Can debates sway voters?

Can debates sway voters? Can debates sway voters?

1 Expert Answer

Mary-Kate Lizotte, PhD

Professor of Political Science,  Augusta University

Most individuals who watch debates are well informed and therefore very likely to already have a party identification. Sometimes debates do lead to a bump in the polls for a candidate if various news outlets agree that the candidate won. Most of the times, such bumps do not last that long.

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