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Who moderated the first presidential debate in 2016?

Who moderated the first presidential debate in 2016?

The first presidential debate took place on September 26, 2016, in New York. Participants included Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Lester Holt of NBC News was the moderator.

Are the presidential debates helpful or harmful?

Between 2000 and 2008, an average of 64 percent of voters found the debates helpful. Since 1988, the number of American’s who found the presidential debates helpful in the decision-making process has fluctuated from 70 percent in 1992 to 41 percent in 1996.

Did Jimmy Carter have a lead in the presidential debates?

In 1972, Jimmy Carter entered the debates with about a 10 percent lead but lost that lead after the debates. Bill Clinton, in 1992, is the only candidate since 1988, who went into the debates with higher numbers than after the final debate.

How much did the presidential debates affect election results?

Clinton went from 50 percent to 44 percent. In contrast, only three winning candidates seem to have been unaffected by the debates: Clinton in 1996, George W. Bush in 1988, and Reagan in 1984, though their numbers fluctuated during the debates.

Will the 2016 presidential debates be about Trump or Clinton?

In the 2016 debates between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, both of these factors could come into play. President Barack Obama prepares for his debate with Mitt Romney, October 2, 2012, in Henderson, Nevada

Did Last Night’s response to the first debate question help Trump win?

Whether that first answer to the first debate question of the 2016 presidential election season in Columbus contributed to Trump’s eventual victory is a matter of conjecture. But last night’s response, and the attempts by his supporters in Las Vegas post-debate interviews to walk it back, didn’t help him.

How many people watched the second presidential debate?

The second debate had an estimated viewership of 66 million. In the past, viewership of second debates has come close to or even exceeded the viewership of first debates. In 2008, 52.4 million watched the first debate between John McCain (R) and Barack Obama (D), but 63.2 million watched the second.

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