Friday, September 26, 2008

Quick Reaction Poll Suggests Obama Did Well

Independents think Obama won:

CBS News and Knowledge Networks conducted a nationally representative poll of approximately 500 uncommitted voters reacting to the debate in the minutes after it happened.

These figures are still preliminary and could change as more respondents complete the survey. But here's what we have so far:

Forty percent of uncommitted voters who watched the debate tonight thought Barack Obama was the winner. Twenty-two percent thought John McCain won. Thirty-eight percent saw it as a draw.

Forty-six percent of uncommitted voters said their opinion of Obama got better tonight.

Sixty-eight percent of uncommitted voters think Obama would make the right decisions about the economy. Forty-one percent think McCain would.

Forty-nine percent of these voters think Obama would make the right decisions about Iraq. Fifty-five percent think McCain would.

These numbers are a win for Obama, regardless of what they thought of McCain.


Vicki Cana said...

Phew! My first EVER presidential debate is over! Now I can look forward to the next debates with less nervousness. I feel sure Sen. O will do better and better as they unfold, and hopefully he won't START as many responses by agreeing with John.

Toni said...

After the financial crisis opening salvos, the starkest contrast, in my opinion, was the difference between a hawkish policy vs dovish, aggression vs. diplomancy.

I wonder how that will play with indies/undecideds.

Since I lean more dovish, I really hope Obama wins.

And why does defense spending always gets a free fricking pass? Why not freeze defense spending, that'd certainly free up some dollars.

Vicki Cana said...

Last week I believe I read somewhere that it was the BO campaign that requested the national security debate be the first - what a terrific strategy [or is it a tactic? -I don't know the difference despite McCain's explanation]! Now John McC has used up his arguments:
'The surge worked.'
'I know how to win wars.'**
'I know how to fix .....'**
'I've been to .....'
'I talked with General Petreas', etc. etc.
'As a POW....'
What will he say in the ensuing debates, I wonder?

**I still haven't figured out why he hasn't shared his expertise with his fellow republicans. Shouldn't voters be upset with him for keeping all this valuable knowledge to himself while awaiting a turn to be president? Doesn't this prove that he doesn't care about the American people - just about himself?