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Poll Shows Sharp Decline In Brewer Fans' Playoff Optimism

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This week's poll was open from Tuesday at noon through Wednesday and received 209 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • Just 30% of voters feel this Brewer team can still make the playoffs, down from 51% last week and 64% two weeks ago.
  • Only 27% of voters said they will be disappointed if Ryan Braun skips the All Star Game to rehab his injuries.
  • Doug Melvin (down 9%), Rick Kranitz (down 9%) and Johnny Narron (down 17%) all saw significant drops in their approval rates this week.

Follow the jump for the full results.

How would you feel if Ryan Braun skipped the All Star Game to rest his nagging injuries?

Response Votes %
I would be disappointed. 56 27%
I would not be disappointed. 96 46%
I don't care either way. 57 27%

Once Shaun Marcum is healthy, which of these pitchers SHOULD NOT be in the Brewer starting rotation?

Response Votes %
Marco Estrada 100 48%
Michael Fiers 20 10%
Randy Wolf 62 30%
Undecided 27 13%

Did the Brewers make the right decision by sending Tyler Thornburg back to the minors following his start last Tuesday?

Response Votes %
Yes 166 79%
No, they should have kept him in the rotation. 13 6%
No, they should have kept him in the bullpen. 18 9%
Undecided 12 6%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 156 75% 84% -9%
No 28 13% 6% +7%
Undecided 25 12% 10% +2%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 129 62% 61% +1%
No 49 23% 23% n/c
Undecided 31 15% 15% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 90 43% 52% -9%
No 60 29% 20% +9%
Undecided 59 28% 29% -1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 38 18% 35% -17%
No 112 54% 31% +23%
Undecided 59 28% 34% -6%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 63 30% 51% -21%
No 123 59% 37% +22%
Undecided 23 11% 12% -1%