During the Republican debates, Mitt Romney told a moderator “You get to ask the questions you want. I get to give the answers I want.” Social psychologist Todd Rogers talks about how likely voters are to notice a subtle dodge. James Fowler joins to discuss whether social media can send more people to the polls.
In preparation for tonight’s American presidential debate, I recommend you check out this Science Friday piece on how politicians successfully dodge questions without most viewers noticing. How do politicians slip into answering the questions they want to answer, instead of the ones that were asked? And how do you catch them in the process? Give the piece a listen and find out.