Tracking 2008 Democrats: Stats Updated through June 16, 2007
Since November of 2004, we have been tracking the number of bumper stickers, magnets, campaign buttons and shirts that we sell in support for each of the Democratic candidates in the 2008 presidential race. While polls measure opinions of the moment, our measure tracks a more strong and lasting and lasting commitment to show their support for a particular candidate in a public way. That kind of strong commitment turns into donations, and later turns into votes. Below are results for two time periods: the week of June 10 – June 16, and the year 2007 so far.
The following is the percent share of sales of our Election 2008 gear in the past week, for each candidate who garnered at least a 1% share of sales:
Al Gore: 31.6% (previous week: 24.6%)
Barack Obama: 29.5% (previous week: 22.4%)
Hillary Clinton: 15.9% (previous week: 11.9%)
Bill Richardson: 10.6% (previous week: 10.1%)
John Edwards: 4.4% (previous week: 3.4%)
Joseph Biden: 2.7% (previous week: 7.0%)
Dennis Kucinich: 2.7% (previous week: 12.7%)
Christopher Dodd: 2.1% (previous week: 4.8%)
Mike Gravel, sales in favor of whom two weeks ago were 1.4% of all election 2008 sales, dropped below a 1% share this past week.