There is more confirmation that voters believe President Obama did a better job in the second debate than Mitt Romney. In addition to the instant flash polls from the night of the debate showing Obama won, Gallup is out with a new poll taken during the two days following the debate. It found a small majority of Americans think Obama won the second debate.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 18, 2012 7:30 am|
Almost as many Americans watched the second debate as watched the first one, according to Nielsen. An estimated 65.6 million people tuned in to watch the town hall style debate, which is only about 1.6 million fewer than watched the first debate. The second debate was still among one of the most watched presidential debates in the past few decades.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 17, 2012 12:40 pm|
One thing I’ve found remarkable about Mitt Romney throughout the campaign is his habit of telling small, easily provable lies. Almost all politicians tell the big lies, the type of vague promises that they will probably not be able to deliver on, but Romney often tells the lies which can easily be proven false.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 17, 2012 7:26 am|
President Obama performed better in the second debate than the first, although given the low bar he set with his first performance that wasn’t hard. The instant polling shows that Obama is seen as having won the second debate but only by a small margin.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 16, 2012 10:15 am|
Basically the only benefit President Obama got from being trounced in the first debate is that it has significantly lowered exceptions for the second debate this evening. From Pew Research: