The Presidential Debate: Local Influencers Say Romney Won (POLL)
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney debated the issues in Denver on Oct. 3. Who do you think came out on top?
11:18 P.M. OCT. 3 UPDATE:
Here's how you know Mitt Romney performed well in the first presidential debate: Even some Northeast Ohio Democrats think the Republican candidate won.
Most Democratic and Republican influencers surveyed by Patch Wednesday night said Mitt Romney won the first presidential debate. The quick poll was conducted as part of Patch's Red/Blue Northeast Ohio poll series.
Thirteen Republicans and six Democrats responded to the poll, and all of the GOP influencers and three Democrats all believe the former Massachusetts governor performed better than President Barack Obama.
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Only one of the Democratic respondents believed Obama won, and only by a slim margin. The other two called it a draw.
"I'm glad this is only the first of three debates," wrote one Democrat. "The president will learn from this."
Republican respondents were very optimistic and most believe the performance boosted Romney's chance of winning all-important Ohio.
"Governor Romney showed the leadership style that will be needed to work across the aisle and build concensus," wrote one GOP influencer.
The first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is in the books.
The contenders for the White House met in Denver on Oct. 3 and debated a wide range of topics, from jobs and taxes to education and healthcare.
So who won?
Take our poll and tell us whether you think Obama or Romney won the first verbal showdown.