The Economics Of Presidential Campaigns

October 27, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Eamon Javers highlighted some of the numbers from the Presidential Campaign so far:

  • The two candidates are spending $26.86 a second to get people’s votes.
  • This means that about $10.14 is being spent on each registered voter in the United States. And that’s not including the money that will be spent in the crucial month of October.
  • In contrast, in 1980, Reagan and Carter spent just $5 (inflation adjusted, 2012 dollars) per registered voter.

Read more fascinating numbers from the campaign so far over here.

Source: NBC News