Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the director of the University of Pennsylvania's Anneberg Public Policy Center. The center runs FactCheck.org, a nonprofit that aims to reduce the confusion in U.S. politics. She has been analyzing debates for decades and explains that the best debate questions identify the differences and similarities between the candidates on major issues.
This week we found out that Republican Party nominee for president, Donald Trump, made numerous crude statements to Howard Stern about women. Trump discussed it all with Stern, including divorcing women once they're 35-years-old and his own daughter's physique. The uncovered audio is great news for Hillary Clinton who will most likely be our next president.
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I spoke with @jmeacham, @JamesFallows and Kathleen Hall Jamieson about Trump tape and tonight's presidential debate: https://t.co/1y2IgRBqZG— Fareed Zakaria (@FareedZakaria) October 9, 2016
In the next video the professor explains the impact of interruptions at the debates. The audience at home is actually cued by the audience at the debate. Audience applause makes viewers at home forget what a candidate is discussing, concluding that he or she must have made a great point. The professor explains that an audience's reaction can swing a close election: