelligent patriot whom America loves more and more every time they get a chance to hear her wisdom.

Chuck said...

I said what I wanted, but let me add what I don't want to see time and money wasted on: WA-Sen. Rossi isn't going to run. Even if he would run, he wouldn't win against Murray.

Cpt. Robespierre said...

Maryland is wildly under-polled. I'm really curious on the O'Malley-Erlich rematch, since a conservative friend from the B'more area says O'Malley will get crushed, but I've seen nothing suggesting that's true. Or false, for that matter.

Mr. P said...

Nancy Pelosi versus John Dennis in California's 8th congressional district. He has the most visited political candidate website in the country.

tkubic46 said...

Peter Schiff's race!!!!

Anonymous said...

I highly recommend a poll on how libertarian the country really is right now. Is the Tea Party groups really making a difference? Where?

Anonymous said...

CT - Senate!

Anonymous said...

VA-2, to my knowledge it hasn't been polled yet this cycle.

Anonymous said...

Ohio-13. See if Tom Ganley is any challenge to Betty Sutton.

(OH-16 or OH-18 or 1 or 15 would be good picks too)

Also OH-12 would be interesting to see if Paula Brooks has any chance against Pat Tiberi.

Christian Liberty said...

I love how people are pretending Murray can't lose in Washington, when her numbers are even worse than Martha Coakley's (two weeks before the MA election). The delusional wishful thinking of the left is so amusing.

Anonymous said...

Hello! Indiana Senate! We have yet to see a primary poll and general election numbers are all over the board. I trust PPP much more than R2K or Rasmussen, and want to see how the race really is, and see who the Republican nominee will likely be. Also if you have time I wouldn’t mind seeing some Hawaii special polling. However my final vote is definitely Indiana, Hawaii is just a side note.

John said...

Indiana Senate GOP primary.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen any public polling of the MO-4. Ike's probably a bit of a firewall. If he's actually in trouble, then Dem's might be in a worse situation than we think, if he's not, the idea that Dems are starting to rebound might be real.

Billy said...

GOP Senate primary for Indiana. And it would be nice to see a 2012 Indiana GOP presidential primary poll.

or Connecticut 5th. Very good GOP primary plus it is a seat that the GOP could take.

Anonymous said...

New Hampshire. Competitive Senate race, competitive GOP Senate primary, a potentially competitive governor's race that could be this cycle's sleeper, and two competitive House races. You could do small-sample polling of the House races like you did with NM a few months back. The GOP presidential primary poll would be really interesting here, since NH is such an important primary state. Finally, NH is a good place to poll national issues like the healthcare bill since it votes so closely to the nation as a whole.

  said...

NH-Sen and AR-Sen, and be sure to include the primaries. ;)

A said...

Missouri Sen. Blunt has too much baggage. Carnahan is respected. Republicana year. The perfect toss-up. Most likely the best race of the year.

Anonymous said...

WV1 to see if there's anything there to Mollohan and Oliverio primary.

Anonymous said...

My vote would be for Washington state. The WA Senate race, and the two WA House districts in play, WA-3 and WA-8, neither of them have had any polling this cycle.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to voice support for doing a Massachusetts governor's race poll that'll include all the declared candidates, which would be a lot better than Rasmussen's obvious bias against third party candidates!

Anonymous said...

IL-17.

Interesting to see the shifts after Hare's support of the Health Care bill and his ensuing comments.

Zornorph said...

HA-01

Mark said...

INDIANA GOP PRIMARY

Anonymous said...

Indiana and Arkansas.

Also, Arkansas is interesting because you have a bit more of a credible Green running in that state where Greens have been running well in recent years, electing a state legislator last election. In addition, it has a prominent independent running. And it has a major primary in the Lincoln-Halter matchup. Finally, it has the open GOP contest with Boozman leading.

I am also interested in Indiana Senate simply on the Republican side. I want to see where support is leaning. There are so many variables in that primary it is almost anybody's game between the biggest three.

Jeremy Young said...

IN-03. I'd like to see how Tom Hayhurst is doing against Souder, and how Souder's faring against his deep-pocketed primary challengers.

Dave said...

I'd like to see a poll of the Massachusetts gubernatorial race that includes Jill Stein as well as Cahill, Patrick and Baker.

PNC said...

This may be too late for the moment, but it just occurred to me that, if Rand Paul wins the GOP Kentucky Senate primary, I would support a Trey Grayson independent candidacy.

With that in mind, I'd like to see how a Paul vs. Mongiardo vs. Grayson three-way race would turn out.

John said...

Everyone is talking about the fact that its an anti-incumbent year and how the Tea Party might benefit. But they are ignoring the established anti-incumbent party, the Green Party. The pollsters won't even put Jill Stein, the green gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts, into their poll questions. Why the news blackout? Is it only right wingers that can be mentioned?

 
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