CNN conducts post Presidential debate poll … ROMNEY WINS 67% to 25% FOR OBAMA.
From start to finish of the 1st Presidential debate in Denver, Colorado, GOP Presidential challenger Mitt Romney was on the offensive and not only laid out his plan as to how be was going to get America back to work, grow the economy and make the United States energy independent, Romney lambasted Obama on his failed four years in office. At one point during the debate I thiought that Obama was going to throw in the towel as Romney KO’d BO. Barack Obama has had the past four years to make changes and has done little, what he has done has failed or made matters worse. Romney stated that more of the Obama status quo was bad for America.
It would appear that those watching the debates agreed with Mitt Romney as the early post debate, CNN polls have Obama winning the debate in a landslide. A CBS poll also had Obama winning big. How bad was it for Obama, even Chris Mathews after whining and losing his mind admitted Romney won.
“No presidential candidate has topped 60% in that question since it was first asked in 1984,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
While nearly half of debate watchers said the showdown didn’t make them more likely to vote for either candidate, 35% said the debate made them more likely to vote for Romney while only 18% said the faceoff made them more likely to vote to re-elect the president.
More than six in ten said that president did worse than expected, with one in five saying that Obama performed better than expected. Compare that to the 82% who said that Romney performed better than expected.
“It looked like Romney wanted to be there and President Obama didn’t want to be there,” noted Democratic strategist and CNN contributor James Carville. “The president didn’t bring his ‘A’ game.”
A CNN/ORC International poll of 430 people who watched the debate showed 67% thought Romney won, compared to 25% for Obama.
Romney’s strongest moments came in repeating his frequent criticism of Obama’s record, saying the nation’s high unemployment and sluggish economic recovery showed the president’s policies haven’t worked.
“There’s no question in my mind if the president is re-elected, you’ll continue to see a middle-class squeeze,” Romney said, adding that another term for Obama also will mean the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, “will be fully installed.”
At another point, he noted how $90 billion spent on programs and policies to develop alternative energy sources could have been devoted to hiring teachers or other needs that would bring down unemployment.
Hot Air has numerous tweets of opinions of who won and impressions of the debate. Here are some of the doozies.
More tweets from CNN that show that Romney is a stronger leader than Obama.
and yet more tweets
EXIT QUESTION … Was Obama off his game or was he privy to new jobs numbers info that will come out tomorrow of first time unemployment claims for tehe week and on Friday, the September unemployment rate?