Political polls as PR tactics

Political polls as PR tactics

I just saw a story on Yahoo about the presidential polls. Some say Obama has a big lead but OH NO BREAKING NEWS others say it’s a dead heat. I can’t help but think that these stories are placed by both camps. McCain’s folks don’t want the red voters to think it’s a done deal and simply give up on voting while Obama’s camp probably doesn’t want them to think he’s a shoo-in and not vote. I think we saw the same problem with Chris what’s his face on American Idol a couple seasons ago. SHOCKER when he was not voted into the final and instead we got America’s bulimic sweetheart. Seems the AI viewers thought he was a shoo in.

I wonder how the PR gurus on both teams would respond if they were schooled on the American Idol (and other reality shows for that matter) “get out the vote” techniques. Maybe all these well placed stories about dead heats are really just a ploy to make sure we get out to vote so Obama doesn’t go the way of Daughtry on American Idol.

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