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Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:00 AM

Obama wins debate by 11 points in swing states

Source: Public Policy Polling

PPP's post debate poll in the swing states, conducted on behalf of Americans United for Change, finds that Barack Obama was the big winner in tonight's face off. 53% of those surveyed in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin think Obama was the winner to 42% who pick Romney.

Obama's winning margin among critical independent voters was even larger than his overall win, with 55% of them picking him as the winner to 40% for Romney. The sense that Obama was the winner is pretty universal across different demographics groups- women (57/39), men (48/45), Hispanics (69/29), African Americans (87/13), whites (49/45), young voters (55/40), and seniors (53/43) all think Obama came out ahead tonight.

Maybe even more important than the sentiment on who won the debate is who folks in these swing states are planning to vote for now: 51% of them say they're going to support Obama to 45% who stand with Romney. That includes a 46/36 advantage for Obama with independents, and Obama also seems to have made a lot of progress with groups he was previously down by wide margins with. Among men (50/47) and whites (50/46) he is trailing only slightly and with seniors he's actually ahead 52/47.

Tonight's debate was more a win for Obama than a loss for Romney. Romney, despite losing, came out with 38% of voters now saying they're more likely to vote for him to 35% who say they're less likely to for a +3 positive spread. Obama just came out even better with 37% of voters saying they're more likely to vote for him to 31% who are less likely to for a +6 spread.

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Read more: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/10/obama-wins-debate-by-11-points-in-swing-states.html

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highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #1
davidpdx Oct 2012 #2
viguy007 Oct 2012 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2012 #9
ffr Oct 2012 #4
ffr Oct 2012 #5
DallasNE Oct 2012 #6
gatorbite35 Oct 2012 #7
Cosmocat Oct 2012 #11
underpants Oct 2012 #8
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #10

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:03 AM

1. Woo Hoo.....

President O should get a nice bounce....

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:30 AM

2. This is what I'm talking about when I say a legitimate poll

The internet polls are crap.

Good news though.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 12:54 AM

3. Good News and the Bad News

 

Obama won the Debate is the Good news.
The bad news is the people who scheduled these debates are idiots.
The first debate was on Obama's wedding anniversary. SNL was right, he was distracted.
The third debate on a Monday night. I guess they don't watch football or the final game of the NL baseball playoff game. Small blue collar male audience for the debate.

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Response to viguy007 (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 08:18 AM

9. With DVRs and such those who really want to watch can.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:01 AM

4. IAP, that's me!

"Obama's winning margin among critical independent voters was even larger than his overall win, with 55% of them picking him"

In this state it is not safe to carry the D in your political affiliation. Rethugs are borderline gun carrying nuts. I wasn't polled, but I have participated in something far more important, casting my early voting ballot. Obama-Biden for the win!

GOTV.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:37 AM

5. NV early voting stats. Can't find other Swing State stats.

NVSOS.GOV Link

Early Voting Statistics as of 4:15 p.m., October 22, 2012, but not including state totals from today.

Dem: 48.3% & 51,212
Reps: 35.8% & 37910
IAP: 15.9% & 16873

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:46 AM

6. I'm Watching The Debate Rerun On CNN

Because they have a crawler at the bottom showing undecided Florida voter reaction. Based on that alone, Obama has cleaned Romney's clock in this debate - especially with women.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 01:53 AM

7. Thos 25 undecided

Someone mentioned this in another thread.

But of those 25 undecided voters in that room, 16 were no longer undecided. 11 for Obama and 5 for Romney..The other 9 are still undecided.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:46 AM

11. I noticed that, too

I flipped from MSNBC to CNN so that I could see the "undecideds" tracking.

In pretty much every context they clearly were favoring the President over Romney.

Interesting that they chose or were unable to stack it like it appears the normally do.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 06:57 AM

8. Romney shrunk into his suit - Obama treated him like a Somali pirate

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:39 AM

10. KO for BO! nt

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