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October 31, 2012
Are Dems canniblizing their most enthusiastic supporters in early voting?
It's an interesting question because the strategy appears to be winning the early voting decisively thus convincing fence sitters that Obama is a shoe in. But in order to make that strategy work, the Democrats are pushing their most devoted followers to vote early while the GOP is concentrating on their least excited supporters. Examiner: "Democrats are cannibalizing their high-propensity voters in advance of election day to get stories that they are winning," said a GOP analyst. "But in effect they are stealing from Peter, or Election Day, to pay Paul, or early voting." For example, in Ohio, the Democrats have turned out 43 percent of the most loyal supporters to vote, compared to just 27 percent of the GOP. In Iowa, the difference is 43 percent to 29 percent. "Republicans will have more reliable voters available on Election Day and are spending our efforts turning out low propensity voters in the absentee and early voting periods," added the analysis. Even with the...(Read Full Post)