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Vanity, anecdotal political yard signs
Self | Clockdoc

Posted on 08/22/2016 8:50:57 AM PDT by ClockDoc

We've spent our summer travelling America's byways on mostly US, State, County, & local roadways. Very little on interstate highways. Due to the changing dynamics over the summer I'll only comment on our west to east return over the past month. We've seen zero HRC yard signs, precious few Bernie bumper stickers, fewer HRC bumper stickers from the primaries, a few huge semi-trailer sized Trump signs, & between 5 and 10 small Trump yard signs. The road sides were littered with all kinds of local signs though. We were shocked when we noticed the lack of presidential yard signs across America. Are the DNC & RNC abandoning the top of their tickets and focusing down ballot?


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1 posted on 08/22/2016 8:50:57 AM PDT by ClockDoc
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To: ClockDoc

I see Trump signs all over

I have seen very few hilLIARy signs (only one, that I can recall)


2 posted on 08/22/2016 8:52:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (Trump will win NY state - choke on that HilLIARy)
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To: ClockDoc

Here in West Suburban Chicago area, I see no signs at all for either candidate.


3 posted on 08/22/2016 8:55:01 AM PDT by teletech
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To: Mr. K

A surprising number of Trump yard signs considering the Democrat registration edge here is probably 6:1.

Very few Hillary signs. When you see one you know the resident of the house is either a public school teacher or a public union employee hack.

I think yard signs of Bernie fans who are still hanging in there outnumber Hillary.


4 posted on 08/22/2016 9:00:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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I have not seen any. I don’t plan to put up any Trump signs because I don’t want to deal with vandals. I work in the Montrose area of Houston (artsy-fartsy gay section of town) and I have not even seen any Hillary posters in the area as I drive to and from work.


5 posted on 08/22/2016 9:00:59 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ("Political Correctness is communist propaganda writ small" - Theodore Dalrymple)
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This is the trend that I keep seeing -- Two middle aged women in a prius with a "ready 4 Hillary" bumper sticker;


6 posted on 08/22/2016 9:02:32 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m surprised that the ardent marxists next door don’t have a sign out. They always did no matter the dim candidate.


7 posted on 08/22/2016 9:04:09 AM PDT by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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To: ClockDoc

The purpose of a yard sign is to to try to persuade others to vote for a presidential candidate, the purpose of a yard sign is to increase the likelihood that the person who put up the yard sign does go out to vote for that candidate.


8 posted on 08/22/2016 9:05:50 AM PDT by Timpanagos1
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To: ClockDoc

SEPA here.
We had 6 signs in yards on my street.
Now we have one.
Mine was the first to be stolen.
You cannot overestimate my hatred for punk democrats.


9 posted on 08/22/2016 9:11:36 AM PDT by Post5203 (You can't spell demicrat without R A T.)
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To: ClockDoc

IMHO, it’s the calm before the storm.

The signs, if any, are probably left over from the primaries.

Signs and stickers are in short supply, except for a few “Stop Hillary” stickers.

Look for a big increase in campaign material around Labor Day.


10 posted on 08/22/2016 9:17:08 AM PDT by Perseverando (For Progressives, Islamonazis & other Totalitarians: It's all about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: ClockDoc

I’ve seen a lot fewer signs than normal, too. I pass one home that has a Trump sign in the yard and I’ve seen some Bernie bumper stickers. I have yet to see any Hillary signs. People don’t seem to be very enthusiastic about either candidate.


11 posted on 08/22/2016 9:19:27 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: ClockDoc

I recently commented to my wife that even in deep blue California where I live there are NO Hillary yards signs or bumper stickers to be seen.

Recent travels to Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Detroit I counted 8 Trump yard signs, bumper stickers or t-shirts vs 2 Clinton yard signs or campaign button.

There is absolutely no enthusiasm for the witch


12 posted on 08/22/2016 9:20:46 AM PDT by A message
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I think the election is so contentious and the attacks of Trump supporters at rally’s are unnerving. I have a #TrumpTrain bumper sticker that I haven’t put on my car because I don’t want it to get vandalized.


13 posted on 08/22/2016 9:26:07 AM PDT by Trumplican
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Haha. That’s right. Prius driver almost always have a Hillary or Bernie sticker.


14 posted on 08/22/2016 9:26:55 AM PDT by Trumplican
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My son has a Trump yard sign. Once one house on the street put them up, 4 popped up overnight from neighbors, all Trump.


15 posted on 08/22/2016 9:27:45 AM PDT by Trumplican
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To: ClockDoc

Magnetic Trump 2016 bumper sticker:

https://www.amazon.com/MAGNET-Donald-Trump-Republican-Election/dp/B0137PY48S


16 posted on 08/22/2016 9:28:47 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: ClockDoc

Have seen no yard signs. I wondered if perhaps there would be more put out after Labor Day.


17 posted on 08/22/2016 9:30:36 AM PDT by Freedom56v2 (election is about Liberty versus Tyranny and National Sovereignty versus Globalism👍)
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To: ClockDoc
Are the DNC & RNC abandoning the top of their tickets and focusing down ballot? I've wondered the same. I see more Bernie stickers and signage than anything else, locally.

It's early. Will know more after Labor Day, when people start paying closer attention to the elections.

18 posted on 08/22/2016 9:32:51 AM PDT by wbill
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To: teletech; MinuteGal

“Here in West Suburban Chicago area, I see no signs at all for either candidate.”

Trump supporters in the Western Suburbs (I live in one, although I will hopefully soon be escaping to FL), are afraid to put out Trump signs as they will be trashed or stolen, or set on fire. Lots of immigrants (many from the Middle East and South American countries) now live in the suburbs, moving out of Chicago and/or imported by Obama to pollute the surrounding burbs. It’s getting bad out here in the burbs. Our local Walmart is now like the Tower of Babel, speaking in many tongues, both the workers and the customers.

But I tell you folks, there is a huge hidden Trump vote out here, and all over the country, that will emerge in the voting booths of November to speak their collective minds. We have this one last chance to take back our country. So I hope there are enough of us left. Otherwise, eventual revolution one day.


19 posted on 08/22/2016 9:35:54 AM PDT by flaglady47 (TRUMP ROCKS !!!)
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To: flaglady47
Trump supporters in the Western Suburbs (I live in one, although I will hopefully soon be escaping to FL), are afraid to put out Trump signs as they will be trashed or stolen, or set on fire. Lots of immigrants (many from the Middle East and South American countries) now live in the suburbs, moving out of Chicago and/or imported by Obama to pollute the surrounding burbs. It’s getting bad out here in the burbs. Our local Walmart is now like the Tower of Babel, speaking in many tongues, both the workers and the customers.

But I tell you folks, there is a huge hidden Trump vote out here, and all over the country, that will emerge in the voting booths of November to speak their collective minds. We have this one last chance to take back our country. So I hope there are enough of us left. Otherwise, eventual revolution one day.

I think you are right on the money. Voters are scared to show who they are voting for but in 2012 the die hard Democrats weren't afraid to put their signs up all over the place. Maybe that says something too. Maybe there aren't that many RAT voters this time. GO TRUMP!!

20 posted on 08/22/2016 9:47:33 AM PDT by teletech
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