November 29th, 2007
05:15 PM ET
7 years ago

Still undecided

Watch Dana Bash's report about how a group of undecided GOP voters reacted to Wednesday's debate.

(CNN) - As the country watched Wednesday night's CNN/YouTube Republican debate, CNN had a group of 24 undecided GOP voters react to the debate in real-time through devices called "peoplemeters."  In this report, Dana Bash takes a look at how key moments from the debate were received by the undecided voters.

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Filed under: CNN/YouTube Debate • GOP • GOP debate
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. j .west - winona, mn.

    This is a joke! Where did CNN find these people ?! The first woman appearing with Erica Hill said she was "undecided", but when questioned which candidate she preferred, she replied that SHE DIDN'T KNOW WHO WAS RUNNING ! Then she said she really was leaning towards John Edwards ! Why was there no one on July 23 during the Democratic debate appearing on camera saying they favored Mitt Romney? Is CNN censoring people?

    November 29, 2007 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  2. xtina chicago, IL

    Why doesn't CNN have another Youtube debate for Democrats starring conservative "undecided" voters?

    November 29, 2007 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  3. Robert Bankston, San Antonio, Texas

    The technology used to create this "graph" is very inaccurate. "Peoplemeters" are really Fleetwood's Reply Worldwide keypads, a great product, but this is not it's intended use. The way these devices "poll" has a delay built into the system, so that the responses are not timed to the video accurately. Also, the system is flawed in the way it averages the results. This system was not built to create the "moment by moment" graph that CNN is attempting to create. Can it do it? To a degree. Is it accurate? Not a chance.

    November 29, 2007 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  4. nameless,NH

    Nobody is wasting their time deciding on this guy anyway. He still doesn't tell me what he did in New york apart from 9/11! He has alot of baggage with many wives thing too!

    November 29, 2007 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  5. D. Cook, Moore OK

    CNN and all the other controlled media are so pathetically sad. Everyone in the real world is talking about Ron Paul, while the propaganders totally ignore him or run fluff stories about cross-dressing Julie or flip-fopping Hillary. Good God, if people can't see how the the next two presidential, puppet contenders have already been chosen, I'll lend them a brain cell so they can figure it out.

    November 29, 2007 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  6. mark wilkes barre pa

    What a gimmick,, People meters !! I saw this on another channel and thought it was silly too.

    November 30, 2007 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  7. Dennis D

    CNN group of Undecided Republicans probably had Paul Begala , Al Sharpton and some other Dems .

    November 30, 2007 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  8. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    From the NY Times:
    In almost every appearance as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudolph W. Giuliani cites a fusillade of statistics and facts to make his arguments about his successes in running New York City and the merits of his views.

    Most of his statements are incomplete, exaggerated or just plain wrong. And while, to be sure, all candidates use misleading statistics from time to time, Mr. Giuliani has made statistics a central part of his candidacy as he campaigns on his record."

    Just FYI:

    November 30, 2007 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  9. Bubba, Swainsboro GA

    I intend to vote for whoever is endorsed by the most wrestlers, clowns, and has-been actors, so Huckleberry's looking very presidential now. But I'm still waiting to find out how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are leaning before I make my final decision.

    November 30, 2007 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  10. Bob in Greer SC

    I notice that these comments are moderated by CNN. Wish you did a better job of making the debates actually meaningful and not cartoonish. Seems the "moderators" for the Republicans are not the same ones used for the Democrats.
    Your political leanings are so obvious.

    November 30, 2007 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  11. Jay Ames IA

    Thanks for introducing a tool to show what Democrate plants think about Republican candidates. In case CNN hasn't figured it out the PRIMARY process is for republicans to pick their candidate – not for Dems to pick it for them. CNN is now off at my house. Most trusted network – what a joke

    November 30, 2007 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  12. SANDY WHITE HOUSE, TN

    I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THE WEDNESDAY DEBATE, A FEW BIG MOUTHS GOT ALL THE AIR TIME AND EVEN WHEN THEIR TIME WAS UP THEY REFUSED TO SHUT UP, WHILE A COUPLE, I MEAN TOM TANCRENDO AND DUNCAN HUNTER, MEN THAT I RESPECT AND WANTED TO HEAR FROM, BARELY GOT A CHANCE TO OPEN THEIR MOUTHS AND THEY WERE TOO POLITE TO BUTT IN LIKE THE BIG MOUTHS, MITT, RUDY, MCCAIN. THEY SAY THE SAME THINGS, IF I HAVE TO HEAR ONE MORE TIME ABOUT MCCAINS POW STATUS OR RUDY TALK ABOUT 9/11 OR MITT TALK ABOUT MASS I WILL THROW UP.

    November 30, 2007 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  13. Mike Westport, CT

    Between Giuliani and his current wife Judith Nathan there are at least six marriages.

    December 2, 2007 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |