Connecticut and Florida won our vote on on where to poll this week. Obviously we'll look at the races for President and Senate in both states- what other questions would you like to see us ask?
A few programming notes:
-We're going to switch to likely voters for our polls this week. Here's what that entails. Right now when we call people for a poll the introduction is 'this is a short survey about some important Florida issues. We appreciate your participation. If you're not a registered voter, please hang up now.' Now the introduction will be 'This is a short survey about the Presidential election in Florida this fall. If you don't plan to vote in the Presidential election, please hang up now.' That's the entire shift. We will continue to use people who voted in at least 1 of the last 3 general elections (2006, 2008, or 2010) as the basis for who we call, as we have been doing throughout the cycle. As you can see the difference between our likely voter polls and what we've been doing over the course of the year is pretty subtle so if you're expecting huge shifts toward the GOP in our polls once we make this change you will probably be disappointed.
-Also over the next month we will be shifting toward doing more, but shorter, public polls. Each of the next 3 weeks we'll be doing 2 state polls plus a Republican Senate primary poll (Texas the first week, Missouri the second, Wisconsin the third.) After Wisconsin we'll do 3 state polls a week until Labor Day weekend and after that the plan is to go to 4 state polls a week for the duration. All plans of course subject to change depending on our private, paying, client load.
While we'll be doing more polls they're also going to be shorter- pretty much Presidential race, Senate/Governor race where applicable, and approvals for major politicians...at this point in the cycle I don't think people care about much more than that. After the election we'll go back to doing super comprehensive state polls as we shift our eyes toward 2014.