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CNN Poll: 67 Percent of Debate Watchers Say Romney Won


Romney surprised many with a better-than-expected presidential debate performance. CNN surveyed 430 adult Americans who watched the debate and are registered to vote, 67 percent of them thought Romney won the debate, while 25 percent said Obama won. The poll has a sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

These results are in stark contrast to expectations. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 59 percent of Americans expected President Obama to win the debate, 29 percent expected Romney to win. A Pew Research poll found 51 percent of Americans thought Barack Obama would win the debate and 29 percent said Romney. Early this month the CNN/ORC poll found 62 percent anticipated Obama would win, 32 percent thought Romney would win.

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  • ObeyTheFist||

    Obama's performance was so bad it was either planned or an indication this man has no intention of being reelected.

    So, there's one for you reasonoids. Your guy's ahead. I hope he makes up for the failures of your last guy.

  • FreedomsAdvocate||

    If you would have asked me before the debate who would win I, too would have said 'Obama'; not because Obama would necessarily do better than Romney, but becuase the media would have spun it that way. As it turned out, Obama did so bad that even the brain-dead mainstream media new they couldn't get away with it.

    For America, it doesn't really matter anyway. Romney is simply Obama-lite.

    @ObeyTheFist: Ur so funny! Did a thrill run up you leg when typed the second sentence?

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