Poll: 60 percent of Americans want moderators to fact-check the debate
Now, so have the American voters.
In a poll released today by Monmouth University, 60 percent of respondents said that the debate moderators should "fact check a candidate who states false information during the debate," with only 31 percent saying moderators should "leave it to the candidates to point out any false information stated by their opponent."
The sentiment was shared by a majority of voters identifying with both parties, even though the share was larger among Democrats than Republicans.
Trump voters were significantly less likely to approve.
Debate moderators should fact check:
60% All voters
69% Clinton voters
46% Trump votershttps://t.co/FS5Ic5IIcN
— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll) September 26, 2016
The poll was conducted from Sept. 22 through 25 by a live caller. Monmouth's presidential polls have an A+ rating from polling website FiveThirtyEight.