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Poll Results From First Debate Don’t Matter Much

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So, there was the first formal debate between the presidential candidates and the general consensus is that the Democrat won.

CNN reported that Newsweek’s post-debate poll showed 61 percent of respondents said the Democrat won, 19 percent said the Republican won and 16 percent said they were undecided.

The poll also found 56 percent said the Democrat candidate did better than expected in the debate while 11 percent said the same for the Republican.

In the Los Angeles Times poll, 54 percent of 725 respondents surveyed declared the Democrat senator the winner of the debate, compared with 15 percent who said the Republican won.

An ABC News poll found that those who watched the first debate between the candidates said the Democrat won by 45 percent to 38 percent.

The problem with these polls? They’re all from 2004. Bush had a terrible night by all accounts. But in the end, it did not matter as he won the only poll that counts: the one that you and I participate in November.

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Written by newscycle

September 27, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Posted in Polling

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