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Voters say Obama beat Romney in second debate: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Reuters ^ | October 17, 2012 | by Andy Sullivan

Posted on 10/17/2012 12:28:24 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

(Reuters) - Voters say that President Barack Obama performed better than Republican rival Mitt Romney by a substantial margin in their second debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

Forty-eight percent of registered voters gave the victory to Obama, while 33 percent say Romney prevailed in the Tuesday debate, the online poll found.

The poll reflects the broad consensus of debate observers who said Obama's forceful approach gave him the upper hand over Romney, who was widely seen as the victor in their first matchup on October 3.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; journalism; mediapac
The accuracy of Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the survey of 655 online voters, conducted shortly after the debate, has a credibility interval of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
1 posted on 10/17/2012 12:28:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Online poll? No internals found at web site.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 12:33:00 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Clearly the debate was a bit of a turnaround for Obama. He put in a much stronger performance than he did in the first debate and it's showing in the numbers," said Ipsos pollster Julia Clark.

So, from the simple fact that Obama didn't do AS BADLY AS he did at the first debate, that means he won the debate?

The lady must be smoking some of BO's crack.

3 posted on 10/17/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
If an Obama's forceful approach gave him the upper hand over Romney is that important — just think how much Obama could gain just by coldcocking Romney while he was distracted talking to the audience.. with a sucker punch like Obama’s sons are doing all across America. What a deal!

(Has Obama ever commented publicly about the "knockout game"?)

4 posted on 10/17/2012 12:35:07 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: BlueStateRightist
The accuracy of Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the survey of 655 online voters, conducted shortly after the debate, has a credibility interval of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

T'ain't nuthin'.

5 posted on 10/17/2012 12:35:07 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Registered, online - never mind.....


6 posted on 10/17/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do these voters think Ahmadinejad and Putin are impressed with Blinky’s swagger and loud preacher voice?


7 posted on 10/17/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: BlueStateRightist
[Online poll? No internals found at web site.]

Has roughly the same degree of accuracy as a political cartoon.

8 posted on 10/17/2012 12:35:37 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Online poll? Yawning....


9 posted on 10/17/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Online poll? Yawning....


10 posted on 10/17/2012 12:36:41 PM PDT by conservativepoet
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And more independents swing to Mitt. It’s all over but putting the transition team together.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 12:37:14 PM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

As Rush said Monday, all “the One” has to do is show up breathing and he’ll be called the winner. - Twinkie says “no he wasn’t”.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 12:40:09 PM PDT by Twinkie (WE ARE HURTING IN OBAMA'S ECONOMY . . .)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“Voters say that President Barack Obama performed better than Republican rival Mitt Romney by a substantial margin in their second debate”

This is one of those rare sentences in which every word and every phrase is incorrect.

They pollsters have no idea if the people contacted are voters. They did not verify.

Obama did not “perform better”. Obama told lie after lie. Then he and moderator Candy Crowley repeatedly interrupted Romney. Obama did not say anything true or worth listening to. He and Crowley just teamed up to repeat the same talking points.

This was not a “debate” in any real sense of the word. It was Obama and the moderator repeating the same talking points and Romney continually being interrupted and unfairly attacked.

The candidates just answered Democrat selected questions from Democrat operatives in the audience who were falsely said to be independent voters. The whole thing was a dishonest exercise in disinformation.

13 posted on 10/17/2012 12:48:13 PM PDT by detective
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To: BlueStateRightist
Totally unscientific bullsh!t poll from democrat propagandists!

LLS

14 posted on 10/17/2012 12:51:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I guess that means the economy is doing great! /s

0bama is a LIAR and he STILL should be called out for COVERING UP what happened in Libya. This was an event staged by the 0bama regime to result in a hostage-taking at the Embassy. The security draw-down beforehand was to AVOID HAVING MORE 'ACTORS IN THIS PLAY' and so the foreign actors could overtake the Embassy, taking Stevens hostage. Unfortunately, they didn't count on two former SEALs with M4's showing up and firing upon them. Things went from a planned hostage-taking to a full-on terrorist attack, resulting in 4 dead Americans. 0bama proceeded to run with the 'hostage-taking false narrative' regarding "a protest because of the anti-Islam video" even though the event didn't go as planned. He DID go to bed that night, probably not knowing the event unfolded differently than was planned. He flew to Vegas the following day because he KNEW this terrorist attack was HIS staged event and not a prelude to more terrorist attacks. Understanding this is key to understanding why 0bama was so cavalier in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack. 0bama knew that if he blamed a specific group in Benghazi, the truth about this being a 'false flag' might come out so he chose to blame an American filmmaker instead, TO SHIFT BLAME, pleasing the hired foreign actors.

0bama was to 'save the day' JUST PRIOR TO THE ELECTION, brokering the release of Stevens and bolstering his re-election chances.. A bounce that could've put him over the top..

You have to wonder if the guy with the cellphone in his mouth is thinking, "Oh sh*t, this guy wasn't supposed to die, damnit! He's a dead 'hostage', oh no.."

15 posted on 10/17/2012 12:51:52 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Slyfox
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16 posted on 10/17/2012 12:54:38 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: detective

It’s been said a million times, but it’s true: the GOP must STOP engaging in these debates until they can set up a netural situation otherwise it’s the same old same old every 4 years.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 1:01:08 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: BlueStateRightist

Yeh that must be why Gallup has just released a new poll showing Romney leading 51-45.


18 posted on 10/17/2012 1:06:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It reminds me of a cartoon from some years ago: two dogs are at a computer and one is telling the other, “On the internet, no one knows you’re a dog.”


19 posted on 10/17/2012 1:07:02 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: baddog 219
Does anyone remember when accusing someone of lying was the height of rudeness?

Now it is a political necessity because it is so blatant.

20 posted on 10/17/2012 1:09:56 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

Or kissing it.


21 posted on 10/17/2012 1:13:18 PM PDT by ShasheMac
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To: BlueStateRightist

Likely trailing links to CNN, PMSNBC and Kos.


22 posted on 10/17/2012 1:15:14 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: BlueStateRightist

Likely trailing links to CNN, PMSNBC and Kos.


23 posted on 10/17/2012 1:15:14 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Very true.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 1:32:08 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

Betcha it’d guarantee 99% of Holders People vote.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 1:56:08 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

There is no doubt in my mind that what you described is exactly what happened. Stevens was to be kidnapped, similar to what happened in Iran in 1979. But the ending was going to be very different. The Fraud was going to broker a deal and emerge the hero. Of course the “tense” negotiations would take at least 3 - 4 weeks and be resolved a few weeks before the election.

The security requests were ignored, so as to make the abduction go smoothly. When the Seals showed up and started firing on the abductors and the crowd, all hell broke loose and Stevens and the others ended up dead.

This is a very disturbed and evil human being trying to remain in power, desperate to continue feeding his inflated image of himself and his place in history. The last two democrap Presidents have been mentally unstable, both suffering from the same disorder, compulsive narcissistic personality disorder.

I pray one day the truth comes out and the American people know that the death of these 4 men was an accident, a plot to save this bozos presidency gone wrong.


26 posted on 10/17/2012 2:39:17 PM PDT by Beatthedrum
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Slightly related. This debate got me thinking. It’s amazing that Obamacare will take over health care as we know it, yet there is NO press coverage telling us what is going to happen to us.


27 posted on 10/17/2012 3:20:24 PM PDT by aimhigh
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yet there is NO press coverage telling us what is going to happen to us.

Similar to $4 gas being the end of the world in 08 and the "new normal" in 12.

28 posted on 10/17/2012 3:25:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So Obama lost 52% of the vote.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 5:39:39 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I found it remarkable, and hopeful, young and middle-aged African-American coworkers were quietly talking about the debate today and there was a sense Obama had not won despite “everyone” saying so in the media.


30 posted on 10/17/2012 5:42:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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