McCain Falls Further Behind As Goes Negative

It doesn’t look like going even more negative has helped John McCain. Today’s three day Gallup tracking poll shows Obama with an eleven point lead–his largest of the campaign. This does not take into account last night’s debate. At this point I’m undecided over whether Obama’s tremendous victory in the debate will lead to an ever greater lead or if he is reaching the maximum difference between the two parties without room to go much higher.

While going negative hasn’t helped McCain, and it certainly did not help Hillary Clinton, John McCain is apparently out of other ideas. McCain’s current ad buy is 100% negative, compared to about one-third of the ads for Obama. Ads such as this help to negate the attempts by McCain and Palin to make Obama appear to be too scary to vote for.

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