48% Know That Democratic Presidential Debates Were Held Last Week

Just 48% of voters nationwide know that round two of the Democratic presidential debates were held last week. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 19% believe they will take place in the next week or two while 33% are not sure.

Not surprisingly, younger voters were less aware than their elders about the debate timing. The total who know that the debates have already taken place includes 47% of Republicans, 47% of Democrats, and 52% of Independents (see crosstab results).

Ten percent (10%) of all voters say they watched most of the debates live on CNN.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of voters think it’s a good idea to let the television networks run the debates. Eighteen percent (18%) think it’s a bad idea, 21% say neither good nor bad, and 14% are not sure.

The debates had little immediate impact on the poll results. Joe Biden remains the frontrunner with a double digit lead.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 2-3, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the Sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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