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This may have been covered before, but in addition to my previous question about polls...

1. What is the difference, if any, between "Off" and "On - Not Seeking" for candidates?

2. What is the difference between barnstorming and rallies, in terms of goals, effects, when to use each?

3. What effect do polls have in the polls displayed in-game? Do the national and state polls both contribute toward the polls? If fog of war is on, does that mean that the polls set in the campaign are real but the ones displayed on the screen aren't? Are polls' effects weighted by how far they are away from that date? For example if it's April 1 in the primaries and there is a poll for that state dated March 15, a national poll dated March 10, and another poll for that state from February, do the three of those interact somehow to get the "real" poll numbers and those then are randomly affected by fog of war? How does that whole mechanism work?

 

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On 7/10/2019 at 2:36 AM, servo75 said:

This may have been covered before, but in addition to my previous question about polls...

1. What is the difference, if any, between "Off" and "On - Not Seeking" for candidates?

2. What is the difference between barnstorming and rallies, in terms of goals, effects, when to use each?

3. What effect do polls have in the polls displayed in-game? Do the national and state polls both contribute toward the polls? If fog of war is on, does that mean that the polls set in the campaign are real but the ones displayed on the screen aren't? Are polls' effects weighted by how far they are away from that date? For example if it's April 1 in the primaries and there is a poll for that state dated March 15, a national poll dated March 10, and another poll for that state from February, do the three of those interact somehow to get the "real" poll numbers and those then are randomly affected by fog of war? How does that whole mechanism work?

 

1. On means that the candidate is in the race and campaign. Not Seeking means that the candidate is not in the race, and really can't campaign beyond some media appearances and altering their platform. Undecided is in between, where some campaign options are available and others are not. It's the "exploratory committee" phase of a campaign. Note that if you start a candidate as Undecided or Not Seeking, you will likely have extra obstacles in the campaign including getting ballot access.

2. Rallies are much bigger than Barnstorming, and are better (in my experience) when your candidate has a following in a certain state, ie, don't try to have a rally in a state we're you're polling at 1% and have limited attention.

3. Not sure, I tend not to use the polling option but would love to figure it out someday.

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In addition to @lizphairphreak 's comments,

1. On - Not seeking means there is some chance they will enter the race, 'Off' means they aren't included in the game when you start and there's no chance they will enter the race.

2. The basic dynamic here is rallies are useful when you reach a certain threshold of %s and momentum, because they allow a leader to expend fewer Energy Points per person reached.

3. The polling system is set to be replaced, but as of now polls displayed are simply the latest poll data a campaign has access to. If fog of war is off, the data you see is accurate. If not, there is some inaccuracy to it.

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On 7/15/2019 at 7:38 AM, admin_270 said:

In addition to @lizphairphreak 's comments,

1. On - Not seeking means there is some chance they will enter the race, 'Off' means they aren't included in the game when you start and there's no chance they will enter the race.

2. The basic dynamic here is rallies are useful when you reach a certain threshold of %s and momentum, because they allow a leader to expend fewer Energy Points per person reached.

3. The polling system is set to be replaced, but as of now polls displayed are simply the latest poll data a campaign has access to. If fog of war is off, the data you see is accurate. If not, there is some inaccuracy to it.

I would think that even with fog of war off, there's still a margin of error to polls. What does "fog of war" simulate in real life?

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On 7/23/2019 at 2:54 PM, servo75 said:

I would think that even with fog of war off, there's still a margin of error to polls. What does "fog of war" simulate in real life?

The inaccuracy of polls. So no. 

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