When asked to grade the presidential campaigns’ voter outreach, a solid 56% give Obama’s campaign an A or B, while only 32% say the same of McCain’s campaign. Obama’s grades are the highest of any candidate over the past four elections. In June 2004, for example, just 39% gave Bush’s efforts an A or B; even fewer gave high grades to Kerry’s campaign (31%). McCain scores lower than Bush ever did, but higher than Dole in 1996. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.