2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

2012 Elections: News, Analysis, Videos, and Breaking on the Presidential Election, Local Elections, and More

Complete coverage of the 2012 election

NBC 6 Viewers Give President Barack Obama the Win Over Former Gov. Mitt Romney in Second Debate

NBC 6 viewers give second debate to Obama

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012  |  Updated 8:44 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
A group of undecided voters who watched the debate at NBC 6 South Florida had many questions they hoped the two candidates would address, from health care costs to protecting U.S. citizens overseas. David DiPasquale, Braulio Layla, James Pierre, Lauren Brown, Kenny Lewis and Joshua Jones got some of the answers they were looking for Tuesday night.

A group of undecided voters who watched the debate at NBC 6 South Florida had many questions they hoped the two candidates would address, from health care costs to protecting U.S. citizens overseas. David DiPasquale, Braulio Layla, James Pierre, Lauren Brown, Kenny Lewis and Joshua Jones got some of the answers they were looking for Tuesday night. "Everything flowed well with both candidates, and we saw who was really decisive in the end," Jones said.

advertisement
Photos and Videos

As Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Prepare for Round 2, Lynn University Gets Ready for Round 3

Ann Romney said that her husband is prepared for the second debate. The president hoped to seize momentum from his GOP and rebound from a lackluster performance in the first face-off in Denver, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed confidence in him. Meantime, Lynn University President Kevin Ross and his school are gearing up to host the final debate next Monday in Boca Raton. "We're a little more excited for the next one," Ross said.
More Photos and Videos

President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney went toe-to-toe at Tuesday night's debate, and while there was no official winner NBC 6 viewers voted the president the winner by a large margin in our survey.

In response to the question "Who do you think won the presidential debate?" Obama took home 73.49 percent of the vote compared to 25.13 percent for Romney. Another 1.39 percent voted neither.

Commenters on NBC6.com had plenty to say about the testy debate that saw the candidates arguing face-to-face, interrupting, accusing each other of lying and ignoring the moderator's attempts to move the discussion to new topics.

Presidential Debate Social Media Tracker

"Obama was on point and impressive...Romney was annoying!" Lyn Foley wrote.

"President Obama was sharp tonight," Chris Davi said.

"Romney won tonight's debate! Just look at Barack's record...our economy has never been this bad since the great depression. Seriously people, do you want more of the same these last 4 years...double the gas prices, unemployment, deficit...," Jacquie Pronovost wrote.

At least one commenter didn't care for all the testiness.

"I like a heated argument, but when that argument becomes unprofessional - interruptions, speaking over each other etc. I wanted to turn off my tele," Sara Friday wrote.

Debate Sparks #BindersFullOfWomen Meme

Tuesday's debate was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., in a town-hall format, in which "uncommitted" voters chosen by the Gallup polling firm asked questions that were pre-screened by moderator Candy Crowley of CNN.

Some NBC 6 Facebook commenters said Obama came out more aggressive on Tuesday as compared to the first presidential debate on Oct. 3.

"Obama won the debate last night he came with all hands blazing," Elizabeth Emmanuel wrote.

"I don't care who won the debate. I care about Romney winning the election," Gale Hunkiar wrote.

The third and final presidential debate, to focus on foreign policy, will be held Monday at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

Complete Decision 2012 Coverage

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out