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Voters tired of political ads

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A lot of you have been ready for the end of the election season for quite awhile! In Ohio, we've been swamped with political ads for months and a lot of you are excited to see it coming to an end.

Here at 13 ABC we're airing more than 250 political ads between 4am and midnight on Monday and according to The Columbus Dispatch there were 7,000 political ads on their local airwaves in the month of October alone. All that has added up to a lot of frustration for a lot of voters.

Experts say it's not just the quantity of political ads, it's the tone that's upsetting a lot of voters. Melissa Miller is 13 ABC's political analyst,"The ads are running 7 to 1 negative so it's not just the quantity, but it's how many ads are negative. So many people have been telling me they are just pushing the mute button at this point."

Alex Wamer is a local college student,"It seems like every other commercial is political these days. The presidential race, Congress, it does not matter, they all seem to be attack ads. Do you pay attention to them? A little bit, but not much. Are you looking forward to it being over? Yes!"

Everyone we spoke with shares Alex's frustration, but in spite of that, they are all planning to vote. Kyle Swansegar says the ads have been overwhelming and it is hard to sort out fact from fiction, "I am ready for it to be over. Will you vote? Definitely."

Crystal Darnell has already voted and she plans to help get people to the polls tomorrow, "Everybody get out and vote. It's important, there are a lot of issues out there for a reason. This is a very important election."

Melissa Miller says most Ohio voters have already made up their minds, so the ads are aimed at a very small part of the population, "Only 2-4 percent of Ohio's likely voters are undecided at this point, so people who have already voted have had to endure a deluge of ads all in hopes of the campaigns reaching 3 percent of the voters, so no wonder they're turned off."

Even Miller, who obviously loves politics, says she has reached her saturation point with all the ads. She says she doesn't go so far as to turn them off, but she does tune them out.

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