Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Spinning begins. Poll numbers from the first half of the debate (infratest dimap):

Q: Who performed better in the debate?

All voters:
Schröder 49 - 38 Merkel

Undecided voters:
Schröder 55 - 22 Merkel

These numbers correspond roughly with the overall personality poll numbers. It remains to be seen if it has some effect on party poll numbers.

by Saturday (geckes(at)gmx.net) on Sun Sep 4th, 2005 at 04:24:15 PM EST
You're right, Schröder will be outpolling Merkel since he's more popular anyway. And you're right again, I too doubt very much that the debate will have a decisive impact on the election.

If you can't convince them, confuse them. (Harry S. Truman)
by brainwave on Sun Sep 4th, 2005 at 04:43:38 PM EST
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