Until the first Obama debate, there were essentially no yard signs that I’ve seen in Boulder County. Since the debate, Romney signs have sprouted everywhere, but no Obama signs have been put up. Even more interesting, lots of down-ticket signs have sprouted as well, including a large number of signs for Democrats. Many of the Democrat yards look like a forest of signs. But not a single one of these Democrat forests sprout an Obama sign! These folks are either ashamed that they’re going to vote for Obama or they’re going to sit out that race. Maybe a few will even vote for Romney.
I have seen the same thing here in NH. The loyal dems in the neighborhood have the signs up for the liberal US congressional and state reps, but no Obama signs.
I think they MAY secretly vote for Romney or not at all.
I hate to say this, but signs for well-known candidates are useless. The signs for the local candidates are the only ones that matter, in terms of actually helping campaigns.
That said, there’s been plenty of anecdotal evidence that ‘the thrill is gone’ for Obama.