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Swing states poll: Amid barrage of ads, Obama has edge

When it comes to campaign ads in the presidential race, there are two Americas.

In most of the country, just about the only time campaign ads for the presidential candidates are on TV is when there's a news story about the ads. In the handful of battleground states that are likely to decide the outcome of the election, though, viewers can't escape arguably the most intense early barrage of ads in American political history.

"In a swing state, you're part of the presidential campaign," says political scientist Darrell West, author of Air Wars. "Everywhere else, you're outside."

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Added: Jul-8-2012 Occurred On: Jul-8-2012
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    • @cswartz

      Pretty much. Anyone who falls for this liar's rhetoric a second time is a numpty bastard.

      He has the brain-dead idiot and minority votes locked down.

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  • Barry Soetoro is the biggest POS POTUS there has ever been and the libiots who vote for him are equally responsible for the mess we are in.

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    • @Neinkenheimer Oh, I thought the recession he inherited from the Bush administration was the reason for the mess. Oh, my bad.

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    • @ILovePickles

      He inherited the recession brought on by Lyndon Johnson and his great society pipe dream. Which created many unfunded agenda's like the Democrat everyone's "Right" to a home programs, That continue to exist.....

      https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/housing/mortgages_home_loans_and_financial_assistance/information_on_other_government_housing_loans

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    • @dankmofo Wow, I must be wrong then...

      I thought that it was the $1Trillion in spending during the previous 8 years and the deregulation of the housing market that contributed.

      Go to my channel and look at the post from September 22, 2008 that I posted... :)

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    • @ILovePickles Uh hum. You forgot Barry's record 5 trillion in less than 4 years on Green shiz, bank bailouts and worthless social structuring policies. Of course throw in a record amount of vacations and record campaigning throughout his whole presidency. He's a miserable failure and failed our country.

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    • @Neinkenheimer You mean that spending he did to spur the economy and put Americans back to work? I guess it's better to reinvest in America than to ship jobs overseas (coughRomneycough)..

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  • i truly don't understand how thinking people can vote for this rank amateur.

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  • Las Vegas odds on Romney

    Hope this guy is spot on!!!!!

    Las Vegas Odds on Nov. Election: Romney Wins in a Landslide

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  • No way he'll win...NO WAY!

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  • It's a sad day when I cast my vote and hate the man I'm voting for...Romney. It is the lesser of two evils. I want a man like Paul in there. Unfortunately, I don't have that choice.

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  • Screw the polls. Unless assisted by massive fraud, Obama will be crushingly defeated.

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    • @NotJim Yep, his advantages are all gone. He's barely got an edge with the young vote. He's not going to outspend Mitt 3:1 like he did with McCain. And the attack ads against Obama haven't even started.

      Obama is just Carter's 2nd term.

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  • Born in Kenya raised in Indonesia

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  • Anyone that votes for this POS is truly INSANE. the guy is anti american, liar, crook, and out for himself. NOOBAMA 2012

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  • Hopefully the both of them will walk into an anomalous wormhole and be transported into space where they will perish quietly. Those chances are better than us getting back all our freedoms.

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  • Everyone thought Jimmy Carter would hold on but at the voting booth he was blown away.

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  • Don't believe the polls. Not that many people listen to those ads. obama does lie!

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  • IS any US president not going to be a puppet to those above? America is one fucked up place these days. Debt / Poverty / Amount of people in jail / War mongering to the extreme / Supporting muslim terrorists with funds and guns / to top it all you have the daftest of presidents 'elected'. America -- I place I once liked to travel to, but now, never will.

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  • I'm thinking it's going to be a landslide for Romney. To many Americans are out of work and out of money.

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  • A little early to put a lot of faith in any poll, but it is a huge indicator of the difference of 4 years ago compared to now.

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  • Obama has no edge-he is begging for everything, he is begging, not asking, begging a sign of desperation....FUCK OBAMA

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  • As long as stupid American believe in Obama lies, he has an edge.

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  • Mitt Romney is more of a target than candidate.He is a perfect example of everything that's wrong with the country.As soon as you remind people of his past, his poll numbers crash.

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