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Too Many Obama Ads?

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Some voters were complaining in Texas that Sen. Barack Obama was saturating the airwaves with commercials. Even supporters grumbled they couldn't click through the channels each night without seeing a flood of his ads.

Sen. Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said her rival is outspending her, and she's using his ad spending in Pennsylvania to raise money on her Web site.



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She may have public opinion on her side, as a new American Research Group poll gives Clinton a whopping 20-point lead over Obama in Pennsylvania in part because of his many ads.

Notable in the poll summary is this tidbit:

23% of likely primary voters say that excessive exposure to Obama's advertising is causing them to support Clinton. This compares to 19% of likely primary voters in Ohio who said that excessive exposure to Obama's advertising in that state caused them to support Clinton. Too much advertising can harm a campaign.



Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter, The Washington Times