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Election ’02 Flash Mitt Closing in?


The Romney campaign tracking polls show a 7 point bulge for Mitt.  This is up from 4 points  ahead in the tracking before the debate.  One of the concerns that any GOP effort has in Massachusetts is that the Dems have all of the ground troops for a big GOTV effort.  Professionals usually credit an additional 3 to 4 points to the Dems just because of their GOTV.  Now the Romney folks will never be able to match the bodies that O’Brien has at her disposal, but they have been aggressive in using telephone calls and mass mailings.  They have mailed absentee ballot applications to every registered Republican in the state.  A quick check with election commissions around the state show that absentee ballots
are coming in at record numbers.


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