Polling and campaigning made easier using online surveys

Written by Martin Day

Whether campaigning for government, a local chapter or for election torepparttar school council online surveys arerepparttar 125922 easy and effective election tool that will benefit any campaign. Use surveys to discover more aboutrepparttar 125923 electorate, to identifyingrepparttar 125924 issues that really concern them so that each campaign can be tailored to reachrepparttar 125925 hearts and minds ofrepparttar 125926 voters.


For any survey it is important to decide fromrepparttar 125927 beginning whatrepparttar 125928 objective ofrepparttar 125929 survey is and when considering conducting a survey in support of a particular candidate consider ifrepparttar 125930 purpose ofrepparttar 125931 survey is to discover whatrepparttar 125932 ‘issues’ are; or isrepparttar 125933 survey to be used to promoterepparttar 125934 candidates image and policies?

In many cases objectives will be in line withrepparttar 125935 different phases of an election process.


Before campaigning begins a survey is an ideal method to canvassrepparttar 125936 voters and to determine whatrepparttar 125937 important issues are likely to be. To gain a wider response acrossrepparttar 125938 whole political spectrumrepparttar 125939 survey will preferably be conducted through an independent channel so that people’s opinion of a particular candidate does not influencerepparttar 125940 research.

For a political survey it is essential thatrepparttar 125941 demographics of those surveyed are established as different groups are likely to have both common and varied views. With demographic information there is an opportunity to establish whatrepparttar 125942 main issues are by age group, by income and by gender; do people who rent haverepparttar 125943 same concerns as those that own their own homes?

A pre-campaign survey will be able to monitorrepparttar 125944 mood ofrepparttar 125945 voters. Some may, if asked, even indicate who they are likely to vote for in a future election. By listening torepparttar 125946 electorate a campaign can be planned better and will allow printed and oral marketing to be properly targeted atrepparttar 125947 issues that people want addressed.

For candidates that appear out of step withrepparttar 125948 electorate surveys can provide a measure of how much effort will be required, and in what areas, so that people are convinced and change their views.

Campaign survey

During a campaign an online survey is an effective way to market a candidate’s position. Tradition methods of leafleting rely onrepparttar 125949 recipient reading and taking onboardrepparttar 125950 message. Leaflets are a one way marketing effort and more often than not dismissed and discarded along with other ‘junk mail’.

Consider onrepparttar 125951 other hand an online survey that can phrase questions such as:-

Do you support candidate Jones’s pledge to cutrepparttar 125952 budget deficit in half to $250 billion over four years; and to reintroduce budget rules capping spending?

To answer this questionrepparttar 125953 respondent has to engage mentally withrepparttar 125954 survey by reading and then consideringrepparttar 125955 statement before forming an opinion. Becauserepparttar 125956 respondent is able to express their view they are also more likely going to considerrepparttar 125957 argument. An online survey is not only able to deliver an important policy statement but will also allowrepparttar 125958 campaign team to monitorrepparttar 125959 level of support thatrepparttar 125960 candidate has on specific issues.

I Want To Be A Democrat

Written by Vern B. Southern

I Want To Be A Democrat.

I want ecology to be a important part of American politics. I want my American rivers, lakes and streams to be clean and natural. I want to see new and clean ways to produce energy and keep my American sky's free of pollution. I want to be a Democrat.

I want my fellow Americans to have "GOOD" jobs. I want American Unions to be strong and free of political corruption. I want every American to haverepparttar opportunity to receive training for quality employment. Everyone has an American right to receive a "LIVEABLE" wage. I want to be a Democrat.

I want American equality to continue to be a important part of American politics. I want to continue to fight for true African-American equality, Hispanic-American citizenship and equal pay for Women. I want to be a Democrat.

When John F. Kennedy sawrepparttar 125921 evil of communism marshaling it's forces against America he drew a line inrepparttar 125922 sand and stopped a threat to our country. I want to be a Democrat.

When Franklin D. Roosevelt sawrepparttar 125923 evil of fascism growing and attacking all of Europe he did everything he could to fight against it. He knew ofrepparttar 125924 decency of Americans and called all of us to war. I want to be a Democrat. I Can't Be A Democrat.

Where isrepparttar 125925 Democrat who will stand againstrepparttar 125926 evil that now grows inrepparttar 125927 Middle East? Where isrepparttar 125928 Democrat that will stand up for me? What happened torepparttar 125929 core values ofrepparttar 125930 Democratic Party? I Can't Be A Democrat.

Peace is a wonderful concept and people who seek it walk inrepparttar 125931 words of God. Howeverrepparttar 125932 word "Peace" has taken on a false meaning. Many people believe that it meansrepparttar 125933 absence of conflict when actually it isrepparttar 125934 presence of Justice. I Can't Be A Democrat.

Acceptingrepparttar 125935 absence of conflict withoutrepparttar 125936 presence of Justice atrepparttar 125937 insistence of others is capitulation. Standing onrepparttar 125938 side lines atrepparttar 125939 request of others while people suffer throughrepparttar 125940 evil of our day is appeasement. I Can't Be A Democrat.

I am a American Christian and there is no way I can support any politician who condones abortion. Many Democrats say that abortion is a Constitutional Right. A Constitutional Right? No where inrepparttar 125941 United States Constitution does it state that a person hasrepparttar 125942 right to endrepparttar 125943 life of their child. I Can't Be A Democrat.

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