Pollsters can pour over all the phone surveys they want, but the real gauge of President Obama's population may be the ratio of protesters his public appearances attract to the number of people hawking Obama merchandise.
Oddly, if you used the math today at the Harborside Event Center you'd fall in the same sixty percent most approval polls are showing. All together there were about four people with signs as I exited (one more, I believe, then when I entered), and one of those wasn't so much protesting Obama or any of his policies as he was asking to bring more manufacturing jobs back to America.
On the flip side, there's still a lot of people hawking Obama t-shirts, Obama pins, and even Obama teddy bears. And still more than a few people willing to buy them.
One lady exiting couldn't believe the absence of protesters, noting that last time Bush came to the area there were tons.
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