Next week we'll have numbers from California, West Virginia, and Michigan. I know Michigan isn't exactly on the top of anyone's watch list right now but we're giving a lecture in Ann Arbor on Thursday night and need some relevant data to talk about.
One of the states we'll definitely be polling next weekend is North Carolina. Obviously we'll poll the Senate race but what stuff should we ask to get some insight on what's happening in the state besides that?
Our other state for next weekend is your choice between:
-Colorado. I think Democrats are in better shape for the Senate race than is commonly perceived but we haven't polled since Buck won the nomination and I'm interested to see where things stand.
-Connecticut. We haven't polled the state since January and I'm interested in seeing whether Richard Blumenthal really has anything to worry about or not. Always up for some Lieberman polling as well.
-Florida. The polling seems to suggest Marco Rubio is pulling away but another set of eyes on that would be good, and I'm also interested to see how Alex Sink is holding up.
-Illinois. This Senate race is arguably the most competitive in the country and by next weekend it will have been 6 weeks since we last polled it.
-Washington. I was a little surprised to see this week's spate of polls suggesting Patty Murray's starting to run away with it and am curious to see if we would confirm or deny that finding.
Voting is open until Tuesday night and please give suggestions for other questions to ask in all of these states as well.
Have a great weekend- I'm looking forward to North Carolina crushing Georgia Tech tomorrow and Michigan getting out to a 3-0 start with a win over UMASS.