Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Colorado Polls Show Tie Race

The latest Colorado polls show the presidential race remains deadlocked.  Both campaigns are busying flushing out their committed voters and searching for the few thousand still undecided.

The campaigns are using direct mail, door-to-door contacts, robo and volunteer phone calling, and e-mail blasts to push and pull identified supporters to the polls.  The new get-out-the-vote systems are sophisticated efforts that integrate lists of returned ballots into the computerized databases of voters.

The Democratic ground game was designed, funded and field tested since 2004.  “The model ‘has been tuned up for this election,’ says Floyd Ciruli, pollster.” (Economist, Sept. 22, 2012)

As of Tuesday, October 30, more than 900,000 absentee ballots have been returned, about half of the expected mail-in vote.

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