The second debate was much like the first debate in that voters felt Obama won.Â According to a CBS poll of 516 uncommitted voters showed that 40% thought that Obama won withÂ only 26% saying the night belonged to McCain.
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When asked about the economy and economic issues, votersÂ before the debate gaveÂ Obama the edge by aÂ 55% and that number jumped toÂ 68% after the debate. McCain also improved here going fromÂ 41% to 48%, but he’s still 20 points behind Obama on this issue. When asked whcih candidateÂ best understands the voters needs, Obama scored in atÂ 80% to McCain’s 44 percent.
CNN’s ppost debate poll also came out for Obama with a 54 percent to 30 percent margin overÂ McCain.Â When asked which candidate was smarter, the voters saidÂ Obama had the edge by 57% to 25% . Obama also scored twice as high as McCain based on how theyÂ expressed their views more clearly 60% to 30%.