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2012-10-03 14:57:28

When President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney square off in their first debate Wednesday, college students across the country will pilot test a new smartphone application that promises to make live polling possible for the first time on a large scale. So far more than 175 political science professors nationwide have registered some 12,000 students to field test the real-time polling app, developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis, the University of...

2012-09-24 21:56:52

The presidential debates offer viewers a lot of substance about the issues of the campaign -- but postdebate media coverage can undermine the value they have for voters, a new study suggests. Results showed that postdebate coverage that focused on the debate as a competition led viewers to think less about policy issues. By comparison, coverage that focused on the substance of the discussion increased the likelihood that viewers would come away with specific thoughts about candidates´...

2008-10-30 21:00:13

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain 51 percent to 40 percent in a poll released Thursday. The New York Times/CBS poll also indicated that 59 percent of voters do not believe Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is qualified to be vice president. That has increased by 9 percentage points in a month, with most of the shift coming from Republicans and independents. The poll, which has a margin of error of 3 percentage points, surveyed 1,439 adults, including...


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