WSJ: Instant Polls Say Obama Won Final Debate

The Wall Street Journal informs it's readers that Obama won the last debate

WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama won the third presidential debate against his Republican rival Governor Mitt Romney according to two instant polls released by CNN and CBS News.

CBS News said that its poll of 521 undecided voters said the president had won the night by a 53% to 23% margin over his GOP counterpart, with a further 24% saying they thought it was a tie. CBS said the margin of error in its poll was +/- 4 percentage points.

CNN said Mr. Obama won by eight percentage points among the debate watchers it polled, 48% to 40%, with a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points. CNN noted the Obama win was within the margin of error. The network  didn’t say how many respondents there were to its poll.

Inquiring fat cats need to know.


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Rupert Murdoch: Obama Won Second Debate

At the Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, we have this article entitled Instant Polls: Obama Wins Second Debate

President Barack Obama won the second presidential debate against his Republican rival Gov. Mitt Romney according to two polls released shortly after the debate concluded by CBS News and CNN.

CBS News said its instant poll of 500 uncommitted voters found that Mr. Obama had won the contest by 37% to 30%, with 33% saying they thought the 90 minute session was a tie. That poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

CNN also said the president had won. Its post-debate poll of 457 registered voters said Mr. Obama won 46% to 39%, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 points.

George Will agrees:

When asked who won the debate, Will responded: “I think [...]

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Middle East Officials Praise Obama Speech

Rupert Murdoch and Co. have put this article behind it's paywall, even though it isn't very long.  We reprint it here under U.S. Copyright Fair Use doctrine:

UNITED NATIONS—Some Middle Eastern leaders praised President Barack Obama's address to the United Nations as welcome advice for a turbulent region, while Syrian opposition leaders expressed disappointment saying his demand that the country's ruler step down did not go far enough.

Mr. Obama mentioned Syria several times in a 30 minute speech in which he surveyed the uneven progress of the Arab Spring, saying "We again declare that the regime of Bashar al-Assad must come to an end."

But he outlined no new steps to help rebels topple Mr. Assad or form a new government, leaving opposition leaders unsatisfied.

"While statements of support are welcome, the slaughter of tens [...]

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A Heartbreaking Story Of The Obama Campaign’s Staggering Genius *

Republican Super PACs: We Can't Buy The Election Like We Thought We Could

A billionaire-backed stimulus program for states that went Obama in 2008.  A private cash infusion to prop up the economy in a race where Obama gets the credit. However you characterize what is going on now in the 2012 election, the societal benefit of the Super PAC spending spree is tremendous, particularly if you happen to live in one of the aforementioned states. From today's Wall Street Journal:

Big outside political groups armed with an unprecedented river of money had appeared poised to be pivotal players in the 2012 elections.

So far, these super PACs are looking less than super.

Freed of any constraints on the size of donations, political action committees have since April poured more than $250 million into the presidential and select congressional races—more than what the two [...]

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