A new report says that President-elect Barack Obama's grassroots army -- who helped him smash fund-raising records, filled the ranks of volunteers, and took the campaign online -- will stay involved as he takes office.
The study released today by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 62 percent of Obama voters plan to ask others to back his policies, and among those voters who were involved in online efforts, 25 percent say they will support the administration by reaching out online.
The study also found that 27 percent of wired Obama voters have already gone online to follow the transition.
Obama, more than any presidential candidate before him, capitalized on the networking power of the Internet, and has pledged to continue harnessing it during his presidency. Since the election, his backers have been gathering all across the country to figure out how to carry out his call for change.
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