Presidential Debates 2012

CNN Presidential Debate Poll: Obama 48 Percent Romney 40 Percent

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CNN's snap poll immediately following the third presidential debate among debate watchers finds President Barack Obama the winner of the debate with 48 percent to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's 40 percent. It is important to note these results fall within the poll's +/- 4.5 percent margin of error.

When asked if each respective candidate could handle the responsibilities of commander-in-chief, both candidates came out about equal: Sixty-three percent say Obama can handle these responsibilities, as do 60 percent who say so of Romney.

The Romney campaign strategy appears to have intended to present Romney as likeable rather than strong to ensure he did not come across as hawkish. This is reflected in the CNN polling data: Romney almost pulled even with Obama on likeability 47 percent to Obama's 48 percent. Fifty-one percent view Obama as the stronger leader compared to 46 percent who thought so of Romney.

Romney contended three times during the debate that, "attacking me is not talking about an agenda for getting more trade and opening up more jobs in this country. This fits with the 68 percent who thought Obama spent more time attacking his opponent compared to 21 percent who felt so of Romney.

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21 responses to “CNN Presidential Debate Poll: Obama 48 Percent Romney 40 Percent

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  2. After all the talk about drones and whose policies would work best at minding other countries business, I think it’s fair to say that both candidates are losers.

  3. This fits with the 68 percent who thought Obama spent more time attacking his opponent compared to 21 percent who felt so of Romney.

    . . . which the Romney campaign realizes, which is why their strategy now is just to run out the clock. They feel like they set the hook in the first debate, and all they need to do now is nut fuck up and wait for Obama to wear himself out.

    1. Yeah, from the bits I heard on the news this morning Obama came across a petulant child. Of course his worshipers loved it, my facebook newsfeed is full of morons quoting his Navy bullshit.

      1. every other day, I contemplate never reading facebook.

      2. Of course they are doing that. To actually think would require effort. Of course, they fail to recognize that the world has 4 to 5 times more people today than it did in 1916.

  4. Do people care about foreign policy this year?

    Romney could have answered every question with “Who cares? The economy sucks!” And he would have extended his lead.

  5. Media talking about how Romney agreeing with Obama on foreign policy issues indicates that he moved to the center. I didn’t know that GWB’s foreign policy was now considered moderate.

    1. After January, it won’t be.

  6. One thing I know for sure, if a politicians lips are moving, they are lying!

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  7. At least Obama waited until today to lay out an agenda for the next four years

    After weeks of being challenged by Democrats and Republicans to lay out his second-term agenda, President Obama’s campaign is releasing a 20-page booklet called “Blueprint for America’s Future” on Tuesday and airing a new television ad to support it.

    I guess it takes 20 pages to say “more of the same”.

    1. “continuing to strengthen the health care system and tax code”

      I was just thinking that our tax code is too weak.

      1. Excellent citation. And doesn’t the subtlety just say it all — never mind strengthening the will and physiology of ailing human beings; preferable to strengthen a system and bureaucracy.

  8. Two tuf gais. Wouldn’t it have been wonderful to have a non-interventionist candidate there? Guess they couldn’t find one or I’m sure there would have been diversity of opinion.

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