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Polls' Impact on the Debate Story

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Polls' Impact on the Debate Story

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Polls' Impact on the Debate Story

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Before the foreign policy debate between President Bush and Sen. John Kerry was over, the media began interpreting the event. From real-time blogs to mainstream media and morning radio shows, analysts say that poll results had some influence on the story line. NPR's Robert Smith reports.