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Frank Luntz on CBS This Morning discussing Perception Analyzer dial testing results of Vice Presidential debate

Dial Testing Provides Instant Analysis of the VP Debate

With barely enough time to catch our breath from the first Presidential debate, it was the Vice Presidential candidates taking center stage. Dial testing focus groups were at it again, powered by our Perception Analyzer and Slidermetrix technology, and providing real-time polling and instant results that the broadcast networks used extensively in […]

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Charlton McIlwain Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University

Using Dial Testing to Explore Impact of Race on Presidential Debate Viewers

Most of us within the research community are approaching next week’s first Presidential Debate with excitement and fascination. But for Dr. Charlton McIlwain, whose research focus is on the intersection of race and media within the context of social and political arena, next week’s Debate must seem like the Super […]

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Presidential debate dial testing focus group

Dial Testing Called Back into Duty to Deliver Real-Time Returns on the Presidential Debates

Next Monday night, when NBC Nightly News Anchor and Presidential Debate Moderator Lester Holt thanks the two candidates for their participation and brings to a close the first presidential debate, the early returns on the candidates’ performances will already be in; the key responses, zingers and messages will have already been […]

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2015 GOP Debate Luntz dial testing results

Luntz’s Dial Testing Focus Group Hits High Mark During GOP Debate

 Image courtesy of Fox News In case you hadn’t heard, there was another GOP candidate debate last night and that means that Frank Luntz was at it again, running a dial testing focus group using our Perception Analyzer dials. But what was unique about last night’s group was its response […]

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CNN 2015 Dem Debate Perception Analyzer

CNN and Fox News Feature Perception Analyzer Dial Groups for Democratic Debate

If you’re wondering what that buzzing sound is that you’ve been hearing lately, well, it’s the national election cycle revving up. Last night kicked it up another notch with the first Democratic debate. CNN and Frank Luntz on Fox News once again featured the Perception Analyzer to “score” the debate and […]

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Behind CNN’s Colored Lines: Q&A with SMU Public Opinion Researcher Dan Schill

This past October, we published a blog post on the work that Rita Kirk, Ph.D. and Dan Schill, Ph.D. have done using our Perception Analyzer dials in their role as political research consultants for CNN. The two Southern Methodist University (SMU) researchers are the brains behind CNN’s focus groups of undecided voters whose real-time reactions […]

Dialsmith’s Perception Analyzer tool used by CNN researchers for 2012 Presidential Debates, Primaries, and Conventions

Continuing the trend from the 2008 presidential debates, annual State of the Union addresses, and the 2012 Democratic and Republican conventions, CNN once again turned to researchers Rita Kirk and Dan Schill from Southern Methodist University to gauge the real-time reactions of undecided voters. Using Dialsmith’s Perception Analyzer dials, CNN’s […]