Undecided Voters React to Debate... Before They've Actually Watched It

If the outcome of the 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton comes down to these undecided voters, then prepare to be very, very scared.

No matter which way you lean politically, there’s reason to be worried following Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, which polled undecided voters on who they thought won the first presidential debate hours before it even took place.

While TVLine readers ultimately decided that Clinton was the victor after watching the first of three televised face-offs, those quizzed during “Lie Witness News” had no trouble claiming Clinton was “very poise-ful” before the proceedings even occurred. One woman, in particular, was pleased to see how Clinton handled herself when Trump allegedly challenged her to a series of pull-ups. (Yes, really.)

Watch the segment above, then answer the following question: Does this latest edition of “Lie Witness News” make you more or less nervous about the outcome of the election?

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  1. Lynn says:

    Ok I laughed while watching that but it makes you want to cry afterward. This is why the country is in trouble. Sure you can blame politicians but who is electing them and keeps letting them get away with the same old thing and not doing their jobs. The sad fact is a lot of people are clueless about what goes on in this country and are easily led by obviously biased media. Then people are upset we have the two most unpopular candidates in history running for president.

  2. Rich says:

    Does it really matter who wins when your choice is (as South Park so eloquently put it) between a Giant Douche and a Turd Sandwich?

    • Greg says:

      The rest of the world doesn’t understand why its even a debate in amercica, and yes it matters to all of us as Trump will blow up the world if someone baits him with a tweet about his hands.

    • Ben says:

      A lot of people seem to buy into this narrative but for me you have a basically competent, imperfect candidate who has at least somewhat of an ethical code, and an utterly incompetent candidate with literally no idea of how to run a country and no ethics whatsoever.

      It’s more like choosing between going to the dentist and being buried alive.

  3. Gina says:

    I NEED to believe that those people were in on the joke. I know they weren’t, but I’m going to tell myself that they were.

    • PatriciaLee says:

      Don’t the networks need to get permission before airing? They were good sports, which says a lot, also. Maybe, this country is going through its teen years, with maturity just around the corner.

    • AnnieM says:

      I’d just feel better if there was some way we could find out how many people they stopped to question said, “There was no debate on last night.” Hopefully there were way more of those people.

      • Grace says:

        well, i agreed to answer some questions on one of the primary days (though not california’s, so anyone there would not have voted that morning) when they did one of these, and when i told them no i didn’t vote this morning (i was actually like wtf?? until i actually saw the video later) they were like okay bye we’re only talking to people who voted. i only saw one person actually talk to them for a while, and 5 or 6 who clearly were like nope didn’t vote because they were sent away quickly. if that makes you feel any better :P

  4. JosiahBartlet4President says:

    How can anyone STILL be undecided at this point?

    • lrdslvrhnd says:

      Because they’ve bought into the Republicans’ 25-year-long smear campaign against the Clintons (and Hillary specifically), and they’ve watched Trump the past year, and are having a hard time getting themselves to decide between a “crooked liar” with experience, a pathological egotist with no experience, and a couple of people with no chance.
      That, or they were Bernie supporters who are smart enough not to go to Gary Johnson, are anti-Trump, and violently opposed to voting for Clinton just on principles (whatever those principles may be, since they run a gamut).

    • Ben says:

      I can imagine how a great number of Republicans might be undecided at this point. I have some American family by marriage who are Republicans, and I think they are finding what to do challenging.

    • c-mo says:

      I know maaaaaany who are registered in both major parties who are undecided.