Roundup of comments and crowd estimates. The Hill – a straw poll:
86 percent of participants surveyed said they planned to vote Democratic this week, with eight percent undecided and just one percent voting Republican.
Right away you realize this crowd, and perhaps the Stewart and Colbert fans, do not represent the national demographic. Or perhaps it is just the idealism of youth. I wonder how many of them actually have a job and pay taxes?
Continuing with The Hill:
Only one in four surveyed said they [were] more excited about this election than 2008. Thirty-nine percent said their enthusiasm had diminished.
A full 90 percent of rally attendees approved of President Obama, with 56 percent approving of him strongly. Only 10 percent disapproved of the president, just 2 percent strongly.
Forty-one percent said the most important issue is jobs, while healthcare came in with just 11 percent. Eighty-seven percent said Obama should prioritize “investing in programs that put people back to work” as opposed to “focusing on cutting spending instead.”
Assuming these are young folks, they really need to look at the national debt of the future. They are soooooo screwed!
Some comments claim they didn’t pick up their trash but no pictures yet.
The rally was at the opposite end of the Mall relative to the 828 rally. The rally area was also significantly smaller so the 828 crowd was larger. And at Big Hollywood, you can see what you missed – or didn’t miss. Here you can compare the crowd pictures side by side .