Overall, Obama Comes Out On Top in Second Presidential Debate According to Major Media Outlets

Who won the overall debate? Obama.  It’s the simple fact, narrow or not (as I have said repeatedly). Saying he narrowly won does mean that Romney may have had higher numbers when it comes to specific topic areas, but in the end Obama came out on top.

Some people latch onto one or two polls that are focused on one or two topic areas so they have something to argue about, but the overall consensus is… Romney is a loser (mind you, I could have told you that without anyone having to hold a debate).

Below are some of the highlighted articles and quotes for your review, apparently some people enjoy making up what the media says.  With that in mind I decided to give you some exact quotes.


Article: CNN Poll – Split Decision

Forty-six percent of voters who watched Tuesday night’s presidential debate said that the president won the showdown, according to a CNN/ORC International nationwide poll conducted right after Tuesday night’s faceoff here at Hofstra University on New York’s Long Island. Thirty-nine percent questioned said Republican nominee Mitt Romney did the better job.


Article – Second Presidential Debate – Obama the winner and Romney on binders full of women. 

tonight’s debate clearly went to President Obama for properly portraying the image of a Commander-in-Chief.

New York Times:

Article – Instant Reaction Polls Show Narrow Obama Advantage in Second Debate

Scientific polls conducted after Tuesday night’s presidential debate in New York give a modest edge to President Obama.

Washington Post:

Article – Winners and losers from the second presidential debate

Obama marked as winner, Romney as loser.

CBS News:

Article Title: The President’s Narrow Victory

If you had to score a winner (and I am obligated by the memorandum of understanding to do so), you’d give the night to the president–barely.