Presidential Debate Poll: Who Won Round 2, Why?

There was consensus that Barack Obama blew the first presidential debate nearly two weeks ago. Did the president slow Gov. Romney's gathering momentum Tuesday night?

The pressure on President Barack Obama and former governor Mitt Romney was evident Tuesday night as they faced questions from 82 undecided Long Island voters less than three weeks before Election Day. The candidates sparred over their positions on energy, taxes, immigration, guns and foreign policy—frequently interrupting each other as the moderator struggled to keep the debate on track. 

Who do you think made the strongest case? Will the Romney upswing that started after the Oct. 3 debate continue, or did the president's performance turn the tide?

jill smith October 21, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Wishful thinking LBV, Their both in cahoots with the bankers, but Obama is unique.
KevWild October 21, 2012 at 09:58 AM
Ok, I lied! It's really a picture of my sister. =)
KevWild October 21, 2012 at 10:02 AM
I'm sorry Popeye for calling you a troll. I guess I've been called that so many times, it musta got stuck in my head! I know you're an instagator just like me, so hows about tearin this place up! You & me, okay buddy?
KevWild October 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM
And can I have some please? =)
KevWild October 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Can't wait for CC to get out of the hospital cause I'm gonna send him right back! LoL. =)
KevWild October 21, 2012 at 07:39 PM
: I think everyone should agree with me cause if you don't, I think you know what I can do! Now this debate is over! =)
Popeye October 21, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Ken, just like you been call a Tea Bagger racist all your life. It is an infinite loop. I rather be called a troll than have Romnesia! Ha ha ha
Popeye October 21, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Jill is a genius Tea Bagger. Nobody is suffering unless you got to hear Romney have to speak; Romnesia!!
Popeye October 21, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Jill must have Romnesia!!
KevWild October 21, 2012 at 08:17 PM
; But my names not Ken, it's Kev. =)
KevWild October 21, 2012 at 09:17 PM
. . To: Patch Tech support Hello, My real name is Kevin My Patch profile is http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/users/kevwild Recently someone has duplicated my profile and picture and is posting comments that are not consistent with my values or personality. This person goes by profile http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/users/kevwild-5992b898 Since this is my real name and picture, this duplicate may affect me in the real community around me. I haven't flagged any of the comments as 'inappropriate' because I do not want to inundate your dept. Any suggestions on what to do? (truncated) Thank you, Kevin kevinrc@planetmail.com (ref: 10212012 0150PM)
KevWild October 21, 2012 at 09:22 PM
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Paul Nelson October 22, 2012 at 08:26 PM
LBV- Look we know you by now. You are pro murder(abortion) oh yes the old familiar except in the case of rape, incest and the safety of the mother, against the death penalty(which actually has proven to lower crime rates), for socialism, for higher unemployment, free homes for everyone, free healthcare for everyone-the richhhhhh will pay it al and the confusing one of you don't want government to get into your house and tell you what to do. My good friend that is what Barry is doing. Lokk across the country. Look at Soterocare. Look at the EPA. Look at the bloated government!! I am so happy to get under your skin-I just never knew you had any!! You are for a huge government, healthcare for all including illegal aliens and you are ok with destroying the american family ie gay marriage. I think your saying for 30 years you have been a republican is a lie. Your as phony as your posts. Let me ask you fruity-When Barry took over gas was $1.74 a gallon and now in California it is $4.60 and going higher. :Do you care? He openly said he wanted gas prices to be $10 a gallon. Yeah take that to the bank. What a fool you are and you won't even admit it.
Paul Nelson October 22, 2012 at 08:29 PM
What is Presiden Barry going to do about new jobs?? You said 5,000,000 new green jobs-like from Solyndra?????????? He originally said 3,000,000 would be created from green kobs and yet they are failing left and right. Yeah he knows how to pick winners and losers but most are losers. You picked a loser!!
Paul Nelson October 22, 2012 at 08:38 PM
I asked you many pointed questions and you refuse to answer them. The fact is you can't. Barry has no plan for the next 4 years except:BLAME BUSH, Blame the deeeeeeeeeeeppppppp recession we were in, republicans but I still have to ask your royal highness LBV_ What did Barry do to bring democrats and republicans together to work things out? The last time the jobs commission met was in January of 2012-nearly 10 months ago-so where are the jobs? What were the recommendations? None-it was useless-just smoke and mirrors. 2010 the Simpson-Boles commission met with allot of good recommendations on taxes and job creation, What recommendations did Barry take and use???? None!! It was useless-just smoke and mirrors. Where is the president's budget????????????????????????????? He submitted only 1 in 4 years??? What-does he not know a yearly budget is needed??? What happened to it? It was soundly defeated in both the house and senate. It was a joke. Did you ever read it? OMG dude a 5th grader could have submitted a correct budget better!!! Do you realize or do you care what is going on? All that mattered for you was:ABORTION. That is sad. You need to go back to where you came from-Mother Jones, Huffington Puffington Post, Politico and take the Italian Stallion Italo Vermicelli!!
Paul Nelson October 22, 2012 at 08:44 PM
My friends are laughing at you!!!! Oh and it is the Catholic church and not republicans that want to mot issue IUD's and contraceptives. Before you post do the research and not from any left wing hack organization. Just the facts please????
Paul Nelson October 22, 2012 at 08:44 PM
not issue, I meant
LBV Collins October 23, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Hi Paul. If you want to engage in a thoughtful, respectful open dialogue about a subject, I'm certainly willing to do so. But as I noted before, you have to show restraint. You have to show respect. Restrain from name-calling. Restrain from personal attacks. Entertain my point of view thoughtfully, and I'll do the same for you. If you can do this, then let's pick a topic and explore the pros and cons; explore the conservative and progressive perspectives. Here are some topics: 1. Abortion 2. The death penalty 3. Same-sex marriage 4. The separation of church and state 5. The Drug War So there are few things we can discuss. Feel free to add your own topics. But before I will engage you in debate, you need to pick a topic, state your position, and then provide your evidence. And you have to be respectful, which includes no name-calling and no personal attacks. Fair enough?
jill smith October 23, 2012 at 01:29 PM
LBV, I think your priority list is wrong, you do not even mention the economy. That's sad.
LBV Collins October 23, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Good morning, Jill. My list reflects what I believe to be the topics Paul wants to discuss. (He had a list of "questions" he asked me to respond to... http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/articles/presidential-debate-poll-who-won-round-2-why#comment_5127846 ...so I was just trying to lay the ground rules to ensure that we engaged in a serious conversation.)
Anon October 23, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Jill, same sex marriage does not even come close to the importance of jobs. The economy is not getting better no matter how much the liberals try to spin that it is. Same sex marriage although an important topic to some, will have its day. My prediction is that in 10 years it will be a non issue. Let it play its course. You liberals need to stop making it more important than jobs. Get your priorities straight.
Anon October 23, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Obama proved himself last night. He could give a rip about the economy and he knows very little about foreign policy. He wants to be President because he has a big ego, nothing more.
LBV Collins October 23, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Hi American. I agree that, 10 years from now, same-sex marriage will be a non-issue. I also agree that our economy and job creation are the most important things, and I stated so in another comment on this post: http://lakeelsinore-wildomar.patch.com/articles/presidential-debate-poll-who-won-round-2-why#comment_5140849 What I said was, "Well for most Americans, including me, the economy is the most important issue. But given that the CBO concluded that nearly 10 million jobs will be created during the next four years regardless of who's elected President (Moody's believes the number is 12 million) [1], then I'm not too concerned about the economy. We need more jobs to get our economy growing... and the jobs are already on their way... even if we elect Rosanne Barr as our President. (Yes, she's running.)" I then went on to explain, given that I believe that the economy is already poised to grow, the next most important issue for me are the social issues. 1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/08/30/factchecker-romneys-12-million-job-promise/
Roberto October 23, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Just refinanced one of my homes and the Lender told me the reason there are not many houses on the market right now is they are waiting on the outcome of the election. Anyone with any kind of bsiness sense knows that if Nobama gets re-elected we are screwed.
LBV Collins October 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Humph... Interesting perspective, Roberto. I had not heard that one before. I guess we'll see after the election whether a flood of homes comes on the market.
Anon October 23, 2012 at 03:27 PM
I have always thought Obamas very presence has hurt the economy. People are learning of what he is doing. Business owners holding back and not hiring because of Obamacare, etc....if he is gone, people will feel more confident again. He needs to go.
Anon October 23, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to call you Jill. I am still on my first cup of coffee!! It think that the fact that Rosanne is on our ballot shows that our country is in a world of hurt. We are a joke! I am so glad my parents are not here to see this and all of my uncles who went to war to fight for the very freedom some people take for granted.
Balance October 31, 2012 at 05:41 AM
We are on the right track. Four more years.
Balance October 31, 2012 at 05:57 AM
GM and Chrysler rebut Romney auto bailout claims
Bertha November 11, 2012 at 05:42 AM
WOO HOOO!!!!! Hooray Obama!


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