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US voters on battle of the airwaves

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has reached out to US voters in a half-hour, prime-time TV advertisement.

Mr Obama can afford to buy the airtime due to his fundraising advantage. John McCain is limited in the amount of money he can spend because he opted to accept federal funds.

Here Republican and Democratic voters share their views on the commercial and the Democrats' advertising advantage.

Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez | Dallas, Texas | Republican

Mary O'Neil
Mary O'Neil | Denver, Colorado | Democrat

Geoffrey Nolan
Geoffrey Nolan | Miami, Florida | Republican

Michael Kundak-Cowall
Michael Kundak-Cowall | Chelsea, Michigan | Democrat

Philip Craig Leiter | Minneapolis, Minnesota | Republican

Catherine Anne Smith
Catherine Anne Smith | Decatur, Georgia | Democrat

Samantha Cramer
Samantha Cramer | Manassas, Virginia | Republican

Tom Taber
Tom Taber | San Mateo, California | Democrat


''I am not a pefect man'' said Obama in his advertisement


The readers' panel has been selected from as wide a cross-section of people as possible and may not be representative of wider US public opinion.

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