President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will answer to a pool of about 100 undecided voters in Wednesday's town-hall style presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y. The voters were selected by the Gallup Organization, which has been tracking the Obama-Romney matchup on a daily basis throughout the general election. This is the 20th anniversary of Gallup's partnering with the Commission on Presidential Debates for a town-hall style debate. In 1992, Gallup editor in chief Frank Newport said, no one had any idea what questions would be asked, and moderator Carole Simpson moved through the crowd of voters at random.
Comments: Gallup picked them. Nobody knows what questions will be asked? Honk if you don't trust this process of selecting ''undecided voters.'' Especially as Gallup continues to overpoll Democrats in order to keep 0bama close or slightly ahead.
OP, no one knew which questions would be asked in 1992. Article goes on to say that this time moderator Crowley has discussed the questions with the chosen questioners. She knows the questions that will be asked and who will be asking them.
~~Wednesday's debate serves as a huge challenge for Obama to reverse a slide from the last presidential debate, when an overwhelming majority of voters and pundits gave a clear victory to Romney. Gallup found that Romney was the biggest debate-winner in history.~~
......will Candy Crowley attempt to reverse that last decision. Only time will tell.
"I don't like chocolate, I'll have vanilla. It's not that I like vanilla, but chocolate is sometimes too chocolately. Well, maybe I'll try a little chocolate. mmm, that;s not bad. I can't make up my mind"
In NYC they found UNdecided voters..sure, uh huh. The RNC is comprised of self defeating fools to agree to a bunch of extreme liberals controlling debates. Just as the VP debate was a two against one debate.
I hate these townhall "debates" or questions from the audience during a regular debate. They never are tough enough or detailed enough. When they are answered it is usually a non-answer consisting of the usual campaign rhetoric and the questioner either doesn't get a followup or is too intimidated to just say "now please answer what I asked".
I want tough questions of both candidates and the moderator to not give an inch and keep asking for a real answer until it is given.
It's OK, no matter what they do. Just remember how well-prepared Romney was for the 1st debate and how we were all ^5ing afterwards, many of us in disbelief. You KNOW he'll be ready for tomorrow night. Whatever they try to do; he'll be ready.
I had co-worker who was in the townhall debate here in Richmond, VA in 1992. He said they went past 3 people who wanted to ask questions about Bill Clinton's character to get to the man with the pony tail who asked what were they going to do to help the poor. Don't believe that they didn't know who was going to ask what.
So all of the townhall participants will be from Nassau County. This is a county with 7.4% unemployment, and a median income of $91,414 vs. the national median of $51,914. In 2008, Nassau County went for Obama 53.8%. So we can expect questions very unbiased and very representative of the whole country? s/o
Undecided people make me sick. What have they been doing, reading, watching for the past three and a half years? What were they doing in the run up to 2008 election? These are the kinds of people who destroy good nations. Weaklings, simpletons, blind-minds.
i dont believe there are undecided voters...they might say that to be cool but i just dont believe it...esp this year....the choice is so stark how in hades could anyone be undecided....... crowley may favor obama but the spotlight is on her so she better think twice about showing her LIB SIDE...
Setup in the Empire State. Hosted by the Ted Turner news Network and some half-bright diehard Marxist. Gallup picks the "undecideds". Stupid party strikes again. Why not hold the debate at golden gate university, let Chris Mathews and F Chuck Toad pick the "undecided" questioners, let Ray Madcow "moderate". Idiots!
A pool of 100 undecided voters? In NY? Give me a break. NY is the bastion home of the DNC, freeloaders, high taxes, high unemployment, thousands of mandates sucking what's left of the taxpaying public dry, greedy state public employee unions sucking the rest of the tax money dry, and dead last (#50) for a business friendly environment.
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