Skip to comments.Swift Boat ads moving undecided voters to Bush
Posted on 08/11/2004 12:10:12 PM PDT by veronica
Fabrizio, McLaughlin & Associates (FMA), a Republican polling and strategic consulting firm based in Alexandria, VA, has just completed their second likely voter survey with interviews conducted ONLY in the 19 battleground states.
The battleground states are defined as those in which the Bush and Kerry campaigns have been focusing their paid media efforts throughout the campaign.
Nearly 6 in 10 likely voters claim that they that they recently saw, read or heard something about the TV ad Swift Boat Veterans for Truth released and began airing in several key battleground states questioning the truthfulness of Senator Kerrys Vietnam War record.
Among those who claimed to have seen, read or heard something about the ad, a majority overall and among undecided voters said it would not impact their vote either way.
However to the extent it did impact voting intentions, it was a negative for Sen. Kerry by as much as nearly a 3 to 1 margin.
Make no mistake -- controversy surrounding potential dirty laundry still sells in American politics and this is a sterling example of it. But most surprising is that despite Sen. McCains swift and very public repudiation of this ad and the lingering questions on the veracity of the charges, it still ends up being a net negative for Kerry especially among crucial undecided voters.
In a close race where every little bit counts, Kerry cant afford to sustain too many minor hits like this. said Tony Fabrizio, who served as chief pollster for Bob Doles 96 Presidential campaign.
Where is that donation site again......I'm willing to contribute a second time.
The lies told by Kerry are moving the undecided voters to Bush. With a little help from the Swifties...:-)
Thanks to Kerry and his clymer handlers it's been shown for free everywhere and has better legs than the US Olympic Basketball Team.
John Kerry will start his new job - manager of a Waffle House, sometime in early January, 2005.
When I heard that ad for the first time, my first thought was "Kerry's just lost the election." It's a poweful ad.
This will definately give pause to the "Independent moderaes" who will likey go with what they know (BUSH) over what they don't know (Kerry). Kerry is appearing more and more strange and moderates don't like strange.
Who knows maybe he'll get another Purple Heart.
I wonder how many people "claimed" to have heard of the ad simply because they would have felt stupid telling the truth, that they had no idea what the interviewer was talking about.
Perhaps the interview was constructed to erase this possibility.
I additionally started a separate SBV post, but merged it with the above link to simplify things:
Another tinfoil hat ping. ;^)
"Correct me, but didn't the SBVs only have enough money for a short ad buy in 3 states."
Since the ad has run, they have had over $230,000 in donations, with more to come.
Instapundit has posted an image of the original article from the Boston Herald, with the context of the proceeding sentence:
On more than one occasion, I, like Martin Sheen in "Apocalypse Now," took my patrol boat into Cambodia
In fact, I remember spending Christmas Day of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South Vietnamese Allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost being killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real. But nowhere in "Apocalypse Now" did I sense that kind of absurdity.
John Kerry, delusional or bs artist. Thinking he was Martin Sheen and thinking Nixon was president.
Here's where the moderates are coming from.
Contributions can also be sent to:
Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
c/o Weymouth Symmes, Treasurer
PO Box 26184
Alexandria, VA 22313
The other thing this Swifty thing will do is to stop the demonrats from calling OUR guy a liar.
Same here, I want to donate as well. If you get the link freep mail to me.
"Bunny Suit Syndrome"
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