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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:23 PM

Biden had the edge in VP debate: Reuters/Ipsos poll (42 vs 35)

Source: Reuters

Biden had the edge in VP debate: Reuters/Ipsos poll



By Gabriel Debenedetti
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:07pm EDT
(Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden came out on top of Thursday night's vice presidential debate with Republican challenger Paul Ryan, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The energetic Biden claimed a seven-point victory - 42 percent to 35 percent - among registered voters, with a similar margin among independents. Nearly a quarter of registered voters and about a third of independents were unsure who did a better job during the debate at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

Democrats will be hoping Biden's performance helps President Barack Obama recover from a week-long slide in the polls after his poor showing against Mitt Romney in the first presidential debate on October 3. Thursday's Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll showed Romney leading Obama 47 percent to 44 percent nationwide.

Biden, 69, interrupted Ryan, 42, on multiple occasions and spent much of the debate grinning when his opponent spoke, leading some conservative commentators to accuse Biden of being rude. But while both sides claimed victory, neither Biden's nor Ryan's favorability numbers changed considerably over the course of the debate, and Biden maintained his lead in this measure. After the debate, 54 percent of registered voters held a favorable opinion of Biden, compared to 50 percent for Ryan.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/12/us-usa-campaign-debate-poll-idUSBRE89B1AK20121012

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Reply Biden had the edge in VP debate: Reuters/Ipsos poll (42 vs 35) (Original post)
kpete Oct 2012 OP
Cha Oct 2012 #1
Fearless Oct 2012 #2
GoddessOfGuinness Oct 2012 #3
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #4
ailsagirl Oct 2012 #5
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2012 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #8
wordpix Oct 2012 #7
keopeli Oct 2012 #9
Mario_Ordinario Oct 2012 #10

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:09 PM

1. That's better than I've read the Corp Propaganda stations are

saying today.

"Biden was rude" but MF mittLies wasn't? Give Me a F******* BREAK.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:10 PM

2. Edge = 7% in MSMspeak

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:13 PM

3. Ryan did plenty of interrupting too.

Biden just started playing the game earlier.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:20 PM

4. Ryan also did a shitload of grinning!

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:45 PM

5. And every time he heard a lie, he'd do a double-take in Lyin's direction

Definitely had some body language going!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 07:52 PM

6. Fox and friends want you to think that Ryan won

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:13 PM

8. Fox and Friends wants you to think Bush was smart.

Oh shit,...I think we just started a meme....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:23 PM

7. for a pro against a freshman wannabe, I'm surprised the poll has Biden up by so little

Then again, the Stoopids abound

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:23 PM

9. If 42 to 35 is simply an "edge", what would a win look like?

Biden interrupted Ryan on multiple occasions. - Why Biden is 'bad' to conservative pundits
Romney interrupted Obama on multiple occasions. - Why Romney is 'good' to conservative pundits

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:44 PM

10. the margin is probably bigger

 

because most debate watchers were probably republican, so it's not fair. and biden still won.

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