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Do presidential debates really swing elections?

It's a misconception

By Fabrizio Tonello  

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the first of the 2016 presidential debates on Monday, 26th September ©David Goldman/AP/Press Association Images

After giving Hillary Clinton an 89 per cent of chance of winning the US Presidential election on 14th August, the respected statistical website “” started revising down its forecast. A few hours before the first presidential debate between Clinton and Trump last night, her chances were at a meager 54 per cent. Reporters therefore…

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