So who won the Presidential debates? Rasmussen says Mitt Romney 59% to Barack Obama’s 41%. For those who think otherwise all one has to do is go to the polling date prior to the first debate. Mitt Romney won the first debate in a landslide over Barack Obama, as Romney shined and Obama seemed as if he could care less.
Most voters consider the three presidential debates at least somewhat important to how they will vote, and a plurality of those that watched thinks Mitt Romney was the overall debate winner.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds just eight percent (8%) of Likely U.S. Voters did not watch any of the debates. Sixty-three percent (63%) watched a portion or all of all three debates.
For those who think that Romney did not win the debate wars, in an election year where debates really mattered, check out the polling data before the debates. That means you Al Gore, John Kerry and Democrats. Prior to the debates, Gallup Tracking 9/27-10/3: +4 Obama, CNN/Opinion Research 9/28 – 9/30: +3 Obama, ABC News/Wash Post 9/26 – 9/29: +2 Obama and Rasmussen Tracking 10/1 – 10/3: +2 Obama
Following the debates, Gallup 10/18 – 10/24: +3 Romney, Rasmussen Reports 10/22 – 10/24: +3 Romney and ABC News/Wash Post 10/21 – 10/24: +3 Romney.