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Undecided Democrats Want More Debates Between Sanders And Clinton

It probably would help them decide.
A new poll finds that 41 percent of undecided Democrats would like to see more debates held between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt
A new poll finds that 41 percent of undecided Democrats would like to see more debates held between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Undecided Democratic voters say there have been too few presidential debates, according to a poll released Friday morning.

The poll, conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling for "The Agenda With Ari Rabin-Havt" on Sirius XM, finds that 41 percent of undecided Democratic voters, which make up 14 percent of the poll, express dissatisfaction with the number of debates held between Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. 

About one-third of the undecideds are satisfied, however, and say the Democratic party has held the right number of debates. Twelve percent say it has held too many. 

Overall, half of all Democrats in the poll are satisfied with the number of debates while 30 percent think there haven't been enough. 

Sanders supporters are twice as likely as Clinton supporters to say there have been too few debates, by a margin of 20 percent to 42 percent. 

The Democratic National Committee first announced the Democratic debate schedule, which included six debates, in May of last year. Since then, the Sanders campaign has continuously objected to the schedule, arguing that there were too few debates and they aired at odd times, making it difficult for people to tune in.   

In February, the campaigns reached an agreement to add four more debates to the schedule that both sides deemed acceptable. The first of the set was held Thursday night in New Hampshire and the next is set to take place in Flint, Michigan, on March 6. 

Clinton currently leads Sanders in a hypothetical national primary election. According to PPP, 53 percent of likely Democratic voters in the poll would vote for Clinton and 35 percent would vote for Sanders. Similarly, Clinton leads by a 14-point margin in the HuffPost Pollster average, which aggregates all publicly available polls. 

PPP surveyed 517 likely Democratic primary voters on landlines using automated phone technology on Feb. 2-3. 

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