Focus Group of Undecided Voters Overwhelmingly Swayed by Debate - It Wasn't Even Close


The consensus over who won Thursday’s presidential debate appears to be relatively unanimous, even across party lines.

It appears that former President Donald Trump won walking away.

The pundits and analysts of many left-leaning outlets, including CNN and MSNBC, seem to believe as much.

So does a focus group of undecided voters.

Pollster Frank Luntz watched Thursday’s debate while on a video call with the small focus group.

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During a commercial break, Luntz asked the voters to raise their hands if they were more convinced to vote for former President Donald Trump.

The following screen shot he took tells quite a story.

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“After the second commercial break, I asked my focus group of undecided voters how many are more convinced to vote for Donald Trump,” Luntz wrote. “10 of 14 raised their hands… Even if they didn’t like Donald Trump.

“One said: ‘I don’t even know if Biden can make it to November!'”

Even more damning for Biden than that response from Luntz’s group was the one that came directly before it.

According to Luntz, also during a commercial break, when he asked the voters whether they were more convinced to vote for Biden, “Zero raised their hands.”

“Half of them say they voted for Biden in 2020,” Luntz wrote.

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Throughout the CNN-hosted debate, President Biden suffered gaffes, sounded hoarse, made incoherent statements and overall looked to be in poor health.

Many viewers of the debate took to X during and following the debate, noting the poor optics coming from the president’s side.

“Biden is still president, right now. He has been, with obviously bad health, for the past 3.5 years,” one user wrote. “Biden just projected immense weakness & frailty to our allies & adversaries.”

“I don’t know where Joe Biden’s mind is, but it’s not at this debate. This is horrific for America,” another posted.

“I blame Jill Biden … She obviously would have no problem dragging his corpse across the stage if she could stay in the white house,” another wrote.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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