Sorry for not getting any polls out today but I think tomorrow we'll have stuff out from 5 different states which is probably a PPP record for any time not immediately before an election.
Here are the finalists for next week:
-Colorado. Even though there's nothing else of national interest on the ballot there next year it's one of the few remaining 2008 'red to blue' states that we haven't polled, which in and of itself makes it worthy of consideration.
-Connecticut. The 42 million permutations of Joe Lieberman's political future, what else is there to say?
-Nebraska. Two Republican polls have shown Ben Nelson in deep, deep trouble. I don't really doubt it but no harm in getting another set of eyes on it and speaking of 'red to blue' I'm interesting in seeing if Obama has any chance of carrying Omaha's Congressional District again (although that may prove to be irrelevant if the law is changed.)
-Rhode Island. Outgoing Governor Don Carcieri is probably the only person who could possibly beat Sheldon Whitehouse next year so interested just to see if there's a possibility of that or not...we're releasing numbers looking at a similar scenario in Wyoming tomorrow.
-Texas. Interested in seeing how much risk Kay Bailey Hutchison is at of getting Tea Partied, and whether Democrats would have any shot in the general election if she was. Also interested in seeing if a Sarah Palin nomination would give Obama any chance at winning the state because after last year that's about the only way I see it being competitive.
-West Virginia. We tested Shelley Moore Capito against Joe Manchin on our final poll before the election last year and found her doing only one point better than John Raese was on the same poll- so I really don't know how formidable of an opponent she is at this point but no harm in looking at it again now he's taken his seat in the Senate and we can also poll on the Gubernatorial race in the state.
Voting is open until Thursday. I didn't put Arizona on the list because I feel a little awkward about polling there this week but I'm open to question suggestions related to Saturday's tragedy for our national poll- as well as anything else you think we should ask.