POLL: 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 Tuesday night from voters who said they were still undecided while also managing 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.

David Chase October 22, 2012 at 12:39 AM
I thought we tried a CEO president not so long ago (had a Harvard MBA and everything) and it didn't turn out so well. Took a surplus, turned it into a deficit, started two wars, lackluster economy, ended in a financial crisis.
x October 22, 2012 at 01:04 AM
How's that community organizer workin' out for ya. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
Paul S October 22, 2012 at 03:08 AM
David, the last CEO president that I can remember was George Washington and he did a pretty darn good job. Bush was not a CEO of any company as far as I know. He family has been in politics for a long time. Obama has no life experience in any type of business. He college education was very lackluster with a "C" average. He is really just an average Joe. Just because he can talk and spout off lies and tell everyone else that they are telling lies when he the one actually telling the lies is just crazy. But it is just like the Pied Piper who led everyone away with his magical music. Obama is doing the same with all of the ignorant voters who either do not want to research him or are too lazy to do so. Any person who really does their research about Obama would never vote for him. He had the first two years to create millions of jobs and he did nothing but create thousands of government jobs and a huge expansion of government bureaucracy. If he gets into the White House for another term he will most certainly double the number of people on Food Stamps and expand the federal government to double the size it is now. The debt will double and we will have to go bankrupt. The USA is actually already bankrupt, but nobody wants to discuss it.
Mr N October 22, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Now many jobs did Romney create in Massachusetts?......oh net zero. Guess it's not the same as being a strip miner of businesses
David Chase October 22, 2012 at 03:48 AM
It's always good to check your memory against Google and Wikipedia. Bush founded Arbusto, was chairman of Spectrum 7, board of directors of HKN, managing general partner of Texas Rangers. I recall him running as a "CEO president", and the term was used in the title of a Time article back in 2002, a Reason article in 2005, and appears in several other articles. It seems unlikely to me that Obama will do the things you claim he will. He has been making plenty of noise about shrinking the deficit (for example, letting tax cuts on the rich expire -- what's that for, if not to cut the deficit?) To me, his policies look like those of an old-style Rockefeller Republican. For example, did he push for universal health care? Guaranteed income? Maximum wage? Is he proposing to put the maximum tax rate back where it was the last time a Republican balanced a budget? He's proposed none of these things. He rerouted a pipeline, but did not block it.


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