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Poll: Only 1 in 10 Americans Say Debate Should Be Postponed

Jul 31, 2020
Holy instant gratification! SurveyUSAalready has polling data on public reaction on whether Friday’s presidential debate should be suspended. They surveyed 1,000 Americans. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percent.
Reasonprovides a summary:
The first debate between John McCain and Barack Obama is scheduled to take place in two days. Should the debate be held as scheduled? Should the debate be held, but the format changed to focus on the economy? Or, should the debate be postponed?
Held As Scheduled50
Held With Focus On Economy36
Is the right response to the turmoil on Wall Street to suspend the campaigns for president? To continue the campaigns as though there is no crisis? Or, to re-focus the campaigns with a unique emphasis on the turmoil on Wall Street?
Continue** Campaigns** 31
Refocus the Campaign48
If Friday’s presidential debate does not take place, would that be good for America? Bad for America? Or would it make no difference?
Good for America14
Bad for America46
No Difference35
You could ask the questions another way, and the second question doesn’t really apply to either candidate — they were talking about the crisis today, for example.
But the first read is that about one in 10 people agree with McCain. It simply doesn’t seem like presidential debates fit into the category of unreasonable political activity during a crisis.
It doesn’t look like the American people are with Sen. John McCain on this one.
Hajra Shannon

Hajra Shannon

Hajra Shannona is a highly experienced journalist with over 9 years of expertise in news writing, investigative reporting, and political analysis. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Columbia University and has contributed to reputable publications focusing on global affairs, human rights, and environmental sustainability. Hajra's authoritative voice and trustworthy reporting reflect her commitment to delivering insightful news content. Beyond journalism, she enjoys exploring new cultures through travel and pursuing outdoor photography
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