Sunday, July 27, 2008

Obama ads: 'No measurable impact'

Donald Lambro, Washington Times:
Barack Obama's summer saturation ad campaign in key battleground states has not increased the Illinois Democrat's poll numbers, according to senior strategists for John McCain's campaign and recent independent polling. . . .
The Obama campaign, flush with cash, is spending record amounts of money on big media buys in states like Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Colorado and Michigan, but the latest polls show that, if anything, the polling in these states has either changed little or the Arizona Republican has narrowed the gap in them. . . .
"So far we're not seeing any evidence that they have had any measurable impact," said a top McCain campaign official on the condition of anonymity.
McCain campaign officials say their own polls show that for all his spending, "Obama's numbers haven't budged a bit."
Read the whole thing. This was obviously written before the latest round of tracking polls, but that "budge" had nothing to do with advertising and everything to do with network news fellatio . . .

1 comment:

  1. How do you explain the Rasmussen polling trends in Florida? The 2 Rasmussen polls in FL for June had McCain leading by 7 and 8, but the latest Rasmussen poll has Obama up by 2 (source RCP). This seems like a disturbing trend to me.