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. The following is the percent share of sales of our Election 2008 gear in the past week of September 2 – September 8, 2007:
That’s the best week Al Gore has had in some time. Is it related to Al Gore’s call for younguns to engage in civil disobedience at coal-fired electric plants?
And hoo boy, look at Hillary Clinton go. She nearly doubles Barack Obama’s share. Are we looking at a forming consensus?
Look for another update next week.