Obama robo-call today prompts question about poll projections

Got a robo voicemail today from Jeff Blodgett, Obama’s Get Out the Vote guru in Minnesota. (He happens to be a neighbor, but this was totally robo.)

Message said the contest in Minnesota is “actually closer than we expected” and said the Obama campaign is seeking door-knockers and volunteers for 5 o’clock tonight?

Are the polls wrong?

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  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 11/05/2008 - 07:37 am.

    The polls weren’t wrong, as we now know, but I think the campaigns wanted to be sure that those who intended to vote for their candidates actually did go to the polls instead of assuming that high turnout during the day probably meant that the races had already been decided.

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