Whether debates influence elections is being hotly, well, debated. This year, they well may.
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Debates let candidates make their case directly to voters rather than through the filter of reporters, ads or mailers. Do they decide elections, though? The consensus of studies is that their effect is, as one said, "fragile." But to quote conservative columnist David Frum, "After this election, we may need to retire a lot of political science."
The vacillating polls in the presidential and Senate races suggest a number of voters are still on the fence. This state has more unaffiliated voters than registered