Senate GOP Quizzes Base About 2012
Potential nominee: John McCain (yes, that John McCain)
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2010 10:42 AM CDT
Sen. John McCain at the first Arizona Senate Republican debate at KTVK Channel 3, Friday, July 16, 2010, in Phoenix. The election primary is August 24.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(Newser) – Republicans, are you ready to repeat the McCain-Obama showdown? No? Well, the National Republican Senatorial Committee figured it ought to check, just to be sure. The NRSC, which you would think would be busy working on 2010 Senate campaigns, sent a questionnaire to its supporters asking which presidential candidate they’d prefer for 2012.

McCain’s name is one of a dozen options, along with dark horses like John Thune, Mitch Daniels, and Jeb Bush. You can see the entire survey on Talking Points Memo. It also includes a couple not-at-all-leading questions like, “Do you think voters in your area are waking up to the real costs of letting Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi wreck this nation?”