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Yes. There was, I suppose, one good moment. After the first TV debate -- there were three debates, as we know, on 15, 22 and 29 April -- there was a -- it has been described as a spike in your poll ratings, but then there was coverage in some elements of the press which was hostile to you.

First of all, what was your view as to the objective reality of the spike, if I can put it in those terms? Was it synthetic or did it genuinely reflect an underlying increase in support for you?

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