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Presidential Debates Rarely Have Effect On Elections, Data Shows

09/29/2012 04:13 pm 16:13:18

From Al Gore’s loud sighing to Jimmy Carter saying he consulted his 12-year-old daughter on nuclear proliferation, presidential debates are full of memorable moments. But despite the fanfare that surrounds each election cycle’s televised events, historical data shows the debates are rarely game changers.

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