Who do you think did the best job in the second presidential debate in the 2012 elections on October 16?

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Share of respondents
Barack Obama46%
Mitt Romney39%

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This statistic shows an opinion poll regarding the outcome of the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the 2012 election on October 16. After the debate, 46 percent of the respondents stated that Barack Obama had done the best job in the debate.
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Release date
October 2012
United States
Survey time period
October 16, 2012
Number of respondents
457 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 33% Democratic and 33% Republican. That indicates that the sample of debate watchers is about 8 points more Republican than an average of all Americans in 2012, so the respondents were more Republican than the general public.

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

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