HotAir: American’s Crossroads’ biggest ad buy: Hey, remember how Obama spent $1trillion on stimulus that didn’t work?
HotAir: American’s Crossroads’ biggest ad buy: Hey, remember how Obama spent $1 trillion on stimulus that didn’t work?
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Super PAC American Crossroads GPS is set to drop $16 million on ads this week in battleground states and targeted races, mostly hitting President Obama on stimulus spending and his jobs record.
The TV ad, entitled “Actually Happened,” makes reference to what the Obama White House would like you to forget— what he promised would happen to the jobless rate if we spent $1 trillion on stimulus compared to what actually happened. In the style of Tony Stark, a narrator brings up a CGI chart with the swipe of a hand, showing the literal gap between Obama’s promises on jobs and where we stand today.
A Tarrance Group survey of likely voters this week suggests Crossroads may be on the right track:
—Three quarters (74%) of voters do not believe federal government spending has helped the economy, and 86% do not believe government spending has helped their own personal financial situation. This pessimism over the impact of government spending is consistent throughout many key demographic groups that are frequently mentioned as “target” voters in the upcoming Presidential election.
—Nearly three quarters of both men (75%) and women (72%) do not believe government spending has helped the economy, along with eight in ten (80%) seniors. A majority (54%) of seniors say spending has “hurt” the economy.
Also, a majority of Independents (55%) and married women (59%) believe government spending has hurt the economy. Three quarters (76%) of middle class families do not believe spending has helped the economy, with 58% believing government spending has actually hurt the economy.
—Men (86%) and women (86%) equally do not believe government spending has helped their personal financial situation. Just 9% of Independents and seniors, and 12% of married women and middle class families say government spending has helped their personal finances.
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