Do lawn signs make a difference?

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A photo, sent to me by my colleague Jon Gordon, inspires me into deep political thought. It’s a clever sign, but do lawn signs make a difference for candidates?

Scroll down, then close your eyes and tell me the name of the candidate.

Sometimes, a lawn sign can lead to more questions than answers. Like this one, sent to Jon by Thomas Freeman.

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Why is a guy named Johnsoin using plaid as a background? It’s probably an attempt to tap into the Paul Bunyan sensibility in Bemidji.

Two years ago the Walker Art Center allowed people to make their own lawn signs (via Flickr)…

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… and proved that people are more creative than politicians.

My guess is lawn signs work better for low-on-the-ticket races. In my district, we have 24 people running for judge. In a completely unscientific survey on News Cut last week, an overwhelming majority of people said they rarely seem to know who they’re voting for when it comes to voting for judges. So perhaps the “I’ve heard of him/her” voter can be influenced by a sign.

Do lawn signs make a difference in who you vote for on any race on the ballot?Market Research


lawn_sign_simpson.jpg

A photo, sent to me by my colleague Jon Gordon, inspires me into deep political thought. It’s a clever sign, but do lawn signs make a difference for candidates?

Scroll down, then close your eyes and tell me the name of the candidate.

Sometimes, a lawn sign can lead to more questions than answers. Like this one, sent to Jon by Thomas Freeman.

lawn_sign_johnson.jpg

Why is a guy named Johnson using plaid as a background? It’s probably an attempt to tap into the Paul Bunyan sensibility in Bemidji.

Two years ago the Walker Art Center allowed people to make their own lawn signs (via Flickr)…

2787076435_3414c811dc_b.jpg

… and proved that people are more creative than politicians.

My guess is lawn signs work better for low-on-the-ticket races. In my district, we have 24 people running for judge. In a completely unscientific survey on News Cut last week, an overwhelming majority of people said they rarely seem to know who they’re voting for when it comes to voting for judges. So perhaps the “I’ve heard of him/her” voter can be influenced by a sign.

Do lawn signs make a difference in who you vote for on any race on the ballot?online surveys