Wesleyan: 2012 Breaks Record For Most Campaign TV Commercials

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If you thought you\’ve never seen so many political commercials, you are right.

A new study by Wesleyan University says that more than 900,000 presidential campaign commercials have been played on both cable television and broadcast stations since the campaign strated. That represents a jump of 44.5 percent since October 2008 and a hike of 43.7 percent from October 2004 when Republican incumbent George W. Bush was running against Democrat John Kerry.

“When all is said and done, 2012 will go down as a record-pulverizing year for political advertising,” Erika Franklin Fowler, co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project, said in a statement.  “We’ve already surpassed the total number of presidential ads aired during the entire 2008 campaign – and we still have two weeks to go before Election Day.  What is especially striking is that the ads are concentrated on fewer markets than 2008, meaning that a smaller number of Americans have witnessed the onslaught of messages in the race for the White House.”

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2 thoughts on “Wesleyan: 2012 Breaks Record For Most Campaign TV Commercials

  1. Picture This

    Linda McMahon is nothing more than a glorified Carnival Barker.
    She will say anything to get people to play her game.
    The prizes offered … Chrome plated plastic trinkets.
    Grade-school children are attracted to small, shiney objects. Come on people! This isn`t even funny!
    I don’t want to live in the state known for putting
    Linda McMahon on the floor of The U.S. Senate ! !
    She is a successful Carnival Barker, and should have stayed safely within the confines of her craft as such. She clearly illustrates having nothing intellectually to offer Connecticut in terms of a United States Senator. This is nothing but an empty facade; Behind Linda McMahon’s eyes exsists a vast void. Personally, I don’t think she has the capacity for the level of intelligence, or thought to perform as a United States Senator ; And I think her level of abstract thought and reasoning belongs on children`s television, Saturday Mornings.
    Vote for Linda McMahon and Jerry Springer on the Champipple Ballot Line.
    Kurt Russell and Michael Moore will be using
    Connecticut tax credits to produce a new movie for
    Monty Python Productions, called :
    ” Escape From Connecticut ” !

  2. Chaos Theory

    Linda McMahon is nothing more than an old Carnival Barker.
    She will say anything to get people to play her game.
    The prizes offered … Chrome plated plastic trinkets.
    Come on people! This isn`t even funny!
    I don’t want to live in the state known for putting
    Linda McMahon on the floor of The U.S. Senate ! !
    She clearly illustrates having nothing intellectually to offer Connecticut in terms of a United States Senator. This is nothing but an empty facade; Behind Linda McMahon’s eyes exsists a vast void. Personally, I don’t think she has the capacity for the level of intelligence, or thought to perform as a United States Senator ; And I think her level of abstract thought and reasoning belongs on children`s television, Saturday Mornings.
    Vote for Linda McMahon and Jerry Springer on the Champipple Ballot Line.
    Kurt Russell and Michael Moore will be using
    Connecticut tax credits to produce a new movie for
    Monty Python Productions, called : ” Escape From Connecticut ” !
    Maybe this is all but a perverse and pathetic dream,
    and I’ll wake up. Heh – To think Linda McMahaon a serious contender to represent Connecticut, as a United States Senator!
    I gotta stop eating those Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs before bed.
    Rod Serling steps out from around the corner,
    And offers a Narrative :
    ” Submitted for your approval: Linda McMahon,
    Roller Derby Queen, or United States Senator?
    You decide your reality, when you cast your vote in
    The Twighlight Zone “

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