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#1 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 11:52 AM

In making americans dislike both candidates. Maybe thats why I don't hate either candidate since I immediately change the channel whenever a political ad is shown.


The early barrage of negative ads has made voters dislike both Obama and Romney. A new poll shows that 43% of Americans hold a somewhat or very negative view of President Obama (up from 37% a year ago) and 40% have a somewhat or very negative view of Mitt Romney (up from 26% a year ago). Historically these are very high negatives for so early in the season. The vast amount of negative advertising on tap for the Fall is only going to make it worse. It will be a miracle if the winner can govern at all with half the country hating him.



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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:17 PM

It's the way Presidents have governed since Clinton at least.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

Negative ads started in during the Nixon administration....

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

Negative ads started in during the Nixon administration....


IMO, they started in the Adams administration. Although they were print articles instead of ad. Todays media just makes it easier to target a wide audience.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

Negative ads started in during the Nixon administration....


Negative ads started with the first election I am certain. Obviously not television, but you know what I mean

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

...should have further clarified....
... as long as I've been old enough to vote and paid attention to such things.

But the entire premise of negative ads goes against everything I ever learned about competition. Don't speak poorly of your competition, have the confidence in your own product/beliefs/ideas/talent to let it stand up against anything else out there.