Shortly after walking through the door this evening, I was called on my rarely-used landline by a robo-poll, which identified itself as being from PPP at the end of the call. It wasn't clear what the poll was about at first, but it turned out to be a test of incumbent tea-partier Chip Cravaack vs Rick Nolan. It seemed to some degree that they were looking for some buyer's remorse regarding Nolan, although the most recent polls I've seen have him in the lead by five points or so.
The call started by indicating that it was a poll, then asked whether I would vote for Obama, Romney, or ''not sure." It then proceeded to asking about whether I had a favorable, unfavorable, or no opinion of my congressman, Chip Cravaack. The next question was whether I would vote for Cravaack vs "someone else." It then asked whether I would vote for Cravaack or Rick Nolan. It then asked whether, if I knew that a candidate was opposed to a woman's right to choose, it would make me more or less likely to vote for that candidate, or have no effect. The same question was then asked regarding the effect of a candidate's vote for the Ryan Budget. Finally, it asked for the demographic data: party, gender, age, and race. Finally, it Identified itself as being from PPP.
I didn't notice any explicit or subtle indications regarding whether I was a "likely voter," or even registered to vote. I was surprised by the double polling of Cravaack vs "someone else," then specifically vs Rick Nolan. That made me wonder if someone was looking for the "buyer's remorse." Several fact-checkers have just flagged a couple of anti-Cravaack ads as "false" for claiming that the congressman, whose wife and children live in New Hampshire, doesn't actually live in the district.
I'm curious as to whether they'll release the "Obama vs Romney" question, since Minnesota's been pretty blue in polling so far, & it won't mean much if they don't poll the whole state. As far as I know, only three or four of the eight congressional races here are contests, & they didn't bother to ask about Senator Amy Klobuchar's race vs Kurt Bills.