Obama-Romney Presidential Debate: Who Won?

The town hall-style debate gave voice to questions from uncommitted voters. Who handled the issues best?

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney were in Long Island, N.Y. Tuesday night, answering questions from voters who said they were still undecided. The debaters also found ample time to go at each other.

The questions covered topics that included energy costs, unemployment, immigration, tax codes and more. 

Wednesday morning, Patch will have flash survey results from Massachusetts political activists and leaders, both Republican and Democratic.

But right now, what about you: what do you think? Who would you say 'won' this second presidential debate? Tell us in the comments sections below. 


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Matt October 17, 2012 at 09:08 PM
NO, but us tax payers didn’t half to pay to have the sign built! Mary i bet you have no problem with the Mayor putting his name on EVERY piece of city property! Think about it, it similar to a marketing campaign for product/ brand recognition. It’s also in a way allowing to mayor to legally use tax payer fund to campaign. But its ok “he’s a Dem”.
Donald Keating October 17, 2012 at 09:53 PM
BLIND TRUST, just a cover code for a politician, Do you really believe Romney or any of his kind is going to let someone else invest their money without there input. Buch of BS
Tom Phinney October 17, 2012 at 10:02 PM
"Things have improved. It takes time." = Obama blowing smoke up your azz. The real unemployment rate is 15% when one adds in those who have stopped looking and their 99 weeks ran out. As a recruiter with 30 years experience, I see the real unemployed, underemployed and part timers. As for the stock market over the past 4 years, google quantitative easing to see why the stock market is running on false inflation. The Fed is just printing money with no revenue coming in or Gold to back it up. Since January of this year alone, the dollar has dropped to 70 cents. Need proof? look at what you paid for food and fuel a year ago and what you are paying now. That is reality-no smoke and mirrors. Is it better to start paying down the debt now at $16T plus or wait until it reaches $20T in a couple of years and go sudden death drop like Greece today?
Luis Fernando October 18, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Romney won again! Obama did not respond many questions and diverted himself away from real answers. His logic on some of the comments about Romney was totally twisted...repeating again the same statements he made in the first debate...
Robert Yarbrough October 18, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Hi Kelly, I definitely agree. As mentioned in my post on the VP "debate", these debates are controlled by the "Commission on Presidential Debates", and they will never allow true debates or new ideas to surface. To explain, the CPD was setup by the Democratic and Republican parties in the 1980s - effectively shutting out the League of Women Voters, who previously organized debates, from the process. Imagine if Coke and Pepsi started a magazine called "Consumer Choice" and submitted their products to it for review. Laughable, yes, but this is exactly what has happened to the debates! If people are frustrated with the Democrats and Republicans (which seems to be true judging by comments here), I'd invite them to take this small quiz to see if they might be a Libertarian and just not realize it: www.theadvocates.org/quiz. I'd argue that Libertarians have better fiscal policies than the Republicans, and offer better civil liberty protection than Democrats - check them out: www.lp.org or www.garyjohnson2012.com


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