Reader Poll: Debates Don’t Affect the Voters

debateThis is a tough thing to write just hours after the first presidential debate, nonetheless here we go.

According to our readers, debates do not ultimately affect their vote.

315 respondents said the confirmation wouldn’t have an effect on them.

Just 162 readers believe debates do make a difference.

The full results are included below:

Do Debates Affect How You Vote?


  • No (66%)
  • Yes (34%)

Total Voters: 477

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7 Responses

  1. I’d go further and ask “have you ever watched a political debate for any office without having had your mind made up before hand?” See how many have. I’d bet that number is also less than half.

  2. The debates don’t have an effect on the readers of this site, because everyone on this site is involved in politics in some way or another. The question posed wasn’t whether “debates affect the voters” the question was whether “debates affect YOUR vote.”

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