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The Romney campaign today released data, including the spending chart above, showing that the Obama campaign has spent nearly $50 million on television ads, most of them negative since Mitt Romney became the Republican nominee in April--outspending Romney three to one--and yet has failed to budge the national poll numbers.
The Romney campaign cites polling data posted at the Huffington Post, but could also have cited data from the RealClearPolitics average, which shows Obama with a 3-point lead on April 16 and just a 2.7-point lead today.
In addition, the Romney campaign notes that despite pleading poverty, the Obama campaign has far more cash-on-hand than its rival, and has been burning that cash at a high rate.
In a press release, the Romney campaign called Obama out on his hypocrisy, noting that he once complained about the negative nature of political campaigns. "Bemoaning negative ads while running a 75% negative campaign is the height of hypocrisy and reinforces the discouragement and cynicism that Americans feel about our broken political system in Washington DC."
Having little trouble keeping up with President Obama and Democratic super PACs, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is being urged by donors and fundraisers to spend non-stop to offset Democratic attacks that are depressing his poll numbers.
By now, Romney should be drawing ahead of Obama, but he isn't. The problems that are keeping Romney's poll numbers below Obama's go much deeper than unforced errors or unnoticed speeches.
President Obama is still leading Mitt Romney in key battleground states. Bill Kristol attributed the trend to Romney not being able to provide a clear alternative to what Obama is doing, and said the Republican campaign should be worried about being behind at this point.
Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
It's all the extra donations from "The Wedding Registry" he was pleading for not long ago.
Instead Of Gifts For Yourself...
Maybe it was a good idea after all.
Am I the only one repulsed by the fact that these two are spending this kind of money when the economy is sinking like the titanic?edit on 7/9/2012 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)