Heat Maps: The Visualization Of Your PoliMetric Data

Heat maps have become one of the coolest perks of Polimetrics Modeling. Our Heat Maps help you visualize the data and modeling. They are also a great tool for tracking and comparing how your campaign is doing. 

Heat maps give you an intuitive means of understanding support for your candidate and how voters respond to the messages you want to deliver. These maps can run from covering an entire state to getting a sense of how supportive a particular county is to your messaging. 

Activate 3 is up and running with many new features

The New Features Of Activate 3

By Benjamin Rogers


There are many great new features in Activate 3 that are listed below. Those along with Great Pricing, More Reliable System, and our always stellar 24/7 Customer Service work together to give you an even better product. 

Manager Side:


Copy Projects: the ability to quickly copy all settings from one project into a new one. Add a new list and agents, and you’re ready to go

Lists: Is first name first? Activate can separate your list of recorded names into first and last names, meaning you don’t need to mess with your file to do it.

Mapping has been streamlined, allowing you to add everything faster.

Automatic screening for cell phones means that a list can be added in minutes without worrying about your records.

The Newest Service Activate Offers: PoliMetric Modeling

Twenty years ago a voter ID program consisted of using telemarketing firms to call voters and ask them for whom they would likely vote.  It generally worked.  Voters twenty years ago didn't have caller ID to screen their calls.  There were no Do Not Call lists. There were very few cell phones. There were no smart phones.


Things have changed.


The notion that you will get quality answers to questions about voting from every voter isn't any longer an option.  Campaigns need to change to the new paradigm. In the information age we have big data, hundreds of data points, that make calling every voter an antiquated need.  We still have to ask people what they think.  We just don't have to ask everyone.


PoliMetrics utilizes cutting edge, volunteer driven data collection to

statistically predict individual voting behavior.  This is the modern field campaign


For more information visit the PoliMetrics tab

Nicholas Lampson Wins Big in Texas' Fourteenth District

After over a decade and a half in office, Republican Representative Ron Paul announced that he would not seek another term in Congress, making his seat in Texas’ Fourteenth District up for grabs. While Galveston and the Fourteen District had long been a Republican stronghold, Democrats knew that with a strong candidate, there was an opportunity to turn this district blue for the first time since 1995.

One man that was up to the challenge was former Texas Representative Nicholas Lampson. While nine different Republicans lined up to try and replace Ron Paul, Congressman Lampson launched a grassroots campaign aimed at empowering and motivating the Democratic voters of the Fourteenth District to be ready for a tough general election battle in November.

Lloyd Doggett Wins Soundly In Texas' Thirty-Fifth District

In July 2011, Texas’ Republican Governor Rick Perry signed a new redistricting plan into law the implemented heavy gerrymandering in several of Texas’ congressional districts in a partisan attempt to destabilize several long serving Democratic representatives, including Congressman Lloyd Doggett in Texas’ Twenty-fifth District.

Ready to fight Republican-lead redistricting, Congressman Doggett, who had served for many terms as a voice for his hometown of Austin, Texas in the United States House of Representatives, sought reelection in the brand new Thirty-Fifth District, which includes portions of both Austin and San Antonio.

In order to reach out to new groups of voters and mobilize the district’s Democratic voting base, Congressman Doggett’s campaign built a grassroots campaign that empower voters to join the fight to keep Lloyd fighting for Texas families.

Brad Schneider Takes the Nomination in Illinois’ Tenth District

In Illinois’ Tenth District, a congressional district that has long been a battleground between Democrats and Republicans, which elections usually being decided by slim margins, Democrats were gearing up to nominate a challenger for Republican—and Tea Partier—incumbent Robert Dold. The two top contenders were Ilya Sheyman, a 25-year old former national MoveOn.org organizer, and Brad Schneider, a local management consultant.

While Sheyman’s campaign pulled in big nominations and support from out of state interests, Schneider’s campaign set out to mobilize and motivate the people of the Tenth District through a comprehensive grassroots effort. To help build this base, the Schneider campaign turned to Activate for a volunteer powered phone banking and predictive dialer service.

Marcy Kaptur Wins Big in Ohio’s New Ninth District

After Republican-lead gerrymandering merged Ohio’s former Tenth and Ninth Congressional districts together into a new Ninth District, old friends and Representatives Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich were forced into a fierce primary battle to keep their seats in the United States House of Representatives.

Representative Kaptur and her campaign hoped to create a strong, grassroots support base in her home counties and begin to expand into Representative Kucinich’s former district, building energy and enthusiasm for her long track record of accomplishment in Washington. To accomplish this, she turned to Activate for a phone banking and predictive dialer solution. This choice paid off.

In the month before the March 6th Ohio primary, volunteers for Congresswoman Kaptur’s campaign used the Activate system to make 126,000 dials, yielding almost 31,000 contacts with voters at an average contact rate of forty-two voters per hour over the course of the campaign’s phone banking.

We Are Ohio Wins With Activate

On March 31, 2011, Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) signed Senate Bill 5 into law. The bill was heavily anti-union and was meant to strongly curtail the rights of Ohio’s 400,000 public employees, including removing their right to collective bargaining and preventing them from striking. While Republicans celebrated their victory against organized labor, We Are Ohio geared up to fight back.

They formed a bipartisan coalition of public and private sector workers including “autoworkers, police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, pastors, small business owners, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, local elected officials and business leaders, students, Moms, Dads, family members, and… neighbors.”

By the weekend April 1, 2011, there were already enough signatures turned into the Ohio Secretary of State’s office to begin the referendum process. After months of work across the state, We Are Ohio and other supporters of repealing Senate Bill 5 had gathered a record breaking 1,298,301 signatures from Ohioans overturn the Republican’s anti-union legislation. Senate Bill 5 was placed on the ballot for that November as Voter Referendum Issue 2.

Mississippians for Healthy Families Protects Women’s Rights With Activate

In Mississippi, signatures had been gathered to put Initiative 26 on the ballot for November 2011. Initiative 26 planned on adding a clause to the Mississippi Constitution stating that life begins at “the moment of fertilization.”

Adding this clause would deny women in Mississippi access to abortions and even basic forms of birth control like the pill, robbing women of their right to control their own bodies. Even women that were rape or incest victims would be forced to carry pregnancies caused by their attacker and women that miscarried because of a car accident could potentially be charged with manslaughter for losing their child. Even abortions conducted to save the life of a mother would have to be approved by a government bureaucrat.

Mississippians for Healthy Families quickly formed to mobilize the citizens of Mississippi, stop the bill, and protect the health of women in the state by encouraging everyone to vote No on Initiative 26. To help their grassroots opposition to the Initiative, Mississippians for Healthy Families turned to Activate for phone banking and predictive dialer technology.