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Friday, September 26, 2008

The debate is on!!!

I give props where props are due...good job doing the right thing Senator McCain.

After doing the wrong thing.

And seeing that it backfired.

Debate results:

Both camps claim their candidate "won" the debate, which you would expect if no one makes a major mistake. Here are some numbers from various sources:

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%.
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%

1.) 40% of uncommitted voters who watched the debate tonight thought Barack Obama was the winner. 22% thought John McCain won. 38% saw it as a draw.
2.) 68% of these voters think Obama would make the right decision about the economy. 41% think McCain would.
3.) 49% of these voters think Obama would make the right decisions about Iraq. 55% think McCain would.

They break down the debate into eight categories. Republicans say McCain did better, Democrats say Obama did better. What is critical is Independents said Obama did better, 61.11% to 38.89%.

2008 Debate Results


1 comment:

Michelle said...

It was stunning how McCain would not even look at or acknowledge Obama. I think that reflected poorly on him.