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Have you ever changed your voting plans based upon a presidential debate?


Do you believe any presidential debate could cause a conservative to vote for a liberal or vice versa? Are these really "sporting events" for voters to cheer for (their team) whenever their "person" gets off a zinger or their opponent falls into a "gotcha moment"? Do people vote for the "party's agenda" or for the candidate? Are debates really for the "Independents" or "swing voters" and not for the masses?

 

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M. T. Dremer says

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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    Presidential debates do come off much like playoff games for politicians. As I noted (the primary debates) are probably more meaningful if a person plans to vote along party lines but hasn't decided on which candidate to represent their party.

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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    Wow! I think that's very unusual.

    Most people generally vote according to a political party's platform/agenda.


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Dennis L. Page (pagesvoice) says

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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    " If anything, debates seem more a pep rally for the candidate of choice."

    Very true!

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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    I agree it's almost as if the debates between candidates during the (primaries) for the nomination of a candidate for each political party is more important than the presidential debates!

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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    I believe most voters in the end vote according to what each party (claims) to represent. The debates during the primaries for that party's candidate seem to be more important than the presidential debates. However you may not like the one chosen


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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    Most people in my opinion tend to stick with a (party) based upon it's promises. This probably makes the (primary) debates more important.