Election 2012 - The Fix Faceoff Video Q&A

Mar 28, 2011

Chris Cillizza of The Fix judged head-to-head matchups submitted by readers that are usually, but not necessarily about the march to the to the 2012 presidential election.

Hello and welcome to the retooled Fix Faceoffs, where we (mostly) talk about the 2012 election every Monday. Let's go.

Which story from last week will mean more in the 2012 race: The U.S.'s role as a superpower (foreign adventures) or U.S. long-term economy? (From jklaren42 in San Mateo, Calif.)

Which story from last week will mean more in the 2012 race: States implementing tighter voter ID requirements or Iowans pushing social issues to the forefront? (From Tom in Falls Church, VA)

Rank these five states in terms of how likely President    Obama is to win them in 2012: Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

What state can Democrats expect more gains in due to redistricting: California or Florida? (From Ted in Williamsburg, VA)

Who is more in need of an "exploratory committee": Newt Gingrich or Haley Barbour?

Who is more in need of an "exploratory committee": Sarah Palin or Mike Huckabee?

Whose stock is higher right now: Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty? (From Coco in Austin, Texas)

Who is in a stronger position to do well in Iowa: Tim Pawlenty or Mitch Daniels? (From Megan in Stafford, VA)

If Newt Gingrich were to survive the RNC primaries, could he win the hearts and minds of the voting public in November 2012? (From Gerry H.)

Which election cliche has more truth: "It's the economy, stupid!" or "You don't vote out the incumbent during a war"? (From David Wierman in Bettendorf, IA)

Who is more likely to run for president in 2012: Rand Paul or Ron Paul? (From Trent in Laurel, Md.)

Is there any chance that the info out of the census will give Republican officials pause on their immigration stance? They must be concerned with the trend.  (from Jason in White Plains)

What do you think Bobby Scott is doing with talk of running for the Senate: Actually planning a Senate run or trying to push Tim Kaine to enter the race? (From Jeff in Yorktown)

Is Mark Warner too conservative for national Democrats: Yes or No? (From Greg in Reston)

Jenna Fischer: Good actress or great actress? (From Jim in Fairfax, Va.)

Which "power" program do you root for next weekend: U-Conn. or Kentucky?

Which plucky underdog team do you root for next weekend: Butler or VCU?

Thanks for watching and submitting questions!

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Chris Cillizza is managing editor of PostPolitics and he writes "The Fix," a politics blog for the Washington Post.

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