President Barack Obama went on the offensive on Tuesday night, and the general consensus is that the President narrowly edged out Mitt Romney. That consensus wasn’t just shared by leftist pundits; it was also echoed in a CBS News instant poll.
The instant poll was conducted with 500 uncommitted voters and occurred immediately following the 2nd Presidential debate.
According to the instant poll, President Obama won the debate 37 percent to 30 percent. The remaining 33 percent of respondents said the debate ended in a tie when its 90 minute time limit was concluded.
The Instant Poll came with a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points, which means President Obama came out on top regardless of error.
In comparison, Mitt Romney won the first Presidential debate with instant poll numbers of 46 percent to 22 percent.
CNN also conducted a post-debate poll of its own, and 457 registered voters said President Obama won 46 percent to 39 percent with a margin of error placed at plus or minus 4.5 points. A very similar CNN instant poll after the first debate gave Mitt Romney the win with 57 percent of the vote compared to just 25 percent for President Obama.
The real question now will be whether or not President Obama regains some of the lead he was enjoying before his horrendous performance during the first presidential debate. Romney watched his numbers surge after his first commanding performance, especially in swing states such as Ohio and Florida, two very important delegate states during the Presidential election.
Do you agree that President Obama won the 2nd Presidential debate on Tuesday night?