Poll Shows Brewer Fans' Playoff Optimism Rising

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday and received 262 responses. Here are some of the notable results:

  • 64% of fans now think the Brewers can still make the playoffs, up from 47% last week and 37% two weeks ago.
  • 66% of fans, however, think it's still too early to decide to buy or sell before the trade deadline.
  • 82% of fans think Norichika Aoki should be playing every or nearly every day.

Follow the jump for the full results:

How often should Norichika Aoki be playing for the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Every or nearly every day. 214 82%
3-4 starts per week. 40 15%
1-2 starts per week. 4 2%
Only as a bench player. 1 0%
Undecided 3 1%

What should this Brewer team be doing before the trade deadline?

Response Votes %
Buying 32 12%
Selling 40 15%
Too early to decide 172 66%
Undecided 18 7%

Through three starts Michael Fiers has a 4.50 ERA with 17 strikeouts and two walks over 18 innings. Is this...

Response Votes %
Better than you expected? 117 45%
Worse than you expected? 4 2%
About what you expected? 130 50%
Undecided 11 4%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 224 85% 85% n/c
No 15 6% 9% -3%
Undecided 23 9% 6% +3%

Do you approve of the job Ron Roenicke is doing as Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 160 61% 59% +2%
No 53 20% 28% -8%
Undecided 49 19% 13% +6%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 127 48% 53% -5%
No 49 19% 24% -5%
Undecided 86 33% 22% +11%

Do you approve of the job Johnny Narron is doing as Hitting Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 80 31% 32% -1%
No 91 35% 39% -4%
Undecided 91 35% 29% +6%

Do you think this Brewer team can still make the playoffs?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 167 64% 47% +17%
No 64 24% 41% -17%
Undecided 31 12% 12% n/c
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