By 2-1 margin, liberals questions favored at town hall debates

Posted by on Oct 16, 2012 at 8:10 am

A study of the last five town hall style presidential debates has found that journalists moderating the events choose liberal questions over conservative questions by a two-to-one margin, a result that has Romney campaign bracing for a biased debate tonight.

Ideologically left questions outnumbered conservative questions 28 to 14 at the debates from 1992 to 2008, according to the conservative media watchdog group Media Research Center.

All eyes will be on CNN’s Candy Crowley as she decides which questions from the audience of undecided voters in liberal New York to pick when Mitt Romney and President Obama face off at 9 p.m.

Only once, when ABC’s Charles Gibson moderated the 2004 town hall, were Democratic- and Republican-leaning questions equal in number.

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