A variety of research tools have been used to measure the impact of candidate debates. This section contains studies, polling data and other analysis related to debates.

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English Country: United States

Nearly a quarter of Americans say the candidates' performances in the upcoming presidential debates may have a major impact on their vote in the November election. ABC News together with our partners at SSRS survey research firm asked our online opinion panel about the upcoming presidential debates, the first of which takes place in just two weeks. For more information, visit ABC

English Country: United States

The first debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sept. 26 will compete against ESPN's "Monday Night Football" telecast of the New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons. The second, on Oct. 4, is up against NBC's "Football Night in America" broadcast of the New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers. Read more at the Washington Post.

English Country: Jamaica

"Among the findings indicated by post election polls and focus groups, the decision not to participate in the national debate was a fatal error. It contributed to the impression that the party was arrogant and took the electorate for granted. " More information at RJR News.

English Country: Australia

The worm - that mysterious creature beloved of political junkies and hated by politicians that senses the mood of swinging voters - is becoming an endangered species in political debates. Read more at Financial Review. 

English Country: Jamaica

Gayle's findings signal that the PNP, displaying unconcealed arrogance, rubbed Jamaicans the wrong way when it opted out of a leadership debate, at the 11th hour, to which it had agreed. Read more at The Gleaner.

English Country: International

Fair warning to presidential candidates participating in upcoming presidential debates: your inappropriate nonverbal behavior is noticed, and it could overshadow the substance of what you say. Read more at Newswise. 

English Country: Uganda

According to the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) 'Media Coverage of the 2016 elections January 2016 findings', the five received more media coverage in January than they did in December. Read more at All Africa.

English Country: United States

If you think the Republican primary debates have been boring, aren't relevant and have done little to shape the course of the primary season, you would be dead wrong... Most importantly, voters are not only tuning in, they seem to be making decisions based on the what happens in the debates. Read more at CNBC.

English Country: United Kingdom

The findings we have presented show that the 2015 TV election debates performed a crucially important civic role, reaching sections of the population least likely to be touched by the rest of the campaign; helping citizens to acquire the information they need to make meaningful choices; and thereby boosting the electorate’s confidence.

English Country: United States

The presidential debates clearly have been a hit with the public. Nearly seven-in-ten (69%) say they have watched at least some of the televised debates between the candidates. In December 2007 – the most recent election in which there were contested nominations in both parties – just 43% reported watching any of the debates. More information at Pew Research Center. 

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