2016 ElectionsReleases

Clinton and Sanders Even in Ad War,
Cruz and Rubio Gain on Bush in S. Carolina

Outside Group Ads Continue to Flood Airwaves in Record Numbers, Republican Ads Attack Rubio, Rubio Attacks Clinton February 18, 2016 Report Highlights • Clinton, Sanders, Bush most ads this cycle • South Carolina ad leaders • Nevada ad leaders • GOP ad spending nearly triples from 2012 • Comparing GOP and Dem ad volume and spending • Outside group sponsors in GOP race • GOP outside group types • Ad tone in GOP and Dem races • Attacks on other candidates • Issues featured in ads • Dark money in Senate races • Senate advertising volume (MIDDLETOWN, CT) February 18,…
Wesleyan Media Project
February 18, 2016
2016 ElectionsReleases

Super PACs Dominate Airwaves

Outside Spending Groups Air Over 80 Percent of Ads in GOP Primaries, Almost All are Sponsored by Super PACs; Big gaps between advertising and polls: Pro-Bush ads more than double nearest GOP rival, Pro-Cruz ads are rare and Trump noticeably absent, Dark money fueling Rubio December 15, 2015 Report Highlights • Ad volume in 2015 compared to 2011, 2007 • Aggregate ad spending and airings • Candidate ad volume; Trump airs zero ads • Right to Rise is most active GOP outside group advertiser • Full-disclosure groups dominate • Ads are overwhelmingly positive to date • Boston/Manchester, NH and Iowa…
Wesleyan Media Project
December 15, 2015