Obama campaign gets feedback from supporters
November 28th, 2012
10:53 PM ET
4 months ago

Obama campaign gets feedback from supporters

(CNN) – Obama for America, the president's re-election campaign, released results Wednesday from its survey of supporters, and nearly 80% of the 1 million respondents said they "want to keep volunteering, primarily around the President's legislative agenda."

The campaign has been seeking input in recent days over how to use its vast resources and contact lists now that the election is over.

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The survey results, according to Obama for America, also showed that one in 10 respondents are interested in running for office at some point and almost half had forwarded campaign e-mails in support of Obama during the presidential race.

Jeremy Bird, national field director for OFA, said in the e-mail announcing results of the survey that a team of campaign staff is working on a project to "document and analyze the work we did over the past 19 months" and its goal is to "pass along what we've learned from the 2012 campaign." Bird also wrote that OFA is putting together a "final report" that will be made available to the public.

Last week Jim Messina, Obama's former campaign manager, said the organization would live on in some form but maintained the structure would not roll over to the next Democratic presidential nominee.

It's widely believed the group will serve as a major advocate tool for the president's second-term agenda - and has already been used to promote the president's policy positions. Last week, OFA sent an e-mail explaining the threat of the so-called fiscal cliff and laid out the president's stance in the ongoing negotiations.

– CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.


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  1. Michael

    As a volunteer iboth campaigns, I am heartened to see the people who ran the campaigns are interested in what we have to say- STILL. The reason the President won both races was because he was the best candidate for the job-and he had a campaign team that knows how to win. We're not done- and it's a good thing for America that we aren't!

    November 29, 2012 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  2. Marry

    Besides campaigning for the President and the party OFA did long overdue work – educating many people about “Democracy” and what it needs to succeed – involvement of people in the process! They showed that “politics” can be fun and exciting, that it should include people from all walks of life, that a vote counts, that “We the People” do have the power to change the makeup of the country to be more courteous and effective, seaching for solutions to problems, to broaden the interest in issues that affect different groups of people that did not have such a strong voice before, to follow what Representatives “DO”, to look at candidates closely, check their record to know who is asking for our vote and most important – the work in a functioning Democracy continues after an election! Involvement is in – indifference is out!

    November 29, 2012 03:08 am at 3:08 am |
  3. DixonIV

    It is amusing that the Republicans think Obama is still campaigning. They want him to stay in Washington? Both houses have been on vacation most of the time we have been in this mess. Obama is doing something new to Washington, ask the voters to make their vioces heard. The super pacs make the Republicans competative with the nonsense they spread on both sides. In the end, the super pacs only acount for the top 1% for the most part.

    November 29, 2012 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    I have been campaigning for more than three years–only reason was we need president like THIS president that has GUTS.
    PS: I an sure he signs on Filibuster, term-limits, Immigration, Anti-lobby, Voter reforms. National needs.

    November 29, 2012 07:46 am at 7:46 am |