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PPP: Obama Wins Debate by 11 Points in Swing States; CBS, CNN Agree


PPP's post-debate polling is out:

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.

CBS: "According to a CBS snap poll 53% of uncommitted voters handed the night to Obama, while only 23% said Romney was the winner, and 24% are undecided."

CNN: "Forty-eight percent of registered voters who watched Monday night's third presidential debate say that Obama won the showdown, with 40% saying Romney did the better job in a debate dedicated to foreign policy. The president's eight-point advantage over the former Massachusetts governor came among a debate audience that was slightly more Republican than the country as a whole and is just within the survey's sampling error."

CBS snap poll results, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The highest level of Republican politicians hate Romney. The reason is you cannot tell which Romney you will meet in a debate. This guy is a shape-shifting salesman telling you his new computer program will solve all you company's problems and six months later you are constantly on the phone with tech support.

    Posted by: Gus | Oct 23, 2012 7:39:59 AM

  2. President Obama will only see gains from this clear win if the swing state newspapers run him as the headlining winner. If they call it a tie, like last debate, it won't matter much.

    Posted by: kp05 | Oct 23, 2012 9:17:08 AM

  3. Amazing.. if that's true KP05, then this country is nothing more than a bunch of "me too" that will jump on whatever is most popular. It explains the yard signs.

    From what I saw, the president would say something intelligent and correct and then Romney would simply parrot it with a few extra words thrown in. He was Mr. Carbon Copy last night.

    Posted by: johnny | Oct 23, 2012 9:21:44 AM

  4. @gus: perfectly expressed. Romney had the air of a snake oil salesman peddling a cure-all, but without feeling the need to explain further.

    Posted by: Tristram | Oct 23, 2012 9:37:06 AM

  5. Romney should had known that his first debate "win" (he only "won" because Obama was obviously holding back) was too easy. Barack played the classic "rope-a-dope" maneuver, and R. Money fell for it, hook, line and sinker.

    Mitt got pimp slapped in Round 2, and finally got knocked the f*ck out in the Final Round.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Oct 23, 2012 11:26:43 AM

  6. CNN " just within the survey's sampling error"

    is not accurate

    the CNN margin of error is 4.5%

    so Obama win is 3.5% greater than the margin of error so Obama clearly won

    who are you going to believe your lying eyes or the crack whores obviously working the cnn spin room?

    O 48% vs romney 40%

    margin of error 4.5%

    repubs +8 sample greater than repub vs dems in general population

    = Clear Obama win

    Posted by: Moz's | Oct 23, 2012 11:33:59 AM

  7. Oh come on. Americans United for Change are a partisan organization, their 'polling' is tainted.

    I think it was a tie, but frankly both these characters actually said very little of substance.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Oct 23, 2012 4:02:43 PM

  8. so the 47% he was really talking about were the dumb, stupid and ignorant

    Posted by: epic | Oct 24, 2012 6:41:12 PM

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