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Resource: Do TV Debates Sway Voters?English Publication Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
“There’s this perception that debates are this great democratic tool, where voters can find out what candidates stand for and how good they really are,” says Vincent Pons, assistant professor of business administration. “But we find that debates don...
English Publication Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The principal reason that TV debates have limited impact, according to research from Harvard Business School, is that 72% of voters make up their minds more than two months before the election – meaning few people will change their minds by the time...
English Publication Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Meet the Candidates: Field Experimental Evidence on Learning from Politician Debates in Uganda
English Publication Date: Monday, May 20, 2019
An analysis of randomised evaluationsconducted across the world allows some insights into the role of the media in improving the quality of political participation. It shows that it is indeed possible to deliver information through the media in a...
English Publication Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Two-thirds (67%) of those who voted in the 2008 election said the debates between Barack Obama and John McCain were very or somewhat helpful in deciding which candidate to vote for, according to the Pew Research Center’s quadrennial post-election...
English Publication Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2000
Al Gore’s personality may be costing him votes. Although a plurality of voters believe he won the first presidential debate, he has lost his small September lead over George W. Bush. As the race has narrowed, an increasing number of voters who...
Resource: When Presidential Debates MatterEnglish Publication Date: Friday, September 24, 2004
Campaign 2004 has all the earmarks of an election that could turn on the presidential debates. John Kerry’s electoral fortunes depend heavily on his ability to ease concerns about his leadership. He must also convince voters that Bush has mishandled...
Spanish Publication Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
El 57.1 por ciento dijo que un debate presidencial podría ser determinante para su decisión de voto, contrario a un 38.2 %. Independientemente a la preferencia, la encuesta UTEC reveló que Nayib Bukele es el mejor candidato a la presidencia, con el...
English Publication Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
The main television networks in the country have established the day and time of their debates, which will be held in the hours of the largest television audience to reach the largest number of viewers
English Publication Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
During every election campaign, the leaders of political parties go toe-to-toe in a series debates. Often, they get to fire off a few zingers at each other. But the debates don't seem to have much impact on voting.