A Snapshot of Public Views of Candidate Foreign Policy Positions and Claims on the Eve of the 3rd Presidential Debate

On the eve of the third and final presidential debate, a survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center reveals foreign policy vulnerabilities for each contender. Over four in ten believe that the Republican nominee would be more likely than President Barack Obama to take the country into war (Romney: 44.0%; Obama: 18.8%). A majority thinks

News Round-Up: Kathleen Hall Jamieson on the Republican presidential debates, and more

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is interviewed by the national news media on the Republican presidential debates, and more: Pens, podiums and parity at candidates’ debate (Reuters, October 18) 5 things learned from GOP presidential debates (USA Today, October 18) Experts: Unclear whether use of Ohio grandma OK(CBS News, October 14) APPC’s FactCheck.org in the news: Santorum

Voters Learned Positions on Issues Since Presidential Debates; Kerry Improves Slightly On Traits

The public’s knowledge of the presidential candidates’ positions on issues such as tax cuts and re-importation of drugs from Canada increased after the three presidential debates, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. There were smaller changes in perceptions of the individual traits of President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry. Kerry

Voters Have Much to Learn From Debates

Many adults in the U.S. misjudge where the presidential candidates stand on important public policy issues, according to recent data collected by the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey. A majority of adults still do not know which presidential candidate favors allowing workers to invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock