KU political science professor surprised by debate engagement


ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL FROM CNN, VOTERS DO THINK THERE WAS A WINNER DURING THE DEBATE. 62% OF VOTERS SAY HILLARY CLINTON WON 27% BELIEVED DONALD TRUMP HAD A BETTER NIGHT.>>LAST NIGHT’S DEBATE BROUGHT IN THE MOST VIEWERS OF ANY PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE EVER. MORE THAN 80 MILLION PEOPLE TUNED IN SETTING A NEW RECORD IN THE SIXTY YEAR HISTORY OF TELEVISED PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES. THAT NUMBER DOESN’T EVEN COUNT THOSE WHO WATCHED ONLINE OR THOSE WHO WATCHED ON PBS OR C-SPAN MEANING THE ACTUAL NUMBER IS PROBABLY MUCH HIGHER. THE ORIGINAL RECORD 70 MILLION VIEWERS FOR THE FIRST EVER TELEVISED DEBATE BETWEEN JOHN F. KENNEDY AND RICHARD NIXON.>>BECAUSE SO MANY OF YOU WATCHED THERE HAS BEEN PLENTY OF DISCUSSION ABOUT EACH CANDIDATE’S PERFORMANCE. KMBC 9’S MATT EVANS SAT DOWN WITH KU POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR DOCTOR PATRICK MILLER TO GET HIS TAKEAWAYS FROM LAST NIGHT.>>TO YOU THINK WE WILL SEE A SIMILAR STYLE IN THE NEXT TWO DEBATES MOVING FORWARD?>>I THINK YOU WILL SEE THE CANDIDATES PORTRAY THEMSELVES IN THE SAME WAY. YOU WANT TO BE SEEN AS CONSISTENT IF YOU ARE A CANDIDATE. I WILL BE INTERESTED GOING FORWARD IF WE SEE MORE ABOUT THE ISSUES. WE SAW A LOT OF DISCUSSION LAST NIGHT ABOUT TRAMPS — TRUMP’S ISN’S RECORD, E-MAILS, BURSAR IS HIM — BIRTHERISM. I THINK YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DEBATE TO GET SOME OF THAT OUT OF THE WAY BECAUSE THOSE FLUFFY THINGS ARE WHAT THIS CAMPAIGN HAS LARGELY BEEN ABOUT. HOPEFULLY, IN THE NEXT DEBATE, WE WILL SEE MORE ABOUT ISSUES




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