If you thought the presidential primaries were extraordinarily negative, now there's statistical evidence that you were right.
A new analysis of TV ads finds that 70 percent of the messages were negative — a trend spearheaded by the heavily financed superPACs supporting the candidates. At this point in the 2008 election, 91 percent of TV ads were positive.
Restore Our Future, the pro-Mitt Romney Super PAC is spending $4 million on its first general election television ads in 9 swing states, including $299,000 in Colorado. The other states include Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Nevada, Virginia and New Hampshire.