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March 07, 2013


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North Carolina: What are opinions of moving UNC and/or DUKE to the Big Ten Conference?


Can we get a generic R versus Hagan? Haven't seen that since October.

Melissa Watson

PA- Are you aware that there are no protections under the law for lgbt workers in Pennsylvania?

PA- Do you think that some should be allowed to be fired based on sexual orientation?

Stephen Wolf

In both states ask respondents whether they would be in favor of amending the state constitution to add citizen initiated ballot measures for referendums, initiatives, and recalls like states such as Michigan have. You could also ask whether respondents would be in favor of an independent redistricting commission along the lines of the California system. Lastly you could ask whether people would support an "end to the two party system so that additional parties would be viable." I bet that's a fairly popular idea but there's scant polling evidence to back it up.

In North Carolina ask a McCrory/Hagan match up in addition to actual likely candidates. It's just one additional question, but it gives us an idea of a worst case scenario for Hagan even though he's unlikely to run. Also, since I'm sure this is the first of many, many NC polls, how about asking the favorability of all the statewide elected council of state officers?


In PA, Schwartz versus Corbett is what I want to see most. Also, it would be great to know where the Governor stands in a potential primary since your last survey.


Same-sex marriage for PA. Also ask the congressional generic ballot for both states. Another question you haven't asked about is the death penalty which is currently bottled up in both states.


Same-sex marriage, of course. ;)

Bruce Caswell

PA and NC will be battleground states in 2016. Some presidential matchups would be interesting. For PA governor, Allison Schwartz vs. Corbett, maybe with some information about Schwartz's record because she is unknown statewide.

Dan T

For Pa:

Privatizing the liquor stores
Should PA institute early voting
Scheetz vs WaWa
Legalized pot


PA: Opinion of NJ Gov. Chris Christie (Especially voters in Eastern PA)


Hillary vs. Christie/Rubio/Ryan in North Carolina, because it was a close state in 2012.


NC: Poll Cherie Berry again! Also, ask about the Medicaid expansion.


PA: Poll Schwartz vs Corbett, Corbett vulnerability in a primary, McCord vs Corbett, Wolf vs Corbett.

Mark B.

I'd like to see a generic legislative ballot in PA.

Thanks for asking, PPP.

Samian Quazi

Approval ratings of Schwartz, Corbett, Pat Toomey, Joe Sestak, Tom Ridge.

UPenn or Penn State?


Besides using Schwartz for Governor against Corbett you should also use:
John Hanger, an announced candidate:
Ex-State Environmental Protection Secretary, Ex-State Public Utilities Commissioner & Attorney
Kathy Dahlkemper: A former Democratic Congresswoman

And for NC Senate:
continue to use Cherie Berrie and Renee Ellmers


PA: Pat Toomey's approval ratings, match him up vs. a generic D.

Josh Mizesko

Corbett(R) vs. Schwartz(D)
Senate 2016-
Pat Toomey(R) vs. Generic D
Pat Toomey(R) vs. Patrick Murphy(D)
Pat Toomey(R) vs. Kathleen Kane(D)
Pat Toomey(R) vs. Joe Sestak(D)
Senate 2014-
Kay Hagan(D) vs. Generic R
Kay Hagan(D) vs. Renee Ellmers(R)
Kay Hagan(D) vs. Cherie Berry(R)
Kay Hagan(D) vs. Patrick McHenry(R)
Senate 2016
Richard Burr(R) vs. Generic D
Richard Burr(R) vs. Roy Cooper(D)
Richard Burr(R) vs. David Price(D)
Richard Burr(R) vs. Erskine Bowles(D)
Richard Burr(R) vs. Brad Miller(D)
Richard Burr(R) vs. Mike McIntyre(D)
Richard Burr(R) vs. Heath Shuler(D)


Corbett vs Schwartz
Corbett vs Sestak
Corbett vs McCord
Corbett vs Nutter

PA-Sen 2016:
Toomey vs Rendell

Hagan vs Pat McCrory
Hagan vs Walter Jones
Hagan vs Richard Hudson
Hagan vs Mark Meadows
Hagan vs Dan Forest
Hagan vs Steve Troxler
Hagan vs Sue Myrick


Poll the 2016 primaries and general election matchups. For PA, be sure to add Rick Santorum's name on the choices.


Don't forget Corbett v. Hanger, and a Dem primary for Pennsylvania Governor.

Also, do you support or oppose fracking (again, Pennsylvania)?



McCrory approval
Legislature approval
Hagan approval
Burr approval
Various 2016 presidential lineups

Also approve or disapprove of Republican legislature attempt to fire all state commissions and boards and have members replaced by being appointed by McCrory and approve or disapprove of efforts to live the ban on payday lenders.


First of all, I want to see Arkansas on your next list of places to poll. There is both a Senate race and a Governor race there next year and the state should be polled in light of their new 12-week ban on abortion. New Mexico should also be considered since there are annouced candidates for Governor for both Republicans and Democrats.

Getting to Pennsylvania.
Gubernatorial Democratic Primary:
Allyson Schwartz vs. John Hanger

Gubernatorial General election:
Tom Corbett vs Allyson Schwartz
Tom Corbett vs John Hanger

I don't want Joe Sestak tested since he should be running in 2016 for Senator.

I also would like to see favorable/unfavorable for Joe Paterno and for Penn State itself.

I would want to see Pennsylvania polled on: support for assault weapons ban, support for universal background checks, and support for the Equal Rights Amendment.

And for the 2016 Presidental, don't forget Joe Biden, who was born in Scranton. So head-to-head with Hillary, and do Biden against Santorum, Rubio, Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan

Sam Dodsworth

For PA, I'd like to see gay marriage numbers as well as approval of hydraulic fracking. I think it would also be interesting to see approval numbers for Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who has recently rejected Gov. Corbett's plan to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery and is probing the Penn State investigation under Corbett. It might also be interesting to ask whether voters approve of plans to privatize the lottery and the state's liquor stores, as well as to allocate Pennsylvania's electoral votes proportionally to the state's popular vote.

Thanks for taking suggestions!


NC: Hagan vs. Greg Brannon (Tea Party physician who has officially entered the race)

PA: Corbett vs. Mayor Ed Pawlowski
Also, Kathy Dahlkemper is definitely not running, so no need to poll her.

Would also be interested in Schwartz vs. McCord in a head-to-head primary among Democrats.


Both States: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Rand Paul filibuster?

Also, have to ask about Medicaid since both of these states are not expanding.


For the NC senate race, ask who they voted for in the last Presidential Republican Primary. I would like to see the crosstabs on that


I'd Like to see Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl tested in a potential run for governor against Corbett or primary race against Mike Doyle in Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district.


Mayor Luke Ravenstahl of Pittsburgh might be an interesting polling choice. He is young and isn't running for another term. He should be tested for governor against Corbett and as a potential primary challenger to Mike Doyle.


For both states can you do 2016 Presidential?

Clinton vs Rubio
Clinton vs Christie
Clinton vs Rand Paul
Clinton vs Ryan


In NC:

Support or oppose state leaders' decision to not accept Medicaid expansion

Support or oppose fracking in North Carolina


NC: Senate race with Walter Jones
NC: Approval of RJ Reynolds company

PA: Rick Santorum in 2016


PA definitely gay marriage, and employment rights for LGBT people, but for NC I'd ask how many people believe that homosexuality should still be a crime ten years after Lawrence overturned that. Curious to see the results!

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