No wonder Nixon lost that debate! He was so…um…why does he look normal?
5 Famous Pieces of Presidential Trivia (That Are Total BS)

#5. Nixon Won the Radio Debate, but Kennedy Won on Television
There’s really no evidence that things went like this. The TV debate legend comes from a single poll by a market research firm and is so full of holes that it’s like someone’s been machine-gunning a colander. The survey’s radio part was based on just 282 radio listeners, only 172 of whom bothered to actually answer it. Those numbers are part of a very important statistical subset known as “way the hell not enough.”

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No wonder Nixon lost that debate! He was so…um…why does he look normal?

5 Famous Pieces of Presidential Trivia (That Are Total BS)

#5. Nixon Won the Radio Debate, but Kennedy Won on Television

There’s really no evidence that things went like this. The TV debate legend comes from a single poll by a market research firm and is so full of holes that it’s like someone’s been machine-gunning a colander. The survey’s radio part was based on just 282 radio listeners, only 172 of whom bothered to actually answer it. Those numbers are part of a very important statistical subset known as “way the hell not enough.”

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