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Pollster: Obama needs a strong performance in 2nd debate to reverse latest trend (video)

Tuesday’s presidential town hall debate at Hofstra University brings with it some added pressure for President Obama. After a lackluster performance in the first debate October 3rd, Obama finds himself now trailing in some key battleground states.

The latest numbers from Public Policy Polling show Mitt Romney with a two-point lead (49-47) over Obama in North Carolina, helped largely by white voters and independents.

Public Policy Polling Director Tom Jensen notes that Obama still has his customary lead with women at 50-46. But the latest poll shows that’s getting drowned out by the 53-43 one Romney has with men.

Jensen joined us over the weekend on News & Views to discuss the presidential race as well as the gubernatorial contest and NC Council of State races.

To hear an excerpt of his interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below. To hear the full segment, visit the Radio Interview section of the NC Policy Watch website:

6 Comments


  1. Frank Burns

    October 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Obama can do handstands and juggle plates in the debate but that won’t change his record of failure. You can see in his body language from the last debate, that he understands that as well.

  2. david esmay

    October 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Delusional much Frank? Romney knows he’ll have to defend his positions of the last 18 months and he won’t be able to walk back or out right lie this time.

  3. Frank Burns

    October 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    David, Talk about lying, Obama wins first prize. Just because Obama keeps repeating those lies does not make them true. What lies from Romney?

  4. david esmay

    October 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    You just repeated a Romney lie he used to cover his own lie a la Karl Rove. Romney told 27 whoppers in the 38 minutes during the debate,.here’s just a few high lights.
    1. I don’t have a 5 trillion dollar tax cut.
    2. I will not reduce taxes paid by high income Americans.
    3. We have 23 million Americans out of work.
    4. Obamacare puts in place an unelected board that’s going to tell people what kind of treatments they can have.
    5. Pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan.
    All of these statements and more were walked back or changed directly after the debate by Romney’s staff or Rombot himself. He is a pathological liar who will say anything to anyone if it will get him a vote or put a dollar in his pocket.

  5. Debate night #2 « The Progressive Pulse

    October 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

    […] pundits and pollsters have called this the most important debate of the election season, with Mitt Romney gaining […]

  6. Frank Burns

    October 16, 2012 at 8:28 am

    None of those are lies, every single statement is true.

    Take a gander at Obama lies: http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies It will overwhelm you.

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