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USF Prof. MacManus - Negative Political Ads May Decrease Turnout at the Polls


The avalanche of negative ads that are permeating both sides of the race for governor is bound to turn off a lot of voters from going to the polls in November. That's the word from USF political science professor Susan MacManus, who says this is having a corrosive effect on democracy. She tells WUSF's Steve Newborn that all this negativity may persuade undecided voters to sit this one out.

Steve Newborn is a WUSF reporter and producer at WUSF covering environmental issues and politics in the Tampa Bay area.
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