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October 17th, 2012
07:24 PM ET

Poll: Obama won debate overall, but Romney still has the edge on the economy

OutFront tonight - congratulations Mr. President! Debate watchers liked you. They really did.

But there's one small problem. They didn't like you all that much where it really counts: on the economy.

In CNN's poll of debate watchers, Obama came out on top, by 7 points over Mitt Romney.

But when it came down to the economic questions - those key issues which will most likely decide this election just 20 days from now - debate watchers heavily favored Romney. FULL POST


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October 17th, 2012
01:23 AM ET

Obama, Romney clash in town hall debate: CNN Focus Group weighs in on worst moments of debate

CNN Focus Group of Ohio undecided voters weigh in on the worst moments of Tuesday's town hall presidential debate. Erin Burnett reports.


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October 17th, 2012
01:03 AM ET

Ohio Undecided Voters give high marks to Obama on jobs, Romney on taxes

CNN Focus Group of Ohio undecided voters weigh in on the high moments of  Tuesday's town hall presidential debate. 

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October 17th, 2012
12:23 AM ET

Ohio Undecided Voter: "I give a slight edge to Obama"

CNN's Erin Burnett is with Ohio undecided voters on their thoughts on who won the town hall presidential debate.

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October 15th, 2012
09:17 PM ET

Obama, Romney to face off in town hall debate: Moderator Candy Crowley weighs in

The pressure to perform is certainly on for the second presidential debate on Tuesday.

President Barack Obama and Republican opponent Mitt Romney will answer questions from uncommitted Long Island voters at Hofstra University. The Gallup Organization recruited the audience from a random pool of Nassau County residents. Questions will range from domestic to foreign policy issues.

Analysts predict the president will likely come out swinging, especially after a highly criticized lackluster performance in the last debate. Romney's challenge for tomorrow's debate is to maintain the momentum gained from the first presidential debate.

The free-for-all forum will force the candidates to be personable, while at the same time fact check each other. Making a likeable impression may be  a strong suit for Obama, but it's definitely a weak point for Romney.

On the campaign trail candidates do not directly speak to voters, let alone undecided voters. So the challenge will be interacting with voters, while not seeming too aggressive towards each other.

CNN's chief political correspondent Candy Crowley is moderating the debate. FULL POST


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