The presidential race has been stable for months but not in a way favourable to Mitt Romney. On his best days, Romney is even with President Obama. On his worst, Romney is a few points behind.This dynamic has not been changed through advertising. More money has been spent on TV ads in the general election so far this year than during the entire 2008 presidential election. More money was spent this past July on ads in Charlotte, Orlando and Columbus, Ohio, than was spent in those markets in October 2008. But opinion seems settled and difficult to budge.
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