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Many of you have been wondering when we'll get a new poll out from AZ; well here you go. From the Tucson Sentinel: The statewide Merrill/Morrison Institute poll of 488 registered voters found 42 percent said they would vote for former Massachusetts Gov. Romney, while 40 percent said they would support Obama. Eighteen percent were undecided in the poll, which had a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

The electorate is divided along party lines, the poll found: 80 percent of Republicans said they would vote for Romney, 78 percent of Democrats for Obama.

Independents appear to be breaking slightly more for Obama (38 percent) than Romney (28 percent), but the sample of voters not registered with the major parties was small. Further, 34 percent of the 166 independents polled remained undecided.

Richard Carmona, one of my professors in the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona hasn't started campaigning in full swing but he does have $800,000 on hand. How well he does with getting his name ot to regular voters may determine whether or not this state goes blue this election.

Come on Arizonans, let's make our fellow Kossacks Proud! Even if you do not live in AZ, you can still set up a phone bank to call Independent Voters who are on the fence or call local Democrats who want to get involved in local grassroots events. If you go to BarackObama.com and use the Call Tool, they give you a phone number, name, location and a script to follow like the one below:
Hi. Is Mr/Mrs. Smith available?

Hi Mr/Mrs Smith, my name is YAL and I’m a volunteer with Obama for America. I’m calling with Women for Obama about the Affordable Care Act - the new health care law. How are you today? [ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION.]

Who do you support for President in 2012?
 1 Strong Obama
 2 Lean Obama
 3 Undecided
 4 Lean Republican
 5 Strong Republican
[IF LEAN/STRONG OBAMA]: That’s great. I am reaching out to women in my neighborhood today to let them know that the Affordable Care Act will prevent insurance companies from discriminating based on gender and help to lower health costs for women and their families.

Thanks to unprecedented new guidelines in the Affordable Care Act, women will have access to a wide range of preventive services such as well-woman visits, mammograms, birth control pills, and much more without a co-pay or deductible. Being a woman is no longer considered a pre-existing condition. Visit barackobama.com/healthcare to learn how the Affordable Care Act is helping you.

[IF LEAN REPUBLICAN/UNDECIDED]: I am reaching out to women in my neighborhood today to let them know that The Affordable Care Act will prevent insurance companies from discriminating based on gender and help to lower health costs for women and their families.

Thanks to unprecedented new guidelines in the Affordable Care Act, women will have access to a wide range of preventive services such as well-woman visits, mammograms, birth control pills, and much more without a co-pay or deductible. Being a woman is no longer considered a pre-existing condition. Visit barackobama.com/healthcare to learn how the Affordable Care Act is helping you. [DECIDE TO CONTINUE OR HANG UP.]

[IF STRONG REPUBLICAN]: Thank you for your time. [END CALL.]

Would you be willing to volunteer with the campaign?
 Yes
 No
 Later
[IF YES]: Great, an organizer in your area will be in touch.

[IF NO]: Thank you for your time today. Take care.

[IF LATER]: President Obama is relying on people like you to help build the grassroots foundation that is necessary for this campaign. Making calls and reaching out to your neighbors is an important first step. Visit barackobama.com if you decide you can help out.

Originally posted to YoungArizonaLiberal on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 01:35 PM PDT.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks.

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