Early Polls: Obama Won Debate

Who knew things could get so heated on Long Island? Early polls showed that a majority of viewers believed that an aggressive President Obama won Tuesday night’s debate at Hofstra University—although whether that victory will translate into a difference in polls is still unclear. A CNN poll of registered voters showed that 46 percent of viewers gave Obama an edge, while only 39 percent believed Mitt Romney had carried the debate. An instant CBS News poll found that 37 percent of voters thought Obama won, 30 percent thought Romney was the victor, and 33 percent called it a tie. Overall, Obama has managed to stop the bleeding after his first outing in Denver, and it appears the president has a 2-point lead in the race overall.