Do debates matter? Do they change minds about elections? Here’s what the data say

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Most voters have made up their minds by now, and past research suggests debates have only a negligible ability to sway. As Donald Trump and Joe Biden prepare to face off for their first of three presidential debates , perhaps you are asking yourself: What’s the point? Do televised debates actually manage to change people’s minds in an election when the two major candidates are so starkly different? Are that many voters still undecided? Do debates even matter? Read Full Story

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‘I’m speaking’: Every time Kamala Harris reclaimed her time during the VP debate

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It was a whole different ballgame than last week in the vice presidential debate, but one side still seemed to keep running more afoul of the ref. Even a mild improvement over last week’s punishing-to-watch presidential debate counts as a political vacation. Tonight’s vice-presidential scrimmage, however, still carried the residual discomfort of watching one side repeatedly breaking the rules and refusing to be reined in. Read Full Story

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How to watch the Democratic debate on CBS live for free without cable

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The latest Democratic debate will take place in Charleston, South Carolina, and is cohosted by CBS News. No, you’re not having déjà vu. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are indeed having another debate, which comes less than a week after the last one. This time around, the candidates will face off in Charleston, South Carolina, for a debate cohosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Twitter is also a partner and is accepting live questions at the #DemDebate hashtag. Read Full Story

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How to watch the CNN Democratic debate live without cable for free

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COVID-19 is certain to be main topic of discussion between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders tonight. Here’s how to stream the debate for free. With the coronavirus pandemic threatening to overburden the healthcare system and plunge the United States into economic chaos, the two remaining viable Democratic candidates will face off in the nation’s capital tonight for the first one-on-one debate of the 2020 presidential primaries. Read Full Story

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