We know that pundits think Obama and Romney were much of a muchness ast last night's foreign policy showdown, while the internet gave bayonets rave reviews. But who did undecided voters peg as the debate winner?
The answer is pretty decisive: most viewers thought Obama crushed it. CBS news's instapoll shows Obama killing it, with 53% of viewers saying he won compared to only 23% for Romney. In CNN's poll, 48% plumped for Obama, and 40% for Romney.
Judging from the relatively smooth performance of my YouTube stream I'd guess way fewer folks were watching last night. So, no, this one won't influence as many directly - but as it's talked about and dissected that may have an effect on the 4 or 5 undecided voters left.
Yeah, the Obama regulars. LOL I Guess the majority of what's left would be called...ummm...the worker bees?!? Lol Nope. Romney's points were well taken. My vote on topix still stands. Romney won in my eyes.
I watched the debate too and it was a soft push of everything we already know. Not impressed . For someone to say obama crushed anything can only reflect ones similar low standards in life. Obama was treding water and gave NO positive reason to let him continue to mismanage this country for another four years.
@marine1 you said a mouthful there. Some people have grown accustomed to small tid bits of goodness, because of all the badness these past four years. The only thing Obama has going for him is "I killed osama". When in reality anyone who had the opportunity to do so, would have. Oboma is going to really try to make some positive changes in these next few days until Election Day, thinking maybe Americans are too stupid to remember what these four years have done to most of us. I will take advantage of everything he offers. We are due a whole lot. And deserve a whole lot more from someone who was suppose to be a leader, not a dictator. Freedom, not tied down and wondering how we are going to make the bills and eat for this week, or that week. We work hard, and try to make a dollar bill do the job of twenty, while the generational dependent on government lives worry free about food or housing or electric bills, and many more perks. And come November. I sure will not forget. Romney will get my vote.
Here is a pretty informative website. I have been going thru it, and it just has a feel, of..a breath of fresh air. It's got all of Romney's plans, plus obamas failures.
@Just_Lisa I noticed that on your link there wasn't an area that discussed his plans on the Patriot Act and NDAA 12. I'm sure this is just an oversight right? I mean the man wanting the big job surely didn't forget about the biggest crap taken on the US Constitution in American history... Right?
@Just_Lisa Oh I know where he stands on the issue. It just saddens me that his rabid supporters don't or don't care, one. Spoiler Alert! He doesn't care. He'd add to Government power if he could and likely will.
Not going to make much difference, if any at all, at this point in the campaign. Even if Obama did "beat" Romney on debate points, Romney was the more presidential and showed he could be leader of the USA. Obama had the advantage in this debate but Romney held his own and did not fall for Obama's childish displays and one liners.
Last I checked being presidential requires having principles. All Romney did was spout platitudes and agree with the policies he's been railing against all campaign. If I were a republican I would be furious at the Romney for walking back most of his previous positions.
@ACTSmom I might agree if I could believe Romney was truly moderate, but I'm not sure where he stands. I've watched the race since the Republican primaries began and the first time I saw "centrist Romeny" was at the first debate. I believe he is who he says he is, but if I took him at his word for everything he's said he stands for I would be forced to conclude he's schizophrenic. I'm not even sure he knows who he is anymore. I'd like to think he's a Massachusetts moderate, and maybe he is at heart, but he's made so many promises to the far right in the primaries that I don't think he can come back without an outright revolt.
Poor Romney. Just proved to me more that he's no more capable than Obama of running a country. I already knew that tho. Yeah he definitely lost this debate by a pretty considerable margin. But he did when the first by a few points and I think we are all sick of obama. Obama did also definitely have the advantage, but wow what a spanking.
NO,I'm sick of debates and politicians. I voted already and now I'm done. I fell asleep last night, it's all starting to sound the same, like a big Gong...still have the signs up, but, I'm tired of the debates,games, politicking... call it what you will, I'll be happy when it's over and Romney wins...
It's gonna take a whole lot more than a little debate to convince me that Obama is a good thing for this country! Btw, I personally think Romney won the debate, he was way clearer, honest, and specific than Obama was, and he had cut down Obama a couple of times to, the only thing Obama had was his remark on the Navy, but that seems to be the only thing that people pay attention to. They don't look at how great Romney did at all.
Having the facts right, not spewing the same old talking points that are wrong and have been fact-checked to death. Romney has no clue how to lead. His approval lowest rating when he was a 1 term Governor was a paltry 34% approval.
but now his approval rating is above 50% and Obama's is in the low 40's so what does his approval as Governor have to do with anything remotely close to the presidential election? Oh right, you just wanted to get a desperate dig in, BTW Obama operatives have altered wiki, you know how anyone can just go in there and edit right?
I think, Obama had facts that put Romney on the defensive. Should Mittens win, he'll be briefed by the President like Obama was briefed by George 43. Then, Mittens, then knowing what he knows after the 'BRIEF' he'll be as helpless to change anything in the Mid-east like Obama really is capable now. I talked to someone at breakfast.
Actually, I really am undecided. I dislike both major party candidates equally. This will be like choosing the lesser of the two evils. So, yes, there are really undecided voters and more than you think. I am neither uninformed nor apathetic. I take my right to vote extremely seriously.
What I found interesting in the debates is how much the conservatives are ignoring Romney's skewing to the center and even to the left. The main point that conservatives reiterate was, yea as a matter of fact he lost the debate ... but he sure looked presidential doing it??!!!
The President, with an impressive foreign affairs record, clearly outclassed Romney, who has virtually no foreign experience beyond insulting Britain during the Olympics, having a Swiss bank account, investments in the Caribbean--and, of course, sending jobs to China.
The president has an impressive foriegn afffairs record? You do know that the president also has foriegn investments as well,....right? Do you know who's sent more job's oversea's? http://obamanomicsoutsourced.com/