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 Kingdom

Research for the Electoral Reform Society found 56% of voters, rising to 71% among 18-24 year-olds, regard TV debates as important in helping them decide how to cast their ballots. And almost half (46%) think all major party leaders should commit to take part, against just 23% who said there was no need for them to. For more information visit Belfast Telegraph.

English Country: South Korea

Televised debates among the five presidential candidates are becoming increasingly influential among voters, impacting opinion polls that reflect their performance the following day. The past three televised debates held April 13, 19 and 23, influenced voters as contenders competed on diverse issues. People also showed keen interest in their speech mannerisms, facial expressions and body language. All contenders experienced either ups or downs due to the debates. For more information visit The Korea Times.

English Country: Canada

Tens of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch the CBC Facebook Live of the B.C.'s leaders' debate. The broadcast was accompanied by a comment section rife with opinions, attacks, emotions — and a number of posts containing rhetoric that was curiously similar to the official platforms of the political parties. For more information vitist CBCNews

English Country: United States

The presidential debates are generally considered the last big opportunity to move voters before the election. They offer rare moments for Americans to do some head-to-head comparison shopping between two candidates on the same stage discussing the issues. And yet, according to the numbers, the debates have done little to change the fundamental structure of recent presidential races. More at NBC News.

English Country: United States

A poll reveals 73 percent of registered voters say they are "very likely" or "somewhat likely" to watch the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton next week. In the Morning Consult poll, 44 percent say they are "very likely" to watch the debate, while 29 percent say they are "somewhat likely." Among other respondents, 13 percent said "not too likely," another 11 percent "not at all likely" and 3 percent "don't know/no opinion." For more information visit UPI's website.

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.

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