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Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:41 PM

Do campaign television ads work?

Watching The Last Word. The last segment was about how Hillary is spending way more on ads than Trump, but the race is still close. Seems to me that the money could be utilized on other things like a ground game instead of tv ads.

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Reply Do campaign television ads work? (Original post)
Proud liberal 80 Sep 2016 OP
Egnever Sep 2016 #1
Proud liberal 80 Sep 2016 #2
Egnever Sep 2016 #8
citood Sep 2016 #11
tonyt53 Sep 2016 #3
saltpoint Sep 2016 #4
yeoman6987 Sep 2016 #5
MADem Sep 2016 #6
AngryAmish Sep 2016 #7
Maru Kitteh Sep 2016 #9
world wide wally Sep 2016 #10

Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:43 PM

1. My answer would be sometimes.

 

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Response to Egnever (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:47 PM

2. I just know that a campaign ad has never made me change my vote

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:55 PM

8. There are examples of people that never recovered from devastating adds

 

I can't think of them off the top of my head but I am aware there are a few out there.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 11:16 PM

11. Here in Kansas

In a primary a few months ago...incumbant named Huelskamp was blindsided with a barrage of ads...and lost badly.

Just a recent example.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:48 PM

3. Ask Mitch McConnell. One got him elected.

 

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:48 PM

4. I second Egnever above. They work sometimes.

The new Kander ad in Missouri is extremely effective, IMO, and will change some minds.

The Herman Cain ad from 2012 featuring his campaign manager Mark Block smoking a cig fell a bit short of the mark:



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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:50 PM

5. This general election threw the rule book out the window

 

Nobody should be using a 2012 and before game plan. If they do, it will not work. Think innovation and not status quo.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:51 PM

6. She HAS a ground game.

And yes, ads do work. Kasich did very well using ads--he went from nothing to competitive in NH for a bit...then he ran out of cash.

Ads work well, repetition works well, and can drive home facts not previously known.

Of course, and so does inciteful hate speech, apparently.

We can simply hope that the mouth breathing morons supporting Trump forgot to register to vote....

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 10:52 PM

7. Nope.

 

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 11:14 PM

9. Ask Willie Horton.

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Response to Proud liberal 80 (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2016, 11:14 PM

10. I have been glad Hillary has had the money to spend on ads after seeing wall to wall free

time given to Trump on the cable news programs.

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