The more Whitman spends, the more people hate her

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Johnny Angel and I have been talking about this trend for months, and now there's evidence to support our conclusion: Meg Whitman's massive blitz of campaign ads is doing her more harm than good.

From Calitics:

Jerry Brown's campaign manager, Steve Glazer, took to the campaign's blog today to offer his thoughts on the state of the race. In that post, Glazer offered this fascinating nugget of information:

    A survey we completed three days ago found most people who have seen a Whitman ad don't believe her claims are true. When we asked whether these ads have improved or worsened their opinions of the candidates for Governor, the results were as follows:

    Attorney General Jerry Brown: 6% improved; 4% worsened; 58% unchanged

    Meg Whitman: 8% improved; 27% worsened; 31% unchanged

    In more than 30 years of working on campaigns, I have never seen a candidate's ads have such a negative effect on that same candidate.

Amazing, but it makes sense. The ads are becoming annoying -- you can't turn on the radio or TV in California without being assaulted by Meg, Meg, Meg -- and her mesage is so flat and lacking in credibility that the voters can apparently see through it.

There's an interesting possibility that Whitman will lose and Prop. 23 will lose, and combined with PG&E losing on Prop. 16 this spring, the notion that money alone can buy a California election may be changing. A little.

Comments

I think she's fine thing, I would throw a length in to her any day!

Posted by Guest on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 8:34 am

You think those TV ads are annoying? Try listening to those radio ads. She comes across as one, mean, scary b$$ch.

Posted by Slandrew on Aug. 20, 2010 @ 10:26 am

Meg Whitman is too close to the corrupt and fraudulent investment banker, Goldman Sachs. If elected, Whitman will give more corporate tax breaks to eBay, Valero, Hewlett-Packard, Chevron and the likes and take away wheelchairs from the people in the In-Homes Supportive Services and throw them out, onto the streets of nothingness.

Posted by Earl Richards on Aug. 21, 2010 @ 12:02 am

Meg Whitman is too close to the corrupt and fraudulent investment banker, Goldman Sachs. If elected, Whitman will give more corporate tax breaks to eBay, Valero, Hewlett-Packard, Chevron and the likes, and take away wheelchairs from the people in the In-Home Supportive Services and throw them out, onto the streets of nothingness.

Posted by Earl Richards on Aug. 21, 2010 @ 12:11 am

With the different headings the same comments are hardly noticable!

Posted by Guest on Aug. 22, 2010 @ 8:53 pm

If she wins it proves californians are stupid. Meg Whitman only cares about Meg Whitman. She ran ebay to benifit herself and she will do the same to this state. The reason we are in trouble is because of people like Meg Whitman. The good paying jobs that use to be here are now in china so tax reciepts are down and there is no money to buy overpriced houses. If she gets elected she and her friends will just make it worse.

Posted by Guest on Sep. 24, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

Meg Whitman almost ruined eBay.

She spends millions ranting against a person's "failures", yet she has plenty of her own. She calls everyone else "liars", and yet all she does is lie.

She's already a bad politician!

She can't do anything on her own, so she tries to buy an election, and then when she gets called on her lies, she throws a bratty tantrum like NO ONE is supposed to question HER ethics!

She has absolutely no credentials to run any Government. We've tried Arnold the
bad actor as Terminator, we must coin Meg as the NO TERM- inator!

Pass it on! THE NO TERM - inator!

Posted by Guest on Oct. 03, 2010 @ 10:59 pm