Friday, October 01, 2004

USA Today Focus Group

Wow, a focus group without Luntz:

A panel of 15 undecided voters convened to watch the debate. Although the panel leaned Republican in party registration, when it came to deciding who won the first of three presidential debates, the members overwhelmingly gave the nod to Kerry. (Related: Full poll results)

Only three members of the group who watched the debate at the offices of JRP Marketing Research Services thought Bush emerged the winner.

"He was horrible," said Jason Marsh, 28, a data systems clerk who said he is a registered Republican. "He was stuttering. He wasn't speaking in one coherent thought."