Monday, March 7, 2011

Taking suggestions...

We'll have our Maine and Missouri polls out starting tomorrow. On tap for this week are our national poll and one state poll. So:

-Let us know what state you'd like us to poll. We'll pick some finalists and put it to a vote starting tomorrow night and voting will be open until Wednesday night.

-Let us know who you would like to see as the bonus Republican on our national poll in addition to the usual folks we test against Barack Obama, which are Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney. The only people we won't consider are those who've been included in the last six months- that's Ron Paul, Glenn Beck, Marco Rubio, and Michele Bachmann. We'll pick finalists and have a vote on this as soon as we've wrapped up the vote for what state to poll this week. We may even poll the top two vote getters this time around.

-Also let us know any other questions you think we should ask on the national poll, be they about the 2012 Presidential race or something else.

Thanks!

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd really like to see Ohio for your next poll. It will be very interesting to see how popular Gov Kasich's anti-collective bargaining proposals are, given that the Democrats and unions are saying that they may push to submit those proposals to a referendum. Also Sherrod Brown's reelection will undoubtedly be one of the big senate races to watch in 2012.

Rich Bradley said...

Gotta get Connecticut at some point. Also, Santorum.

Anonymous said...

Chris Christie would be a great name to throw in. It would be very interesting to see which frontrunner he would draw from.

Jordan said...

It would be great to see some numbers from New Jersey and maybe add Condi Rice or Dirk Kempthorne for the presidential polls.

Anonymous said...

Connecticut
Washington (including WA-Gov)
Hawaii
New Hampshire
Oregon

joe said...

I'd like to see Rand Paul or Gary Johnson

Anonymous said...

Montana would be an interesting state to poll, with Tester facing a tough race. Also, it would be interesting to see just how far Obama's approval has fallen there since 2008 and if he would have any chance of making it competitive again next year.
For President, I think you gotta try Pawlenty.

Anonymous said...

Ohio or Florida Senate races, and maybe throw Christie, Daniels or Jeb Bush into the ring for President.

Aron said...

Rudy Giuliani

Andrew Carden said...

New Hampshire and Rudy Giuliani, please.

Anonymous said...

For the national poll, Chris Christie. The hottest name on the Republican side of the aisle. Also, I don't know if you've done this yet, but it would be good to get another look at what that general public thinks of public-sector unions and collective bargaining.

State: Nevada. I'd like to see how Heller does in the primary field and what Dems run well against him.

Anonymous said...

You've got to do MS sometime! The election is coming up soon and the field is set... even though there's an expectation of how it's going to turn out it would be nice to see some hard numbers.

Perhaps even more urgent, though, is WV - that crazy 5-way Dem primary is only 2 months away and it would be nice to get a read on it now that we know definitively who's in and who's out.

Anonymous said...

Considering that Ensign announced his retirement today, how about including Nevada as a polling option?

Anonymous said...

Connecticut for sure, and also Hawaii since Akaka retired

Charlie said...

Would love to see Vermont. Not just Sanders v. Salmon, but also Sanders v. ex-gov Douglas, around whom there is some speculation. Also, Gov. Shumlin up for re-election in 2012, so could test his approvals and against various opponents.

Anonymous said...

IF you poll Santorum, ask, "have you ever googled Santorum's name?" or something of that sort.

Anonymous said...

States: Nevada, Ohio (for reaction to Kasich.)

Please don't do Hawaii; that would be really boring (for one thing, we don't know who's running yet, for another, no way any Republican wins Akaka's seat... this is the state with exactly ONE Republican in the State Senate (they lost 'half' of their seats even in 2010!)


Could you also do a question of "did you vote Democratic or Republican for your Representative in 2010?" And a who would you vote for in 2012 question (idea is to figure out if the heavy swings were temporary or permanent or bit of each.) Perhaps that for state legislature too.

sacman701 said...

I'd like to see Pawlenty polled. He's going to run, and could plausibly win.

Sean Ryan said...

New Hampshire,the president doesn't seem to be polling well there.

Also.. how about Nevada, Ensign just announced he won't be running for re-election. Who are the strong candidates for both Dems and Repubs?

Sean Ryan said...

How about state wide NJ. Menendez is up for re-election.

Steve said...

Utah and Arkansas.

Utah: Hatch numbers, Huntsman Jr. included/not included in GOP primary, Fredette vs. Obama compared to Huckabee vs. Obama. What do Mormons think of Evangelicals?

Arkansas: Compare Huckbabee's number in Utah with Romney's numbers here vs. Obama and GOP primary numbers, Huckabee vs. Bill Clinton (can't run)hypothetical matchup. Like SC, what do Evangelicals think of Mormons?

Andrew said...

Herman Cain added to the national poll.

Shashank said...

North Dakota. Conrad's retiring and I'd like to see Heitkamp vs. Berg/other republican numbers.

NRH said...

New Hampshire, definitely. Get the approve/disapprove numbers on the state legislature to find out just how much people are regretting staying home last November now, and state-level 'which party would you prefer to control state government.'

For a bonus Republican, how about doing something that gets a different sort of information than the immediate 'who runs best?' I'm thinking that if you polled Obama against Ronald Reagan, you'd get some very interesting data about how Reagan is viewed across party and, more significantly, generational lines. Anybody under 45 today never voted for Reagan and essentially knows him only by his mythology on the right and his actual history on the left. You'd also get some very interesting information about how he would do in a Republican primary today - he did, after all, raise taxes more than once, was responsible for Iran-Contra, and so on and so forth. He might well run poorly among those who identify as Tea Party supporters. Ultimately, I think that matchup would be a much more informative one than some third-tier potential candidate pondering a vanity campaign.

The Little said...

Hrm...New Hamsphire and Hawaii. And, I'll go w/ Giuliani and Christie for the presidential race.

Anonymous said...

Ohio, Dakotas, and Oklahoma, please.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Add Pawlenty!

BDBopper said...

Indiana hasn't been polled at all. Interested to see who wins the poll with and without Daniels in the race. Also a Senate race Mourdock vs Lugar GOP primary poll.

Anonymous said...

Ohio Senate and Mitch Daniels in the presidential. He just won a straw poll in Oregon! Showing some strength

James D said...

Mitch Daniels in the presidental. Hawaii for senate/house races

Anonymous said...

Connecticut. This is getting pathetic, definitely need to test the primaries on both and find out how competitive the general is.

Anonymous said...

Poll either Santorum, Pawlenty, or Huntsman.

Poll in NH, CT, OH, or NV.

Ask about legalized online poker

Anonymous said...

A recent Epic-MRA (yes, likely voters, I know) had Obama down by 5 points to Romney--but only considered Romney. Could you consider a poll with Obama up against Romney, Huck, et. al?

Anonymous said...

Ohio! - Obama numbers, Kasich numbers, Brown Numbers. Want to see if Kasich just gave Obama the 2012 election.

New Hampshire - Obama Numbers, GOP Primary

Montana - Tester Numbers, Schweitzer numbers

Bob said...

Montana and New Hampshire

Anonymous said...

I'd say hold off on Ohio until the budget has been announced and digested by the populace in a few weeks. By most accounts, it will be a very, very unpopular budget. Then poll Ohio.

I'd add Trump to the GOP pres list.

Anonymous said...

Could probably add Pawlenty for all presidential national polling going forward. He's running and takes voters away from Romney. Without including him, Romney's numbers might be a little higher than they should be.

For a one time add-on, try Trump. Not because he'll win, but because he's the only one with big time name recognition at this point. Or Christie

Anonymous said...

Presidential wild card polling - Scott Walker. Nobody has gotten more media attention lately and he should probably cash in on the fame now before he gets defeated in the next election.

Anonymous said...

It`s time to poll Mississippi.

Bonus Republican: Rick Santorum

Anonymous said...

New Hampshire is a MUST! you have done every single swing state except NH!

Why r u so scared of posting NH results?

Get it over with. Poll NH FOR president, Obama vs. Romney?

Anonymous said...

It's time for New Hampshire. Come on PPP.

The Interesting Times said...

Montana (Tester's reelection), Connecticut (Lieberman's open seat), or Utah (Hatch's future and how much of a Romney landslide the 2012 Republican Presidential primary would be there).

Rudy Giuliani for bonus Republican.

You've polled 2012 Republican Presidential primary voters' second choices already (and I hope you do it again). I'd also like to see a primary voters' third choices--there is a reasonably good chance that at least two of the current frontrunners will ultimately decline to run, and I'd like to know what that would mean for the outcome. (For example, who would conservatives coalesce around if both Huckabee and Palin declined to run?)

Anonymous said...

Hawaii

Anonymous said...

Indiana

GOP Senate Primary (Lugar/Mourdock)
Daniels Approval
House Ds Approval (Walkout)
Vouchers
Governor (Pence, Myers, Donnelly)

As for POTUS, agree with most names.

Brian J said...

I'll suggest Montana, for both the presidential and senate races; Georgia, for the presidential race; South Carolina, for the presidential race; Texas, for both the presidential and the senate races; or New Hampshire, for the presidential race.

BOSMAN said...

Florida

Include Barbour or DeMint

NH,

Just to confirm Romney by landslide!

CT

Include Christie

Anonymous said...

Since gay marriage might become legal (and then might go on the ballot afterwards) here in Maryland, you should definitely do a poll of Marylanders' attitudes toward same sex marriage at some point. Please!

John in Baltimore

Anonymous said...

Ohio: Collective bargaining, Kasich, the pres. race, and Brown.
Indiana: Gov race, Senate race esp. with match ups versus Murdock.
Pres: Try Chris Christie.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Santorum

Granny T said...

I see several people wanting a new poll for New Hampshire. Don't they realize you polled them in Nov. and three other polling companies have polled NH since the midterms? Romney leads by double digits in all four of the polls done by four different polling companies. We don't need another NH poll anytime soon unless there is a local election coming up.

How about one of the states you haven't polled yet like OR, ID, WY, ND, UT, KS, OK, AR, MS, AL, LA, NY, VT, GA? I realize you can't poll Indiana unless you can get some volunteers.

 
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