Sick of Political Ads on TV Yet?

The Tampa area ranked fourth in the nation in the amount of political commercials last month. Have you seen enough?

You almost can't flip through the channels right now without seeing President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney looking back at you.

That's because the Tampa market ranked fourth in the nation in the number of political ads on broadcast TV during a 22-day period last month, TBO.com reports.

Researchers at the Wesleyan Media Project found that 6,361 presidential campaign commercials aired on Tampa television from Sept. 9-30, ranking us just behind Denver, Las Vegas and Cleveland. That's about 290 ads per day spread among the four local broadcast stations, the TBO story notes.

With the presidential candidates still neck and neck in the polls in Florida and elsewhere, and with other state and local races also in the mix, we can expect even more political commercials in the days and weeks ahead.

So what do you think? Are you sick of all the political ads on TV? Do any of them resonate with you? Or do you just change the channel or fast forward your DVR when they come on?

Post a comment below and share your thoughts.

LindaG. October 16, 2012 at 08:30 PM
The last good show on the Food Channel was the original Iron Chef, it just went down hill from there. And I'm with you, thank "you know who" for PBS
LindaG. October 16, 2012 at 08:40 PM
That's when I get up to get another beer, I've put on 25lbs. in the last month.
Andy Warrener October 16, 2012 at 11:28 PM
I wanna hit back. I wonder if in Jason's research he found out which stations are airing all of these politrickal commercials. If it turned out some were doing it more than others, I say we write some letters or emails nowadays. I think it's important that the TV stations hear it from us that we're pissed about it. I, too, love the DVR these days but I would rather approach it more proactively. I'm certainly not passively pissed or fed up with it.
Sean Sorbie October 22, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I love the political ads, but politics is kinda my thing.
Janet October 25, 2012 at 08:38 PM
Having to watch the garbage of insults on TV is one thing, but for the phone calls that have invaded my privacy is an assault. Imagine using the outrageous amount of wasteful spending for political ads being used where it would matter - say for our youths education since they are the future.


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