Do Presidential Debates Sway Voters?

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While some think debates are must watch events, many believe they simply reinforce formed opinions. So how important are political debates?

Learn More:
NPR: Presidential Debates Can Be Great Theater, But How Much Do They Matter?
http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2012/09/16/161139332/presidential-debates-can-be-great-theater-but-how-much-do-they-matter

The Washington Post: Do Presidential Debates Usually Matter? Political Scientists Say No
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2012/10/03/what-political-scientists-know-about-debates/

History: The Kennedy-Nixon Debates
http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/kennedy-nixon-debates

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Written by: Jennie Butler
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