Posted on | September 16, 2015 | No Comments
Politics, presidential primary debates, party campaign events and political surveys are as common as apple pie and hot dogs on the Fourth of July these days. The jockeying for position within the Republican and Democratic Party for a shot at the presidential nomination is in high gear. Political pundits, news organizations and higher educational institutions are publishing political surveys daily and sometimes it is hard to keep up. Candidates are stumping loudly and hosting large rallies and supporters are selling out event registrations within hours. America has a political fever and it will only get hotter.
Event management has to be close to flawless during the 2016 presidential primary season to ensure success. Campaign websites, online event registrations, social media and mass communications can make or break the reputations of campaign managers and event planners and not to mention their candidate’s chances at the big prize – The White House.
Check out the travel routes of some of the current 2016 presidential front runners and imagine the logistics and challenges event managers face. Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” tour has recently touched down in Michigan, New Hampshire and Iowa and is headed to Mobile, Alabama next. Hillary Clinton has upcoming events scheduled in New Hampshire, Louisiana, Texas and New York City. Recently, Democratic front runner Bernie Sanders stumped in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and will be traveling to New York City and New Hampshire soon. Dr. Ben Carson is headed to event receptions in North Carolina, Houston and Iowa. These candidates are all over the U.S. map and a good event management system will play a big part in their rise throughout the constant political polling.
You can’t turn on the television these days and not see a poll or survey that measures almost everything related to the current political primary campaign. Here is a sampling of some of the top pollsters, universities and news agencies covering the 2016 presidential primary season.