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Majority Considers Bush Ads’ 9/11 Images “Inappropriate”

A majority of the American public considers it inappropriate for President Bush’s reelection campaign to use images from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in its television commercials, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows.

While the heaviest criticism came from committed supporters of John Kerry, there was also significant unhappiness about the ads among voters who have not yet firmly decided for whom to vote.