Pennsylvania Political Bullseye
Maybe the sheer number of ads is what is impacting their quality. I say this for every last one of them, but if they are not boring they are inane. Then there is the negativity. Again, not something new, but you really have to wait for the few non-negative ads to run. It is not always this bad is it? They could have ads with one candidate standing there with a Voodoo doll of their opponent and poking him (and it is all men locally and state-wide isn't it?) with pins for 15 or 30 seconds for all the content I see. Are there no more creative ad-men(or women) around?
Anyway, here is what the political bullseye looks like in Pennsylvania at the moment. I have updated this illustration of voter registration stats by county (as of Oct 2010) colored by majority party. You can play with the interactive version here.