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3/4/13-3/10/13 Pollster Open Thread

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This open thread is to review this week's polling, look ahead toward future elections or whatever else you want to talk about. The thread will remain open until the end of the week.

Below, a roundup of some of the polling on last week's biggest issues:

Voters: Pentagon should bear the brunt of deficit cuts (The Hill/Pulse)
Most Say Spending Cuts Would Have Major Impact on Economy, Military (Pew)
On the Brink of the Budget Sequester, More Damage for the GOP than Obama (Post/ABC)
Majority in U.S. Says Sequestration Will Harm the Economy (Gallup)

Other National Topics
Americans pick Ronald McDonald over Burger King for President (PPP)
GOP Seen as Principled, But Out of Touch and Too Extreme (Pew)
Republicans Put More Emphasis on U.S. Being No. 1 Militarily (Gallup)
Many Think Obama Wants A Gun Ban (HuffPost/YouGov)

State/Local Topics CA: Record majority of California voters approves of allowing same-sex marriage (Field) CA: Support for legalizing the sale of marijuana in California (Field) FL: 7 in 10 back Florida medical-marijuana plan (Hamilton/PUFMM) FL: Rick Scott no pushover vs. Charlie Crist in Florida (Hamilton/undisclosed client) MD: Marylanders support several gun restrictions (Washington Post) NC: North Carolinians favor more guns for lawabiding citizens rather than banning guns to stop crime (High Point) NJ: Cory Booker gets high marks in Newark (GSG) NV: Nevadans for legal pot, same sex marriage and the margins tax (POS/Retail Organization of Nevada) NYC: Quinn Close To 40% In New York City Dem Primary (Quinnipiac) OH: Voters Turn Thumbs Down On Gov's Tax Plan (Quinnipiac) RI: Rhode Island supports same-sex marriage (Brown) TX: Clinton could win Texas in 2016 (PPP)