2012 election: Outcome of third presidential debate

This statistic shows an opinion poll regarding the outcome of the third presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the 2012 election on October 22. After the debate, 48 percent of the respondents stated that Barack Obama had done the best job in the debate.

Who do you think did the best job in the final presidential debate in the 2012 elections on October 22?

Share of respondents
Barack Obama48%
Mitt Romney40%
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Release date

October 2012


United States

Survey time period

October 22, 2012

Number of respondents

448 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Debate watchers

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The sample of debate-watchers in this poll were 34% Democratic and 30% Republican, 33% Independent.

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