Obama Judged Winner of Second Debate

Americans who report watching the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney believe Obama did a better job, by 51% to 38%. That is a sharp reversal from the first debate for which Romney was widely regarded as the winner. …

The two-day field period after the night of the debate means Americans’ judgments about who won not only reflect their personal reaction but may also be influenced by news coverage and media commentary in the days following the debate. [cont.]

Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup