“That’s why I want your input, because you are the ones building this campaign on the ground in your community. We want to know from you what’s working, what we could be doing better, what you care about, and what you’re hearing about the President and this campaign,” said Messina.

The email contains a link to a survey asking backers to rate which issues are most important to them and the effectiveness of the campaign’s efforts so far.

The supporter survey comes on the heels of a difficult month for the president, which saw Obama’s team on the defensive over a still weak economy, a set-back for Democrats and labor groups in Wisconsin’s recall election, a strong fundraising month for rival Romney and increasing congressional anger over a series of national security leaks…

Respondents are also prompted to ”rate the performance of the campaign so far” on a scale with 7 for “great” and 1 for “poor” and to describe their enthusiasm for the president and his campaign on a scale from “very enthusiastic” to “not enthusiastic at all.”