We're going to have a ton of stuff out next week:
*NC-8: We'll look at the Republican House runoff between Tim D'Annunzio and Harold Johnson as well as the general election match ups with Larry Kissell both head to head and including Wendell Fant as a third party candidate. We started this poll last night and I've never seen such a huge disparity between how two potential opponents fared against an incumbent...Republican leaders are absolutely correct that Johnson is viable for the fall and D'Annunzio is not.
*Illinois: We're looking at the races for Governor and Senate with a particular focus on how much attention the voters are paying to the controversy about Mark Kirk's military record. For fun we're gaging the approval ratings of Lou Piniella, Ozzie Guillen, and Tony LaRussa with their teams' partisans.
*Louisiana: The main focus here is obviously the oil spill. We're asking a bunch of stuff about about how Obama's handled it, how Bush handled Katrina, who they think did a better job, what they think about offshore drilling, etc. And we'll also take a look at one of the most infrequently polled potentially competitive Senate races in the country between David Vitter and Charlie Melancon.
Looking forward I'm interested in doing a Virginia poll next week...the state has seen virtually no polling since the change in administration. I'm interested in seeing how Bob McDonnell and Ken Cuccinelli have held up, looking at how voters feel about Jim Webb and George Allen, etc. Virginians let's crowdsource this poll- what do we need to be asking?
We'll do at least one and maybe two 2010 race polls next weekend as well...what states should we look toward next? Have a good weekend!