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Few Signs of Election in Yards

They're usually at almost every intersection by now but campaign yard signs seem to be a vanishing part of the presidential election.



    With the election right around the corner one would expect to see campaign signs decorating yards everywhere, but not this year. NBC10's Doug Shimell found out why there are fewer signs. (Published Monday, Oct. 15, 2012)

    Election day is just three weeks away, yet campaign signs seem to be hard to find. NBC10's Doug Shimell talked to Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama supporters to find out why there aren't more signs.

    Neil Samuels, the Executive Director of the Bucks County Democratic Committee, told NBC10 social and electronic media and just plain old door to door canvassing are nudging out campaign signs.

    "There are fewer signs because we have so many other technological opportunities to communicate. And so putting a sign on your front lawn doesn't actually engage your neighbor. It just says, Hi, this is who I'm voting for," said Samuels.

    But at Bucks County's Republican Headquarters, they say Romney-Ryan signs are in record demand and the G.O.P. has handed out more than 5,000 of them.

    "The yard sign can create momentum. It can raise name identification. And also for some people it can say Hey, I'm not alone. I'm not the only Romney supporter in my neighborhood," said Don Petrille of the Bucks County G.O.P.

    Leaders of both parties say more signs will go up over the next three weeks.