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And it is an Obama sweep

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The first snap polls on the debate are out, and they’re giving a resounding win to Barack Obama.

In the CBS poll of undecided debate-watchers, 53% say Obama won, only 22% say McCain won, and 24% say it was a tie.

The CNN poll was just read on the air, surveying all debate-watchers in general. It shows 58% saying Obama won, to 31% saying McCain won. Barack Obama’s personal ratings are 66% favorable to 33% unfavorable, way ahead of McCain’s score of 49%-49%.

Late Update: Some more numbers from the CNN poll were just read on TV. Obama was seen as stating his ideas more clearly by 66%-25%, was seen as the stronger leader by 56%-39%, and was more likable by 70%-22%. McCain did win in one category: He’s the candidate who launched more attacks on his opponent, by a whopping 80%-7%.

Late Late Update: Independents, who made up 30% of CNN’s sample, gave it to Obama 57%-31%, essentially the same as the overall margin for Obama.


Written by arnold

October 16, 2008 at 7:27 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. LOL!!! OMG! That pic is the best!! Props to the photographer who snapped that!


    October 16, 2008 at 11:44 am

  2. Here’s the amazing thing. It’s not a Photoshopped picture!

    After the debate was over, they shook hands, said a few words and then Obama turned to walk around the desk and shake hands with the moderator. McCain wanted to do the same thing but then realized he didn’t turn and was walking behind Obama (I don’t mean to hint at anything here). Anyway, he realizes the moderator is motioning to him “other way”, he makes a goofy face, turns around, and walks the way he’s supposed to.

    Welllllll….. someone managed to catch the face he made on film LOL.


    October 16, 2008 at 1:24 pm

  3. I’m taking photoshop right now, so yeah, I could tell it wasn’t. It’s an SNL photo if I ever saw one!


    October 16, 2008 at 9:58 pm

  4. wow…


    October 20, 2008 at 8:44 am

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