Post-debate polls give slight edge to Obama10/17/2012
How accurate are instant polls after an event? Well, that could be a whole debate in itself. But a roundup of surveys conducted after the second presidential debate Tuesday night reveals that those who watched feel President Obama had the edge.
Just like the candidates, the polls battled it out for clarity. More than 50 percent of respondents to an NBC poll said the debate made them more likely to vote for Obama, while only a handful of former Obama supporters in a Fox News focus group said they’d be sticking with Obama. As for who “won” the debate, a CBS News/Knowledge Networks poll of undecided voters showed 37 percent said Obama won, 30 percent chose Romney and 33 percent said it was a tie. In a CNN poll of registered voters (not just the undecideds), 46 percent named Obama victorious and 39 percent selected Romney. And a Google Consumer Survey poll of registered voters found Obama beat Romney 48 percent to 31 percent. [Source]
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