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Poll Shows Brewer Fans' Playoff Optimism Rising

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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