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An NRO First: Focus Group From Saturday Night’s Debate


After Saturday night’s Republican debate on ABC, NRO assembled a focus group to get a few quick impressions from the people who attended our debate watch-party in New Hampshire. The most surprising result was that two people out of the five we interviewed started the debate backing one candidate but ended up changing their minds. A McCain supporter was turned off by his gratuitous insults and found herself backing Romney based on his performance. The next person we talked to, a Giuliani supporter, liked McCain’s jabs and told us she’s leaning more toward him now. Best line of the night? “Ron Paul starts with seeds of sensibility, and then they blossom into lunacy.” Watch the whole thing here:


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