Optimism Remains Low in BCB Tracking Poll

This week's poll was open from 3 pm Monday through the day on Tuesday. 378 readers responded, and here are the most notable results:

  • Doug Melvin, Ken Macha and Rick Peterson all saw slight rebounds in their approval ratings, from 42%, 8% and 4% last week to 44%, 12% and 10%, respectively.
  • Only 8% of voters support an immediate firing of Doug Melvin, while 52% would support an immediate firing of Ken Macha. 
  • 48% of voters think the Brewers should add Chris Capuano to the rotation this week.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Over the weekend, Mark Attanasio had the following to say about Ken Macha: "I can tell you, unequivocally, we are not making a manager change Monday. There will be no news on that on Monday." Do you approve of this statement?

Response Votes %
Yes 135 36%
No 186 49%
Undecided 57 15%

 

Over the weekend, Mark Attanasio had the following to say about Doug Melvin: "Doug Melvin is very, very secure. You're not going to see any GM changes here. Absolutely not. Doug Melvin has built up too much credibility. You're going to have to a lot more than even a bad season for him to have any issues with his job security. To all of our fans, look, it feels great to get it off your chest, but you're going to have to be dealing with our general manager for a long time." Do you approve of this statement?

Response Votes %
Yes 170 45%
No 154 41%
Undecided 54 14%

 

A clause in his contract allows Chris Capuano to request his release if he's not added to the major league roster by Saturday. What should the Brewers do?

Response Votes %
Add him to the starting rotation 180 48%
Add him to the bullpen 125 33%
Leave him in AAA 73 19%

 

Do you approve of the job Doug Melvin is doing as General Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 166 44% 42% +2%
No 114 30% 40% -10%
Undecided 98 26% 18% +8%

 

Should Doug Melvin be fired as General Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes, immediately 32 8%
Yes, but not until after the season 83 22%
No 198 52%
Undecided 65 17%

 

Do you approve of the job Ken Macha is doing as Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 44 12% 8% +4%
No 266 70% 83% -13%
Undecided 68 18% 8% +10%

 

Should Ken Macha be fired as Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes, immediately 196 52%
Yes, but not until after the season 65 17%
No 57 15%
Undecided 60 16%

 

Do you approve of the job Rick Peterson is doing as Pitching Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 37 10% 4% +6%
No 214 57% 60% -3%
Undecided 127 34% 36% -2%

 

Should Rick Peterson be fired as Pitching Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes, immediately. 91 24%
Yes, but not until after the season. 56 15%
No 119 31%
Undecided 112 30%
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