View Poll Results: What ads are most effective? For you? In general

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  • Positive Adds (you)

    3 42.86%
  • Negative Adds (you)

    0 0%
  • Candidate speeking (you)

    3 42.86%
  • Random individuals speeking (you)

    0 0%
  • Numbers (you)

    2 28.57%
  • Positive Adds (general)

    2 28.57%
  • Negative Adds (general)

    2 28.57%
  • Candidate speeking (genral)

    2 28.57%
  • Random individuals speeking

    0 0%
  • Numbers (genral)

    1 14.29%
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Thread: What type of ads effect you the most?

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    Re: What type of ads effect you the most?

    I like hearing the candidates talk more then anything else, because it is at least the most primary source that is in any add. Everything else can be spun. Not that the candidate speaking isn't spinning, it's at least him saying it.

    I think most people react to negative adds, because by personal experience whenever I talk to someone in real life about a candidate they always repeat the negative things that are said in the negative ads and that is how they form their opinions depending on what party they consider they are a part of... leading to very little constructive discussion.

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    Re: What type of ads effect you the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    But you didn't say which types you liked.
    I dont like any of these ads. If i had to choose i guess positive ads.


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    Re: What type of ads effect you the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    the ads have little effect on my voting, as i do my own research and know who i'm voting for going into the election.

    however, excessively negative ads can turn me off enough in certain races that i'd consider not voting for either candidate. the mind-numbingly negative and often false superpac ads really get on my nerves.

    if i were running myself, i couldn't possibly do that, and i would probably demand that superpacs run no negative ads. this might very well result in my loss, but i couldn't stand to be associated with that kind of garbage.
    I am glad you are voting for obama.

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    Re: What type of ads effect you the most?

    They have very little effect because there is usually a clear choice on who is or isn't the social liberal on the ballot, whoever they are I vote for them. In the rare case you have a socially conservative democrat and a social conservative republican I vote 3rd party.

    Btw, as a former VA resident I hope Kaine wins it.

    Edit: also I don't own a tv, so I really don't see many ads, they don't air them on NPR or Cspan radio either.

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    Re: What type of ads effect you the most?

    Ya I agree with the responses here.

    Negative adds are needed but I think positive add should out number negative adds or else you turn people off.

    I also agree the internet is a much better source to find more facts and see more opinions.

    "adds are targeted for idiots" - ya think? There's a lot of idiots out there though.
    One learns more by listening than talking.

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    Re: What type of ads effect you the most?

    I prefer print ads. Putting in writing with concrete proof that it is said matters to me more.

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