Poll: Who Won Presidential Debate, Obama or Romney?
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney turned in a lively first presidential debate Oct 3. Who do you think won the debate?
Both President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney came out swinging during Wednesday’s first presidential debate between the candidates—but who came out on top?
In something of a free-for-all, with the candidates both refusing to stick to allotted time limits and speaking over moderator Jim Lehrer, Romney and Obama were determined to get their points across on everything from health care policy to jobs creation to Big Bird.
Romney often seemed the more forceful debater, steering the conversation to his preferred points and hammering Obama’s record, especially on the economy. Obama, while more subdued, hit Romney hard on how the GOP candidate plans to pay for promised tax cuts and increased military spending. The fact checkers are already hard at work on those statements.
And sitting almost silent for much of the back and forth was PBS journalist Lehrer, who seemed to lose control over the moderation many times during the debate. The phrase “poor Lehrer” was even trending on Twitter before long.
But we’re not here to discuss the moderator’s performance. We want to know how the candidates did in your opinion.
So tell us—regardless of who you plan to vote for—who turned in the better performance in the Oct. 3 presidential debate?