Moderator neutrality in presidential debates opinions U.S. 2019

This statistic shows the public opinion on how much a moderator's political ideology matters when moderating presidential debates on television in the United States as of July 2019. The findings reveal that the majority of U.S. respondents believed that when a moderator is participating in a presidential debate their political beliefs are of importance, and just eight percent said that this does not matter at all. A popular moderator in the Democratic primary debates in the United States in June 2019 was NBC journalist and news anchor Lester Holt.

Public opinion on how much a moderator's political ideology matters when moderating presidential debates on television in the United States as of July 2019

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Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 29 to July 1, 2019

Number of respondents

1,860 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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