Iowa, NH Voters Heavily Courted, Dems Have Edge in Personal Contact

Source Organization: Pew Research Center


12/07/2007 - Voters in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire are being inundated with mail, phone calls and other contacts from the presidential campaigns. In particular, overwhelming majorities of likely voters in both states have received pre-recorded calls, or "robo-calls," about the campaign. However, far more Democratic voters than Republican voters in these states say they have been personally contacted by one of the campaigns.

Nearly two-thirds of likely voters in Iowa's Democratic caucuses (65%) say they have been called by a representative of one of the campaigns. By comparison, 46% of likely Republican voters in Iowa say they have received a personal phone call from one of the campaigns.

In addition, a third of likely Democratic caucus-goers in Iowa (33%) say they have been visited at home by someone talking about the campaign. Just 8% of the state's likely Republican caucus-goers say they have gotten a home visit from a campaign representative.

The partisan differences in campaign activity are somewhat less pronounced in New Hampshire. Still, twice as many likely Democratic primary voters than likely Republican voters in New Hampshire say they have been visited at home by someone talking about the campaign (30% vs. 15%).

Read the complete findings Iowa, NH Voters Heavily Courted, Dems Have Edge in Personal Contact on the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press Web site.

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