US Presidential Election 2012: Who Would Win By TV Ads?
Based on ads rated by users in Super PAC App (see methodology below).
- Official campaign (keys: No data; pro-Obama; Neutral; pro-Romney): 1) No data: Montana; North Dakota; Wyoming; Utah; New Mexico; Oklahoma; South Dakota; Illinois; Tennessee; Mississippi; Louisiana; Georgia; West Virginia;
Florida; Maine; Vermont; New Hampshire; Alaska; Hawaii; District of Columbia; 2) Pro-Obama: Oregon; Kansas; Arkansas; Kentucky; Wisconsin; Indiana; Connecticut; Rhode Island; 3) Pro-Romney: Nevada; California; Arizona;
Texas; Nebraska; Iowa; Minnesota; Missouri; Alabama; South California; North California; Pennsylvania; New York; Maryland; Delaware; New Jersey; Massachusetts.
Source: Super PAC App. free in the App Store.
- Outside group ads: Super PACs are outside groups that can raise and spend unlimited funds on political races. To date, they've spent over $546 million.
- Methodology: 1) States are given a score as to how positively they rated Romney and Obama ads. Score are normalized to account for differences in number of ratings per state; 2) States are ranked 1 (most positive) through 45 (least
positive) relative to each other based on these scores (for the 44 states and DC for which we have data); 3) State rankings are compared to determine whether the state is deep red, deep blue, or in the middle. For example, on the
Outside Group ads map, North Carolina is deep red. It has the 2nd most positive rating for Romney ads and 39th most positive rating for Obama ads, making it one of the most pro-Romney states. maryland ranks 16th both Romney
and Obama ads, making it neutral ground. Data collected from Sep. 24 - Oct. 23, n = 3.492. Note: not statistically significant.
- Super PACs, what;s in a name? Wordle with the names of active Super PACs excluding the words "PAC" and "Super": 1) America; 2) American; 3) CMTE; 4) Liberty; 5) Government; 6) Network; 7) Restoring; 8) Workers; 9)
Alliance; 10) Accountability; 11) Truth; 12) Forward; 13) California; 14) Conservatives; 15) Future; 16) Project; 17) Political; 18) Texas; 19) Colorado; 20) Prosperity; 21) USA; 22) Fund; 23) Tomorrow; 24) Committee; 25) National;
26) Leadership; 27) Republican; 28) Union; 29) Vote; 30) Working; 31) Effective; 32) Etc.
- 56% (531 of 946) of Super PACs are inactive (have neither raised nor spent any money).
made with www.wordle.net | Source: www.opensecrets.org. Oct. 23 | (c) - Super PAC App [www.superpacapp.org] & The Missing Graph | themissinggraph.word[ress.com | Design: George Primentas / Antiforma Design.