516 Uncommited Voters- CBS News Poll
Who won the debate?
40% Sen. Obama
26% Sen. McCain
Who will make the right decisions about economy?
68% Sen. Obama (55% before debate)
48% Sen. McCain (41% before debate)
Who understands voters needs and problems?
80% Sen. Obama (59% before debate)
44% Sen. McCain (33% before debate)
Who would bring real change?
63% Sen. Obama (51% before debate)
38% Sen. McCain (23% before debate)
Now committed to a candidate?
15% Sen. Obama
12% Sen. McCain
I think the numbers indicate something that the question “who won the debate” has trouble answering–who won the debate. People want to be ‘fair’ for some reason, but when asked more in depth questions, you see the disparity between the ‘who won’ question, and all the actual indicators of who actually came across better.
(please excuse my following use of very academic language)
McCain just got punked.