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2012 election: outcome of vice presidential debate

This statistic shows an opinion poll regarding the outcome of the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in the 2012 election on October 11. After the debate, 44 percent of the respondents stated that Joe Biden had done the best job in the debate.

Who do you think did the best job in the vice presidential debate in the 2012 elections on October 11?

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Release date

October 2012


United States

Survey time period

October 11, 2012

Number of respondents

381 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Registered voters who watched the debate

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The sample of debate-watchers in this poll were 31% Democratic and 33% Republican. That indicates that the sample of debate watchers is about eight points more Republican than an average poll of all Americans, so the respondents were more Republican than the general public.

The source gives no information regarding the missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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