Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Voters are attaching less significance to the outcome of tonight’s first presidential debate compared to the kick-off debate four years ago.
Eighty-seven percent (87%) of Likely U.S. Voters say they are likely to watch the presidential debates this year, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That includes 65% who are Very Likely to watch, but that’s down nine points from 74% in September 2008.
Still, just 12% say they are not very or Not At All Likely to watch the debates this year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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This survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on September 29-30, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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