Obama Outspent McCain on TV By 3-1 In Closing Week

The University of Wisconsin advertising project finds that “From October 21st to October 28th, spending on television advertising in the presidential campaign has totaled nearly $38 million.  Over this time period, the Obama campaign spent nearly $21.5 million while the McCain campaign spent nearly $7.5 million.  Another $6.7 million was spent by the Republican Party and $2.2 million was spent by interest groups.”

So, if you throw in all spending, it’s a 3-2 Obama advantage.

Here’s a table showing a state-by-state breakdown. Once again, for some reason, McCain is outspending Obama in Iowa (Obama has an 11-point lead in the state in the RCP average):

Advertising Spending by State (Candidate & Coordinated)

  McCain Obama
Colorado $237,000 $858,000
Florida $1,441,000 $4,615,000
Indiana $336,000 $1,248,000
Iowa $429,000 $298,000
Minnesota $176,000 $499,000
Missouri $437,000 $1,105,000
Montana <$1,000 $175,000
North Carolina $537,000 $1,094,000
New Hampshire $60,000 $643,000
New Mexico $223,000 $309,000
Nevada $357,000 $850,000
Ohio $753,000 $1,984,000
Pennsylvania $1,388,000 $2,742,000
Virginia $637,000 $2,450,000
Wisconsin $202,000 $1,084,000

(Source:TNS Media Intelligence/CMAG with analysis by the Wisconsin Advertising Project)