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Old 10-16-2012, 03:50 PM
 
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Have you noticed a big reduction in the number of political yard signs in Wake and Johnston County for the top position compared to four years ago? Leave political discussion out of this, but I am shocked at how few there are out there for anyone. I have noticed many signs for local positions.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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I pretty much agree although I have seen one house with all sorts of huge homemade signs in the yard for one of the candidates.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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I pretty much agree although I have seen one house with all sorts of huge homemade signs in the yard for one of the candidates.
That is the one thing I did notice. One area near route 50 has multiple large wooden signs. But 4 years ago both sides had regular signs everywhere. Now I have a hard time finding any.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It's hard to notice, since the number of local ones seems so much more than usual!

Apparently a couple were canvassing our n'hood the other day and putting Romney signs in the yards of those who were willing, because a slew of them cropped up at the same time, when we had seen people going door-to-door. Perhaps one could interpret that all of the OTHER houses must be Obama or 3rd-party households, I dunno.

I've also already seen sign vandalism, a Democratic local candidate's sign shredded and left in a yard.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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I've got your answer.

Funny you should mention this. Driving around one day I had this same conversation with my husband . ."where are all the Obama/Biden signs?" because we all remember how it was last election. I wasn't being sarcastic but just an observation compared to 4 years ago. So, on my weekend ride I told my husband I was going to conduct my own poll (everyone else is) So, on a 40 mile bike ride I didn't see one B/B sign and 23 R/R signs.

I do have to say it does start to muck up the place with all the signs so I'm not complaining.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I've also already seen sign vandalism, a Democratic local candidate's sign shredded and left in a yard.

Yeah, I've seen probably 10 or so Romney signs that had been spayed with black paint. Surprisingly the signs weren't in the same area but spread out across the city.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:50 PM
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Interesting I've seen a lot more Romney signs too. I wouldn't put a sign for any candidate in my yard. Just not my thing.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:15 PM
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Location: Cary, NC
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My favorite is in front of Shoppes on the Parkway:

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Papa Murphy's

For Dinner

Makes as much sense as the rest of 'em...
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I was showing houses to a client of mine (buyer). We were looking in a neighborhood that he was familiar with.

As we drove past a particular house (not for sale), He said, "that is so and so's house, he owns the so and so restaurant". He continued, "I can't believe he has a so and so sign in his yard." "Now that I know how stupid he is, I won't be eating at his restaurant, anymore!".

I was somewhat suprised as I don't discuss politics with many, not even family! Or should I say, definitely not family!

And, I thought it was somewhat interesting that someone would be so turned off by someone else's polictical signs that they would stop going to that person's business. Politics is tough!

Vicki
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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I just happened to notice this morning while driving on a section of Spring Forest Rd, how many signs there were, but they were all on one side of the street, they were local though...
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