View Poll Results: How has the Campaign ads effected your choice?

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  • I decided who to vote for as a result of Campaign Ads

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  • I switched my vote as a result of Campaign Ads

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  • I have not changed my mind at all, the Ads have no effect on me

    5 45.45%
  • The Ads are a waste of money, I switch the channel when they come on

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Thread: Publicly Advertising Candidates

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    Publicly Advertising Candidates

    As most of you have seen (some more then others depending if you are in a battleground state) there has been an influx in political commercials in the months and weeks leading up to the election. An estimated 6 billion in total will be spent on trying to win the Whit House from both Romney and Obama. Third Party donors and advertising also factors into that figure. Does the advertising work, has your opinion been swayed? How many of you actually have decided who to vote for as a result of the campaign ads?
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    Re: Publicly Advertising Candidates

    I don't listen to the ads. I change the TV or Radio station when they come on. I skip the pages in the paper that have the ads on them. It's pretty rare that I don't know which candidates I'm going to vote for every quickly after they're announced, and that doesn't change because of any form of campaigning.

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    Re: Publicly Advertising Candidates

    the only way an ad could change my vote is a scenario in which one candidate is so incredibly negative that i couldn't vote for him or her. however, now that corporations are people, superpacs are inundating every market with negative ads, so that exception no longer applies. my guess is that no future ad will have an effect on my vote.

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    Re: Publicly Advertising Candidates

    Thank The Flame that I never bothered buying a TV. I see enough of this garbage on the internet. I can't believe people sit through those ads, or any ads for that matter. Why would an ad influence you? It's an AD for Flames sake.

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    Re: Publicly Advertising Candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    As most of you have seen (some more then others depending if you are in a battleground state) there has been an influx in political commercials in the months and weeks leading up to the election. An estimated 6 billion in total will be spent on trying to win the Whit House from both Romney and Obama. Third Party donors and advertising also factors into that figure. Does the advertising work, has your opinion been swayed? How many of you actually have decided who to vote for as a result of the campaign ads?
    I don't think you'll find very many people here who've been persuaded by the campaign ads. But in the general population for those who aren't paying as much attention as most people here do, I think advertising is very effective. It's why Obama was able to Indiana last election despite it being a Conservative state by spending five times as much as McCain in that state.
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    Re: Publicly Advertising Candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    As most of you have seen (some more then others depending if you are in a battleground state) there has been an influx in political commercials in the months and weeks leading up to the election. An estimated 6 billion in total will be spent on trying to win the Whit House from both Romney and Obama. Third Party donors and advertising also factors into that figure. Does the advertising work, has your opinion been swayed? How many of you actually have decided who to vote for as a result of the campaign ads?
    Its not us. The engaged.

    Its low information voters who get their information from tv that all the money is being targeted to.

    The most likely to be swayed by persuasive messaging techniques.

    It works or they wouldnt be spending billions doing it.
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    Re: Publicly Advertising Candidates

    I am not in a targeted area, Obama knows very well he has a snowballs chance in hell in my area. I did see 1 Obama add during some coverage of the Olympics, must of been a National broadcast one that slipped through. I gave it the finger, told Obama to rot in hell and switched channels. So the ads haven't affected me any because I already knew I was voting against Obama 4 years ago, am not going to change my mind and because, well, they are just not airing here very much, if at all, that I can see.
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    Re: Publicly Advertising Candidates

    Political ads only change the weak minded simpletons who don't realize that they are being tricked into buying a certain political parties ideas. Anyone who has changed their mind based on a biased campaign ad has some serious issues with intelligence.
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    Re: Publicly Advertising Candidates

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I don't listen to the ads. I change the TV or Radio station when they come on. I skip the pages in the paper that have the ads on them. It's pretty rare that I don't know which candidates I'm going to vote for every quickly after they're announced, and that doesn't change because of any form of campaigning.
    So basically you make your decision before knowing a whole lot about the person, and you stick with it even if you may find out something seriously wrong with that candidate?
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    Re: Publicly Advertising Candidates

    These ads are not designed to change the established voters minds. They are absolutely 100% positively out there for the undecided independent voter. Someone who might be on the fence about an issue and needs a little persuasion one way or the other.
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    Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
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    God, how patient are Thy poor! These corporations and masters of manipulation in finance heaping up great fortunes by a system of legalized extortion,
    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
    - Robert M. LaFollette, Wisconsin Governor and U.S. Senator

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