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CNN Poll gives the debate to Obama

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This article from TPM pretty much summed up my feelings but check out the CNN poll numbers…

Okay, we thought that McCain had a slight upper hand tonight (though we also said it wasn’t a game changer, which is basically another way of saying that McCain didn’t do what he had to). But the initial polls suggest that viewers give the nod to Obama in a big way.

Here’s the CNN poll, conducted among debate-watchers:

Regardless of which candidate you happen to support, who do you think did the best job in the debate — Barack Obama or John McCain?
Obama 51%
McCain 38%Did _______ do a better or worse job than you expected?
Obama: Better 57%, Worse 20%, Same 23%
McCain: Better 60%, Worse 20%, Same 18%

Next, regardless of which presidential candidate you support, please tell me if you think Barack Obama or John McCain would better handle each of the following issues:

• The war in Iraq: Obama 52%, McCain 47%

• Terrorism: McCain 49%, Obama 45%

• The economy: Obama 58%, McCain 37%

• The current financial crisis: Obama 54%, McCain 36%

Thinking about the following characteristics and qualities, please say whether you think each one better described Barack Obama or John McCain during tonight’s debate:

• Was more intelligent: Obama 55%, McCain 30%

• Expressed his views more clearly: Obama 53%, McCain 36%

• Spent more time attacking his opponent: McCain 60%, Obama 23%

• Was more sincere and authentic: Obama 46%, McCain 38%

• Seemed to be the stronger leader: Obama 49%, McCain 43%

• Was more likeable: Obama 61%, McCain 26%

• Was more in touch with the needs and problems of people like you: Obama 62%, McCain 32%

Based on what _______ said and did in tonight’s debate, do you think he would be able to handle the job of president if he is elected?
Obama 69%-29%
McCain 68%-30%


Written by arnold

September 26, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. I agree with you that I thought that McCain did pretty well in the debate but that it wasn’t a game changer. And you don’t know how incredibly skewed the CNN polls are. I happen to feel that McCain sounded VERY intelligent and thought that Obama sounded like an ass when discussing Pakistan. We’re not going to “take them out!” I’d like my oil please!


    September 29, 2008 at 8:56 pm

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