(10pts) In political campaigns, what is the difference between positive advertising and negative advertising?

Posted on December 12th, 2011 by admin1 in Political Campaign Advertising


Positive advertising is telling what you will do if elected. Negative advertising is pointing out your opponent cheated on his cancerous wife and was kicked out as Speaker of the House after massive ethics violations.

6 Comments on “(10pts) In political campaigns, what is the difference between positive advertising and negative advertising?”

  1. Zachery G

    Positive political advertising focuses on the good that can be accomplished.

    Example of a positive political ad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU-IBF8nwSY

    Negative political advertising play on the fears or flaws of another individual and sometimes directly attacks their character

    Example of a negative ad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWdyf9eSkqQReferences :

  2. Too crazy for Fox

    Positive advertising is telling what you will do if elected. Negative advertising is pointing out your opponent cheated on his cancerous wife and was kicked out as Speaker of the House after massive ethics violations.References :

  3. Horse Head

    Usually positive advertising is "first person", Negative advertising is 2nd or 3rd person.References :

  4. Wage Slave

    positive: is advertising on the individuals contributions
    negative:the missfires of the opponents errors

    positive:democrats and republicans deport racist mexicans such as yourself
    negative:none, except if your a racist mexican being deported :-)References :

  5. callenqhranch

    Depends on who is giving the spin attempting to tell you what to think…

    Politicians and spin men will always come from the perspective of :

    "Are you going to believe me or your eyes, for you know your eyes are lying to you!"References :

  6. Annie

    I don’t need 10 points.References :

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