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December 05, 2012


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Eric Wilson

Would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses?


Jim Beam/Jack Daniels
Jim Beam approve/disapprove
Kentucky/Memphis basketball


Should marijuana be legalized, regulated, and taxed like alcohol?

Should doctors be able to prescribe marijuana for pain and other medical conditions?

Name recognition, favorability - Chris Christie, Marco Rubio.


For KY, gotta test matchups between: McConnell-Judd, McConnell-Grimes, McConnell-Edelen, McConnell-Beshear, McConnell-Barzun.


Ask whether Kentucky voters agree with Mcconnell's "one term president" statement.


See who hates Dook more. UK or UNC fans. Would be interesting to see same sex marriage or legalized pot #s in KY in particular

Mark Abernathy

Gay Marriage is certainly a hot topic and the last four states you've been polling there's been good reason to check out what the numbers are.

North Carolina would be an interesting place to poll about Gay Marriage because they voted for a ban on it. Right before Obama came out in favor for it and now a month after the historic win for Gay Marriage in three states. I would certainly like to see if there is any "regret".

Kentucky? Not so much need to poll about Gay Marriage there. Last time I suggested you poll about Gay Marriage in Georgia to get a sense where the topic is in even the most socially conservative states. I don't know if you'll be doing that, but Kentucky is another state to test that out with as well. If Georgia shows interesting results, maybe Kentucky would too.


Kentucky Senate 2014
--Mitch McConnell vs. Allison Lundergan Grimes
--Mitch McConnell vs. Ashley Judd
--Mitch McConnell vs. Matthew Barzun
--Mitch McConnell vs. Adam Edelen

North Carolina Senate 2014
--Kay Hagan vs. Thom Tillis
--Kay Hagan vs. Jim Cain
--Kay Hagan vs. Patrick McHenry
--Kay Hagan vs. Renee Ellmers


I'm still really interested in same-sex marriage numbers for both states. I'm curious how public opinion is holding up in Appalachia after all of the recent developments, as well as how a do-over would fare now (after the president & NAACP's support, plus 3 states approving it by popular vote).

Chris S.

In Kentucky, please poll Ashley Judd against both McConnell in 2014 and Rand Paul in 2016:


Would also be interesting to see hypothetical general election matchups if Paul runs for president in 2016 and is the nominee, Clinton vs. Paul, Cuomo vs. Paul, Biden vs. Paul.

Would love to see a 2016 GOP primary poll as well, if you're willing to do that.


In KY can you please test favorability of every statewide officeholder? Also, can you ask a generic re-elect question for McConnell? (i.e.: Would you rather McConnell or his Dem opponent?) Plus, a "Would you prefer the next governor be a Democrat or Republican" question would be insightful as well. Thanks!


For Kentucky look at a possible primary against Senator McConnell, For names try Rep. Thomas Massie and Rep. Andy Barr. Also try a 2016 GOP presidential Kitchen sink including Rand Paul.
For North Carolina, test District 7 (generic ballot) and for candidates for Senator (GOP primary),Gov. Pat McCrory, Richard Hudson, David Rouzer and Rep Renee Ellmers


Kentucky -- Barack Obama vs. Satan.
Evolution vs. Creationism


Ask about gay marriage in Kentucky

Tender Branson

Definitely include a Hillary Clinton matchup in both states to see if they are competetive in 2016. Hillary Clinton is a much better cultural fit for Kentucky than Obama was, so it could be a tossup or Clinton could be ahead there.


Primary 2016--> NC, KY

Presidential Election 2016--> NC

Hillary Clinton vs. Chris Christie
Joe Biden vs. Chris Christie
Andrew Cuomo vs. Chris Christie

Hillary Clinton vs. Marco Rubio
Joe Biden vs. Marco Rubio
Andrew Cuomo vs. Marco Rubio

Philip D.

In Kentucky, I'd love to see polling on gay marriage. Even the most conservative states are becoming more welcoming to the idea.


Test McConnell favorables

McConnell- Alison Lundergan Grimes
McConnell- Matthew Barzun
McConnell- Greg Fischer,Louisville Mayor

Fav/unfav on legalized marijuana and on industrial hemp.

Fav/unfav on expanded gambling


McConnell vs. generic Dem
McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan Grimes
McConnell vs. Ashley Judd
McConnell vs. Steve Beshear (prolly not running, but very interesting to see how the assumedly strongest Dem candidate would fare)

don't bother with Edelen, he's not running and has really low name ID. No one knows who Barzun is either.

Please ask opinion of mountaintop removal mining. Could also add an additional general support of coal question, to see if people support coal but not all of its practices.

KY passed gay marriage and civil union ban in 2004 referendum. Would be interesting to ask if there's any regret there.

And you might as well ask 2016 Q: Rand Paul vs. generic Democrat

Aaron Thompson

-McConnell & Grimes
-McConnell & Conway
-McConnell & Yarmuth
Kentucky Gay Marriage

North Carolina
-Hagan & Richard Petty

Jeff Jenkins

2014 KY-6
Barr-Alison Grimes
Barr-Sannie Overley
Barr-R.J. Palmer
Barr-Teresa Issacs

2014 Senate
McConnell Vs. Massie PRIMARY


for North Carolina:

Hagan vs Dole (rematch)
Hagan vs Foxx


For 2016 President in both states try gender against gender:

Hillary Clinton vs Condaleeza Rice

Hillary Clinton vs Susana Martinez

Hillary Clinton vs Nikki Haley

Amanda D.

For Kentucky:

What animal does Mitch McConnell most closely resemble?
Other/ Not sure


For North Carolina Senate:

Please use as opponents:

U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx
U.S. Representative Ellmers
Former U.S. Representative Sue Myrick (my rep. now)


Should north carolina make it easier for new parties and independents to quify for the ballot?


KY Senate 2014
McConnell vs Judd
McConnell vs Grimes
McConnell vs Abramson

McConnell vs Massie


as for 2014 GOP primary, poll Massie, but also most importantly a generic "Tea Party" challenger


If you're looking for an extra question, ask if people support the Ark Encounter project (Noah's Ark Park) and its tax breaks/road construction $


Soooooo...... Michigan January?


Whoever you are polling for in Lexington, KY tell them the most important issues to focus on are not any of the six in your poll! How are they going to pay for the escalation of the consent decree costs and how are they going to pay for pension fund black hole??????

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