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T150
09-24-2008, 05:10 PM
http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport_mainUC.aspx?g=54d651a7-a62b-4420-bb32-9dd6b2df8c02

America's 1st Reaction -- Friday's McCain-Obama Debate Should Still Be Held On Friday, But Perhaps with New Focus: Immediately after John McCain's announcement at 3 pm ET today, Wednesday 09/24/08, that he was suspending his campaign and seeking to postpone Friday's scheduled presidential debate, SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 adults nationwide. Key findings:

A majority of Americans say the debate should be held on Friday. Just 10% say the debate should be postponed. A sizable percentage of Americans, 36%, think the focus of the debate should be modified to focus more on the economy. 3 of 4 Americans say the presidential campaigns should continue. Just 14% say the presidential campaigns should be suspended. If Friday's debate does not take place, 46% of Americans say that would be bad for America.

Held As Scheduled: 50%
Held With Focus On Economy: 36%

Postponed:10%
Not Sure: 4%

backfired much?