Do presidential debates affect your vote?

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Do presidential debates affect your vote?

Gdom Gdom
I'm just curious whether people actually tune in to the presidential debates and, if so, whether they actually affect the way that you vote (or the confidence with which you vote).
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I watch the debates and they affect my vote
yw2 , Llewey , gsfanatic , missmh12
4  (10%)
I watch the debates but they do not affect my vote
brevado , Neotigress , ksparkles16 , violets , Rossie , TheirPet , RatchetS , LavenderSkies , marshmallow , Terri69 , sXeVegan90 , little miss kinky , neil i. , mpfm , GONE! , charmedtomeetyou , sweetpea12 , edenguy , sunkissedJess , Kat and Aaron(aaron) , Livia Drew , dv8
22  (56%)
I do not watch the debates (but I will vote)
Intrepid Niddering , Gunsmoke , pestilence , Gone (LD29) , rosythorn , Living Doll , Beck , Allstars316 , lovebites , no longer here
10  (26%)
I do not watch the debates (and I will not vote)
Cat E. , tami , PropertyOfPotter
3  (8%)
Total votes: 39
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10/23/2012
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Sammi Sammi
They can affect my vote, but it depends a lot on what's said.
10/23/2012
brevado brevado
It'd take something huge to sway my vote at this point
10/23/2012
Neotigress Neotigress
Quote:
Originally posted by Gdom
I'm just curious whether people actually tune in to the presidential debates and, if so, whether they actually affect the way that you vote (or the confidence with which you vote).
I vote based on performance, research and fact checking.... I used to vote by how they stood on the issues, but they are all the same at this point.
10/23/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I think most people who watch debates are already decided really.
10/23/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
I've never really cared to watch the debates. I've already made up my mind, so I don't need them to try to persuade me.
10/23/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I watch them but by the time the debates come along I've pretty much already decided who I want.
10/23/2012
RatchetS RatchetS
I had in my mind who I was going to vote for, and the debates just encourage my thoughts.
10/23/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
Yes
10/23/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
In my opinion the most important thing a President does is appoint judges who serve long after they are gone. I vote for the person who will nominate the type judge that appeals to me. The debates never even talk about this issue.
10/24/2012
marshmallow marshmallow
they don't affect mine
10/24/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
They don't affect my vote.
10/24/2012
yw2 yw2
Wasn't sure who to vote for before the debates...honestly don't like either of them, but that's how politics goes I guess...
10/24/2012
pestilence pestilence
Nothing all that important really seems to be said at the debates. I already know the candidates' positions on the issues I care about.
10/24/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I did not watch the debates, but I've been following the highlights on the news afterward. Honestly, I've been firm in my decision of who to vote for. It would take something huge to get me to change my mind against him, and even then I'd rather not vote than vote for the other guy.
10/24/2012
neil i. neil i.
I watch (or at least keep abreast of) the debates, but they've never really impacted my vote.
10/24/2012
rosythorn rosythorn
I think debates are too full of drama to change anyone's mind either way.
10/24/2012
Living Doll Living Doll
I don't watch the debates. I don't really see the point and I know who I'm voting for.
10/24/2012
Beck Beck
I don't watch because I don't want to watch. They most certainly wouldn't change my mind this round. I know who my vote is going for.
10/24/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Sometimes they can, sometimes they don't. Even when it doesn't, it's nice to have a better feel for the person I'm voting for
10/24/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Didn't watch a single second of them. But will vote.
10/25/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by Gdom
I'm just curious whether people actually tune in to the presidential debates and, if so, whether they actually affect the way that you vote (or the confidence with which you vote).
They don't really effect my vote
10/28/2012
edenguy edenguy
Quote:
Originally posted by Gdom
I'm just curious whether people actually tune in to the presidential debates and, if so, whether they actually affect the way that you vote (or the confidence with which you vote).
My mind is made prior to the debates. I still watch a bit though
10/28/2012
tami tami
I do not watch them nor do I vote because the elections are rigged and whomever the government wants in the office is who will be there...our votes do not matter (this is my opinion)
10/29/2012
missmh12 missmh12
Quote:
Originally posted by Gdom
I'm just curious whether people actually tune in to the presidential debates and, if so, whether they actually affect the way that you vote (or the confidence with which you vote).
people really should tune in!
10/29/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I don't watch and I don't vote!
10/29/2012
Livia Drew Livia Drew
Theoretically, I guess I COULD change my mind based on the debates, but I'm pretty committed to my political party and know most of the issues and the candidates' stances beforehand.
10/29/2012
Total posts: 27
Unique posters: 27