Data shows 1 US presidential candidate clearly has the best TV ads

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As candidates are knocked out of the U.S. presidential race, TV ads are becoming even more important for those wishing to stay relevant. And the campaign by Democrat underdog Bernie Sanders is using the medium most effectively, according to data from Ace Metrix.

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In fact, the Vermont Senator took gold, silver, and bronze in Ace Metrix's ranking of the top presidential ads of the quarter.

Interestingly, no pro-Ted Cruz ads made it into the top ten, despite his campaign producing the greatest amount of ads in the quarter (51.) By comparison, Cruz's Republican rival Donald Trump only aired seven ads during the last 90 days -- this is probably related to Trump's reported $2 billion-worth of free media coverage.

The video advertising analysts gave each advert an "Ace Score," based on data collected from 500 respondents per ad, using a balanced sample of voters. The score was combined using metrics like "Attention," "Watchability," "Persuasion," "Agreement," and "Information Seeking." It's intended to show the effectiveness of the ad, and the likelihood of it changing the way a viewer will vote.

Check out the 10 most-effective political ads from the last 90 days, according to Ace Metrix:

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The campaign by Democrat underdog Bernie Sanders is using TV ads most effectively, according to data from Ace Metrix.

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10. Bernie 2016 -- "Every American." Ace score: 552

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9. Our Principles PAC (Anti-Donald Trump) --"Quotes." Ace Score: 555

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8. Bernie 2016 -- "Stood With American Workers." Ace Score: 558.

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7. Kasich for America -- "Progress." Ace Score: 558

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6. Bernie 2016 -- "Voice." Ace Score: 562.

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5. New Day for America (pro-John Kasich) -- "Hinge."Ace Score: 562

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4. America Future Fund (Anti-Donald Trump) -- "Bob." Ace Score: 564.

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3. Bernie 2016 -- "Fairness." Ace Score: 566.

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2. Bernie 2016 -- "Bull." Acre Score: 567.

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1. Bernie 2016 -- "For Jobs For Us." Ace Score: 570.

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10. Bernie 2016 -- "Every American." Ace score: 552

9. Our Principles PAC (Anti-Donald Trump) --"Quotes." Ace Score: 555

8. Bernie 2016 -- "Stood With American Workers." Ace Score: 558.

7. Kasich for America -- "Progress." Ace Score: 558

6. Bernie 2016 -- "Voice." Ace Score: 562.

5. New Day for America (pro-John Kasich) -- "Hinge."Ace Score: 562

4. America Future Fund (Anti-Donald Trump) -- "Bob." Ace Score: 564.

3. Bernie 2016 -- "Fairness." Ace Score: 566.

2. Bernie 2016 -- "Bull." Acre Score: 567.

1. Bernie 2016 -- "For Jobs For Us." Ace Score: 570.

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Killer Mike of Run the Jewels 

The rapper has been very vocal within the hip-hop community about his endorsement of Sanders, and even introduced him at an Atlanta rally. 

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Danny DeVito 

In August 2015, the 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' actor took to Twitter, saying, "Bernie Sanders...you're our only hope Obi-Wan Kenobi". 

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Mark Ruffalo

Ruffalo used Twitter to share his political stance on January 17th of this year, saying, "@BernieSanders is preferred 2-1 by young people because they know his means what he says."

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Susan Sarandon 

In June of last year, Sarandon posted a video titled 'Flashback: Rep. Bernie Sanders Opposes Iraq War' along with the caption "We need a leader who is courageous and levelheaded in times of crisis:Bernie Sanders ‪#‎Bernie2016‬.

The liberal activist has since been seen campaigning for Sanders in Portland, Maine and introducing him on the campaign trail. 

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Belinda Carlisle

Back in August of last year, the lead singer of The Go-Go's tweeted, "yes, I switched teams...my candidate!" above an announcement that Bernie Sanders would be joining CNN's State of the Union. 

Ever since then she has been an avid supporter on social media. 

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Justin Long 

The 'Dodgeball' actor introduced Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Des Moines shortly before the Iowa Caucus. 

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Sarah Silverman 

Sarah Silverman was among other celebs who headlined a fundraiser for the presidential candidate at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory on January 26th. 

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George Lopez 

After tweeting "WATCHA I Am #feelingthebern. Today I'm proud to officially endorse @BernieSanders for President" late last year, the actor has made headlining appearances at Sanders' fundraising events. 

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Spike Lee 

After citing his endorsement on a radio show recently, he elaborated on his commitment to Sanders, saying: “Bernie was at the March on Washington with Dr. King. He was arrested in Chicago for protesting segregation in public schools. He fought for wealth and education equality throughout his whole career. No flipping, no flopping. Enough talk. Time for action.”

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