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Questions - Debates - October 2-3, 2011

72% Think Presidential Campaigns Run Too Long
Only 36% Think GOP Debate Moderators Ask Mostly About Important Issues
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted October 2-3, 2011

By Rasmussen Reports

1* In a presidential election season, does the campaign last too long?

2* In the race for the Republican nomination, are there too many candidate debates, too few debates, or about the right number?

3* How many of the debates so far have you watched completely from beginning to end?

4* Do the debate moderators ask mostly about important issues, minor issues, or meaningless trivia?

5* Should all candidates be given 5 minutes in a debate to state what they see as the most important issue and what they would do about it?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence