Presidential candidates spend around $5 per registered voter

By WEEK Producer

Presidential candidates spend around $5 per registered voter

October 26, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2012 at 2:50 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama and Republican incumbant Mitt Romney are shelling out the big bucks during their campaign, but how does the spending relate to each individual voter?

According to data provided by the Federal Election Commission, President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are spending more than $2.3 million every day this election season.

So, how much is that per registered voter?

If you calaculate in the total number of voters in the last campaign -- just over 146.3 million -- you'll find the Obama campaign is spending about $5.33 to reach out to each voter, while Romney's team is spending about $4.81.

Combined, that's $10.14 to get you to vote.

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