View Poll Results: Are negative campaign ads effective with YOU?

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  • Yes. Negative campaign ads can cause me to vote against the candidate negatively portrayed

    0 0%
  • No. Negative campaign ads cannot cause me to vote against the candidate portrayed.

    11 10.58%
  • I vote against the candidate running negative campaign ads.

    87 83.65%
  • I am only affected by negative campaign ads if they are comeplely honest.

    6 5.77%
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Thread: Do negative campaign ads work with YOU?

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    Re: Do negative campaign ads work with YOU?

    No ads of any kind work on me, I entirely ignore all advertisements of all kinds, all the time.
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    Re: Do negative campaign ads work with YOU?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Maybe I'm different but negative campaign ads bother me. Many are based in half truths and deception and in those cases I'm actually offended concluding the candidate running them thinks I'm too stupid to spot dishonesty when directed at me. I realize there are strong supporters of any candidate or party and I understand those people cheer the negative campaign ads bashing their guy's opponents but I thought ads were designed to persuade undecided voters or get people to change their minds.

    There's a local ad running right now attempting to unseat an incumbent. The incumbent promised to not raise taxes. The ad claims he broke his pledge because taxes went up. Truth: the candidate did not raise taxes. They were based on property values and because property values went up, so did property taxes. If the cost of gas goes up, so will the embedded gas tax. This doesn't mean the government "raised" gas taxes.

    Most campaign ads are for morons who are too stupid or lazy to go research a candidate themselves. Unless a candidate is not well known there is no reason to go by what a tv ad says.
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    Re: Do negative campaign ads work with YOU?

    In my opinion negative ads fire up the base and they work on the sheep that either weren't going to vote or were going to vote the same way without the ad anyway.
    For a very popular example even a person like me saw was when that old lady at the McCain rally said Obama is an Arab and even McCain had to correct her. Those are the people negative ads work on. That lady wasn't going to vote or she was going to vote for McCain anyway.
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