It's sad how most mainstream media are having their pollsters ask what are really almost worthless questions-- like the general election match.
After all, the election is going to come down to the half a dozen purple, swing states. Polls on those states mean something. But there are a few questions that would be of great interest to just about everyone. Here are my suggestions:
- Match up alternative candidates to Trump, like Nikki Haley or Marco Rubio. Imagine if anyone but Trump ties or beats Biden. That'll get everyone thinking-- about how weak Biden and Trump are. It will only take one or two questions to get what could be huge information.
- Match Trump against Biden with different VP choices-- actually see who polls best. I'm sure Biden and the Democrats are doing that. Why not let the people know. After all, the Democratic leaders are pathetically bad at choosing winning candidates. They don't pick them based on chances of winning. They pick them on their willingness to obey the part, to toe the line. If pollsters show to the public how potential candidates will do it may take some of the power of the selection out of the hands of the Democratic party leaders, and even Biden. Poll Florida to see if Val Demings actually makes a difference in Florida. At the minimum this could take about four or five questions to cover the most likely candidates. Or it could take a few more if they want to see how swing states are affected.
At the least, those polls will get a lot of interest. At the most, they could be game changers, influencing Biden's choice and maybe even moving the Republicans to repudiate Trump.
Information. It's a powerful thing.
And I'll throw in one more suggestion. Instead of doing general election polling, do Swing State polling of a combination of Texas, Florida, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. That'll mean a lot more than general election polling.
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