Gov: Mock Campaigning and Poll Results

Period 1
Taylor Andrews 43%
Cory Mathews 57%

Period 3
Taylor Andrews 80%
Cory Mathews 20%

Period 5
Taylor Andrews 71%
Cory Mathews 29%

Period 6
Taylor Andrews 43%
Cory Mathews 57%


For this activity, students represent states and are no longer members of a particular party. Therefore, they can choose a candidate from either party based on their own beliefs about the campaign issues and which candidates would be better for the offices of president and vice president.

During the campaigning session, the presidential and vice presidential nominees and their campaigners will crisscross the nation to meet voters. Candidate teams should consider and discuss this question. Which states should we focus on in our campaign, and why? Candidate teams will have 15 minutes for this campaign session. Presidential and vice presidential nominees can visit as many states as they want, together or separately, to encourage those states to vote for them. When a nominee makes a campaign stop, he or she can talk to multiple states in the area. No state can stop a nominee as he or she is traveling. A nominee is free to visit the states he or she chooses and may visit some states more than once or not at all.

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