It would seem that negative campaigning is not working for Hillary Clinton. This week’s Economist explains why (The end draws nigh):
The art of negative campaigning is, surely, to draw a contrast between yourself and your opponent. But Mrs Clinton has only managed to point out similarities – such as the fact that he has connections with lobbyists (just like her) or that he will not commit to public financing (unlike Mr McCain but just like her). This is tantamount to saying vote for me because we are both just as bad.