Tags: Poll | Political | Ads | Negative

Poll: Political Ads Turn More Negative

Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 11:15 AM

If you think that campaign ads are getting more vicious, you aren’t alone. A poll by The Hill of likely voters in 10 hotly contested congressional districts shows that 49 percent say political advertising is more negative than in previous elections, while 45 percent say the nastiness level is about the same. Only 3 percent of respondents say ads have turned more positive, The Hill reports.

political, ads, more, negativeOne of the strongest ads was one by Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway accusing Republican Rand Paul (pictured) of having tied up a young woman and forced her to worship “Aqua Buddha” in what Conway portrayed as a cultish college stunt.

Karl Struble, a Democratic ad maker, who has worked for candidates in several states, says voters have it right. “It’s a higher percentage of negative ads than I’ve ever done,” Struble says. “When the mood of the country is bad, the public is much more likely to believe negative ads.”



© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Navy Abandons 'Global Force for Good' to Broaden Appeal

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 13:55 PM

The Navy is taking a new approach to its recruiting commercials: Appealing to people who are already in uniform, have lo . . .

NYC's de Blasio: I've Moved Past Police Crisis

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 13:04 PM

Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de  . . .

Letter with Suspicious Powder Received at Samaritan's Purse

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 12:08 PM

The FBI says it is investigating a suspicious letter containing white powder that was sent to the headquarters of the Sa . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved