Wednesday, October 17, 2012
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the second presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Here's how Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats reacted.
The attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that led to the death of four Americans became the flashpoint in Tuesday night's second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney: that's the major finding of the Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to local politicos immediately after the debate ended on Thursday night. Obama and Romney faced off on Oct. 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, in a town hall format, with CNN's Candy Crowley moderating a debate that covered both domestic and foreign policy. Of the 17 local influential Democrats who took the poll after the debate ended, 13 of them (76.5 percent) voted that Obama won by a large margin and four (23.5 percent) voted that the …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Did you think President Barack Obama or former Gov. Mitt Romney won the first debate?
The much anticipated first presidential debate is over and the pundits have spoken. But we want to know -- who do you think won the debate? Did you like former Gov. Mitt Romney's approach or back what President Barack Obama had to say. Some pundits after the debate praised Romney while criticizing the president for being disinterested and not being prepared. However, others said Obama made great points during the health care debate. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.
Local Democrats and Republicans across Massachusetts discussed Wednesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in a live chat on Patch.
In the first presidential debate last night, Democrats and Republicans from across the state who joined Patch in a live chat, said President Barack Obama came out flat while Gov. Mitt Romney had some effective arguments. "Overall, tie goes to Obama," said Democrat Alex Buck. "Romney had a couple good lines, but nothing hugely productive. He looked jittery and possibly his most memorable line was about Big Bird." Reader, and Governor's Council candidate, Tom Sheff added late in the debate, "No defining moment so far, that's for sure." As the debate opened on the economy, Romney took an early upper hand, according to the Democrats and Republicans who joined the chat as panelists. "President seemed nervous, and missed the mark on a direct …
President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney squared off in the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 3 in Denver, CO. Here's what Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats said about the debate in a flash poll.
Gov. Mitt Romney won his first debate with President Barack Obama on Oct. 3: That's the major finding from Red and Blue Commonwealth flash polls sent out to Massachusetts Republicans and Democrats immediately after the debate ended on Tuesday night. Local influential Republicans polled in Patch's survey voted 86.2 percent that Romney won by a wide margin, with the remaining 13.8 percent voting that he won by a slim margin. Local influential Democrats voted 19.1 percent that Romney won by a wide margin and 28.6 percent voted that he won by a slim margin, while 19.1 percent voted that Obama won by a slim margin and only 9.5 percent voted that the president won by a wide margin. Another 23.8 percent voted "neutral." Asked who would be the …