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Negative Advertising More Frequent In 2012 Primary

According to the ad-tracking firm Kantar Media/CMAG, the percentage of Republican primary attack ads increased from 6 percent in 2008 to 50 percent in 2012. What do you think?

  • "This is great news for the grim voiceover industry."

    Jennifer Mangrum Carbon Setter
  • “That’s because the nice ads featuring their candidate smiling and happy are much more terrifying.”

    John Knight Systems Analyst
  • "It’s really gotten out of control. What was so wrong with the occasional spurious allusion to an opponent’s illegitimate black baby?"

    Joseph Reynolds Unemployed

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