President Obama Emerged Victorious Over Romney Last Night, But Will It Matter?
During the first debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama, Obama was listless and ineffective, which led to a free fall in the polls. President Obama was polling well ahead of Romney prior to the first debate, but fell behind immediately afterward.
This time, most polls, including the CBS and CNN, show Obama edging out Romney in last night’s debate.
The most striking moment of the debate was when Romney, thinking he had the president caught in a lie, pressured him on his remarks on Libya in the Rose Garden the day following the attacks on our embassy in Benghazi. Romney said President Obama, in his speech in the Rose Garden, hadn’t used the phrase “act of terror.” Turns out that was false, and moderator Candy Crowley called Romney on it.
Although it is true that the focus of the Obama administration early on was on the anti-Islamic video as the cause for the Libya attacks, it is not true that President Obama didn’t reference “acts of terror” in his speech on the issue. But Romney pushed the issue and got caught in a trap set by President Obama.
The question now is whether President Obama will see a bounce in the polls from his victory last night, or did people make up their minds after the first debate? The question which has yet to be answered is whether enough people were swayed by President Obama to actually stop the bleeding and slow Mitt Romney’s momentum.
What do you think? Did Obama turned things around last night or is Mitt Romney still leading by a hair?
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