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Americans For Prosperity Dispute Ad Spending

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(WLNS) - A conservative group is spending millions of dollars attacking U.S. Senate candidate Gary Peters for supporting Obamacare but 6 News pollster Bernie Porn reports the ads are a waste of money.

6 News political insider Tim Skubick reports the Americans for Prosperity disagree.


The Americans for Prosperity have poured millions of dollars into anti-Gary Peters commercials.

Despite the commercials, Mr. Peters holds a slight lead over republican candidate Terri Lynn Land.

6 News pollster Bernie Porn contends, the vast majority of voters have already made up their mind on this issue and therefore the ad are a waste of money.

"Those folks who feel strongly about the issue, they've already made up their mind so to the extent that these ads are running, they’re have not going to have that much of an impact," said 6 News pollster Bernie Porn.

Reporter: "So they are basically wasting their money on the Obama ads?"

Porn: "At this point, yeah."

"It's not a waste of money," said Scott Hagerstrom of Michigan Americans-Prosperity.

But despite the commercials, Mr. Peters has a 44 percent - 38 percent lead.

Reporter: "If the ads were working, he wouldn’t have a 6-point lead.”
Hagerstrom: "Well, that's one poll. There’s been several polls over the past few weeks."


Mr. Porn also contends that Ms. Land has a problem with female voters. Among those, 33 percent of them back her, 47 percent are with the democrat; 20 percent are undecided.

"Sounds like there’s a lot of undecideds there and they always say if you can’t get over 50, it’s not over," said Hagerstrom.

Mr. Peters and Ms. Land, contending to replace Carl Levin.
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