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Jon Smith

Ron Kind vs Scott Walker. Jon Erpenbach vs Scott Walker.

Ben Neal

For the "fun" portion of the Nevada questionnaire, perhaps some questions on how often people gamble,etc.

Obviously, questions on the potential boycott of their primary.

Sam

Against Walker: test Barrett, Falk, Kind, Erpenbach.

Also, I'd be interested in seeing Obama favorability in Wisco, especially crosstabbed with Walker favorability.

Thanks!

Steve

It will be very interesting to see the primary results after last night's debate where Rick Perry clearly performed better than in all the previous ones and where Romney and Cain got flamed. Wisconsin would be interesting in that regard, too.
It would also be interesting to see Americans' viewpoints on the candidates in these states. Of course it would be interesting to see Scott Walker's standing of late - and the potential recall. I know you've polled the gay marriage question here before but it is interesting to see how things change or stabilize.
Thanks for the chance to give input!

SaoMagnifico

I'd like to see Rep. Ron Kind, Obey, Kagen, and Erpenbach tested in WI-Gov.

For Nevada, questions on online poker, Yucca Mountain, and prostitution would be good. Asking whether a candidate is likelier to get one's vote if he is LDS could be interesting as well. Also a fun question on what major sports franchise, if any, should expand to Las Vegas.

Matt D

Do generic ballot in both states, and ask opinion of Paul Ryan in Wisconsin, and see how he'd do in a Senate race.

In Nevada, ask whether putting Brian Sandoval in the VP slot would you more or less likely to vote for the GOP ticket.

jmartin4s

for Nevada can you do a clark, washoe, and rest of nevada subgroups. It would interesting to know how much Berkley can lose Washoe by and still win statewide. In addition, you could do someone polling by congressional district (new ones just came out).

The Interesting Times

See how many in Wisconsin want Feingold to run for President in a Democratic primary against Obama, as an independent in 2012, or in the Democratic primary in 2016.

I don't know if you were planning on doing this anyway, but I hope you'll make an "Occupy Wall Street" question a regular feature of your polling.

JohnFree

Nevada - legalization of marijuana

Bob

It'd be interesting to see Wisconsin voters' opinions on which party they would prefer control the state Senate.

For fun, you could test Aaron Rodgers vs. Scott Walker.

Badger2

For WI Gov you should test minority leader Peter Barca, Kathleen Falk, David Obey, & Tom Barrett.

jpmassar

Nevada: Ask about Romney's statement

"As to what to do for the housing industry specifically and are there things that you can do to encourage housing: One is, don't try to stop the foreclosure process. Let it run its course and hit the bottom,"

Agree or disagree?

Wisconsin: Should there be a way to recall elected officials as there is no in Wisconsin, or should it be abolished?

David

1) Nevada

I think Berkley/Heller only will suffice.

Ask if they would prefer to split their congressional districts 2-2, 3-1 Democratic or 3-1 Republican. My guess is everyone is so pissed off at both parties, 2-2 will win.

Ask favorite NCAA team, Nevada or UNLV. Also ask if they are happy Nevada is moving to the MWC with UNLV or should they have stayed in the WAC. Possibly ask something like should the MWC merge with CUSA or not.

2) Wisconsin

For Senate, I think just Republican Primary with Thompson, Neumann, Fitzgerald and State Senator Frank Lasee who announced he is probably running and filed with the FEC. Then all four again Baldwin. No one else major is likely to run.

For Governor, probably Obey, Barrett, Kind, and Kagen.

Ask if they approve the redistricting map.

Maybe ask something like Will Wisconsin A) not win the Big Ten, B) Win the Big Ten, go to the Rose Bowl, C) Win the Big Ten, go to the BCS Championship game. The only other thing I can think of is who is Wisconsin's biggest rival - Iowa or Minnesota. (One team states can be boring!).

3) Aside

On the poll next week don't include KY or MS, and then automatically poll both next week. It'll prevent cheating and I think we all want to see KY and MS updates the Monday before the election.

Pat H.

Thanks again in advance for taking suggestions.

I know for races I state the obvious, so forgive me!

Wisconsin:
U.S. Senate:
* Congressman Tammy Baldwin for the Demorcrats vs. former Governor Tommy Thompson, former Congressman Mark Neumann, Speaker of the Wisconsin House Jeff Fitzgerald, and State Senator Frank Lasee for the Republicans.

* 2010 rematch of Walker vs. Barrett

* Recall - Governor Scott Walker vs. Democrats former Congressman David Obey, former Milwalkuee Mayor Tom Barrett, and State Senator Jon Erpenbach.

Nevada:
U.S. Senate:
* U.S. Senator Dean Heller vs. Congressman Shelley Berkley

* 2010 Governor rematch (Sandoval vs Reid)

* 2010 Senate rematch (Angle vs. Reid)

Thanks again!

jhay

Please throw Rep. Peter Barca's name into the WI Gov race.

SD

Some suggestions for both states:

- Senate (especially can't wait to see Berkley/Heller & Baldwin/Thompson numbers)
- Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party favorability numbers (could be an interesting comparison)
- Same-sex marriage (legal/illegal & marriage/civil union/neither questions)
- Generic legislative ballot
- And Scott Walker recall for Wisconsin

guest

what's a better method of nominating a presidential candidate?

The system as it is now?
The old convention system.
A modification of either of the previous two systems.
A new system.
Bare-knuckle boxing match.

Jeff

For Wisconsin a question about splitting EVs by Congressional Districts is worth asking since there has been talk of doing that in the state legislature.

If you poll a Democratic primary, a fun question would be if voters are offended by the term "Democrat Party." That's offensive to a lot of Dems, and it'd be cool to see whether regular voters dislike the term or not.

Gianni

I'd also like a Feingold v Johnson rematch.

Dan

Ask Wisconsin voters how they would vote for Governor if a recall occurred next year and the choices were Russ Feingold and Scott Walker.
Ask Wisconsin and Nevada voters who they would vote for in the Democratic Presidential Primary in 2016 (Cuomo, Feingold, O'Malley, Schweitzer, etc.)
Ask Wisconsin and Nevada voters how they feel about Same-Sex Marriage.

John

Obey raised Herb Kohl's name.

Zathras

"If anyone has a suggestion for online polling software that really does prevent people from voting dozens of times I'd love to hear about it, but I'm not sure it exists."

If this software did exist, Ron Paul would no longer win any online polls.

William Townsend

Which Candidate in Tuesday's debate do you believe won, and does that influence your decision in the nominating process?

Bazinga !

Just poll Mississippi next week and only include one additional state in your poll choices.

Mississippi numbers would be nice to see because of Cain vs. Obama and because of the Governor and Senate races ... :-)

Alexander

WI Senate
--Tammy Baldwin vs. Frank Lasee. He's an underdog, but the Lasee family is known in Wisconsin politics.
--Republican Primary (Thompson vs. Neumann vs. Fitzgerald, with or without Lasee)

WI Walker Recall
--Walker vs. Erpenbach
--Walker vs. Barca
--Walker vs. Falk
--Walker vs. Kind
--Walker vs. Kagen
--Walker vs. Barrett
--Walker vs. Generic Democrat
--Test all Democrats in a Primary

Other Wisconsin Questions
--Do you think Governor Walker should be recalled?
--Do you support additional State Senate Recall Elections?
--Do you support splitting Wisconsin's electoral votes via congressional district?
--Which party do you wish controlled the state legislature?
--Ron Johnson Approval Rating
--If it is possible to poll congressional districts, test Paul Ryan vs. Rob Zerban.

Nevada Questions
--Brian Sandoval Approval Rating
--Harry Reid Approval Rating
--Dean Heller Approval Rating
--Redo Harry Reid vs. Sharron Angle 2010 Senate Race
--Redo Brian Sandoval vs. Rory Reid 2010 Gubernatorial Race

Mark B.

Nevada has no income tax on individuals or corporations, relying, I understand, on revenue from the gaming trade and a sales tax. I think it would be very interesting indeed to test the millionaires' surtax in this state.

I hope you agree, and in any case thanks for listening.

Alexander

An addition to my previous slew of suggestions

Walker vs. Obey. Ex-Representative Dave Obey has recently expressed interest in the race.

Kim H

Test Walker versus Mahlon Mitchell - President of the Fire Fighters Union. As a union person and nonpolitician it would interesting to see if a non typical candidate could poll well. In WI there seems to be a recent trend of that with Johnson, Reid Ribble, Sean Duffy etc. Can the Dems actually do as well or better running a candidate who isn't an old politician.

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