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Research procedure for identifying books, journal and newspaper articles, campaign finances, campaign ads, political advertising, public opinion polls, and election data.
Information about Voting
US Election Statistics
Public Opinion Data
Elections in other countries
Political Advertisement Archives
Wesleyan Media Project
The Wesleyan Media Project was established in 2010 to track advertising in federal elections
Researchers can apply and pay a small fee to access data going back to 2004.
Political TV Ad Archive
The Political TV Ad Archive collected and, using innovative open source technology, tracked airings of political ads in key markets the 2016 election cycle.
Livingroom Candidate (American Museum of the Moving Image)
At least one campaign video apiece for each of the major Presidential candidates, 1952-2008. Available in a variety of viewing formats, including RealPlayer and Windows Media.
America Votes: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia
Photographs of campaign buttons, posters and brochures, 1796-2000.
Finding Current Political Ads
For more recent political ads try searching on
or if you know the url for the campaign website, look it up in the