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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

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.

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"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.

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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.

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