So, now that I've spent 30 minutes talking to you, will you vote for my guy?
April 22, 2009 1:43 PM Subscribe
For the politicos out there: how effective is phone banking / canvassing, statistically speaking?
posted by Weebot to Law & Government (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I'm working on a political campaign right now on the communication side of things, and I was curious as to some of the inner-working of the field program. I'm relatively new to all this, so a lot of it is a mystery to me.
We are running a particularly intense field program, and I was curious about the literature and history behind it. Some particular questions pop up in my head, like how likely is voter going to support you if a volunteer talks to them face-to-face? Over the phone? To the candidate directly? Where did this technique of politicking originate? What are the major pieces of literature behind these techniques? Things like that.
Sometimes I wish I had majored in Political Science rather than English...