Almost Final Presidential Fundraising Demographics
by Chris Bowers, Mon Aug 02, 2004 at 11:00:34 AM EDT
Total $2000+ Donors $200 > Donors Bush 228.74 125.81 59.47 Kerry 186.59 69.04 59.71 All Dems 320.12 111.80 109.95Bush and Kerry's small donor machines are roughly equal, although Dean-fueled Democrats as a whole nearly double Bush's campaign in this area. Bush's strength remains his support among large donors, where he nearly doubles-up Kerry and where he surpasses all Democrats combined. Kerry apparently has around a $12M lead among "mid-range" donors, and Democrats as a whole have around a $42M among the same demographic.
Whatever the flaws and limitations of the Blogosphere and the netroots might be, raising money is certainly not one of them. Kerry has managed to stay almost equal to Bush in spending, and it would not be difficult to trace a large percentage of that success directly to the efforts of the Dean campaign in the first six months of last year.