Matt Lauer's NBC interview with Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) may not have made much of an impression in the ratings, but it apparently swayed some viewers to Craig's side.
According to a poll of more than 600 viewers by HCD Research and Muhlenberg College, while only 15% of those viewers said they thought Craig was wrongfully charged before watching the interview, that number increased to 28% afterwards.
Party affiliation didn't affect the increase, with 15% of Democrats saying he was wrongly charged before seeing the show, and 27% afterward. For Republicans, those numbers were 20% to 31%; independents 10% to 23%.
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