Our friends at Cafe Press track sales of campaign-related merchandise. If you aren't familiar wth Cafee Press, the company allows people to custom design t-shirts, mugs, etc., and set up an online business selling it. The firm says
With an average of over 130,000 new designs uploaded every week, CafePress is often seen as a Cultural Barometer®. The Meter graphs track merchandise sales trends for each presidential candidate and believes that how people spend money on political merchandise says a lot about a candidate’s supporters and the way they will vote.
The first image is of sales of candidate merchandise in some battleground states. Blue is Obama merchandise; red is Romney.
The second image is pro Romney and anti-Romney merchandise sales in selected states:
The third image is pro Obama and anti Obama merchandise sales in selected states:
What does it all mean? I'm not sure but it will be interesting to compare sales to election results in November.