09/30/2013 12:15 pm ET

9/30/13-10/6/13 Pollster Open Thread

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:

National Topics
Americans' Desire for Gov't Leaders to Compromise Increases (Gallup)
Americans' Belief That Gov't Is Too Powerful at Record Level (Gallup)
Blame for Both Sides as Possible Government Shutdown Approaches (Pew Research)
Continued Support for Keystone XL Pipeline (Pew Research)
Poll: Republican Party Mostly Wants To Help The Rich (HuffPost/YouGov)
Most Americans Think Government Is Focused On Helping The Rich (HuffPost/YouGov)
Huge Majority Thinks Washington Can Reduce Gun Violence (United Technologies/National Journal)
Americans Downbeat on Economy Ahead of DC Battle (CNBC)
First Wave of Major New Survey Project on California’s Uninsured (Kaiser)
More people express uncertainty in chance to achieve the American Dream (Washington Post)

State/Local Topics
Clinton behind Cruz, other potential Republican opponents in WV (PPP)
MA voters say yes to minimum wage increase, no to government shutdown (PPP)