Online town halls pay dividends with voters, study shows

A study released today by the Congressional Management Foundation, a non-profit Internet advocacy group, shows that online town hall meetings are paying off for many lawmakers. Spending just 30 minutes online with their Member raises approval by about 15 percent, the study said. Online forums have even more impact on swing voters.

Hill reporter Jordy Yager has the full story. As he points out, online town hall meetings are becoming increasingly popular because they're cheap to conduct and less time-consuming.