Candidate Name Recognition Not Increasing
Gallup’s Frank Newport reports that, despite a historically early start to the campaign, candidate name recognition has not changed over the past five months. He provides a detailed analysis but, in this case, a picture is worth more than a thousand words:
Only Mitt Romney has had any appreciable movement and he is by far the announced candidate with the least name recognition.
This would seem to shed more light on the age-old question, If a campaign falls in the forest and nobody but political junkies is paying attention, is it really a campaign?