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Oh My: The Brutal Post-Debate Focus Group

Andrew292 Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 2:42 PM
I'm surprised that no real news, either MSM or conservative news have picked up on one of the other more subtle take always from the debate. And one that should really really be worrying team Obama. 68 million Americans watched this debate. This was the most viewed debate in US history. Think about that a minute. In a nation of typically detached voters, in a year with a sitting President seeking re election, 68 million tuned in instead of watching Honey Boo Boo. Why would they do that unless they were actively interviewing new candidates for the job of President? Americans did not need to see Obama. They tuned in to see what the other guy was offering. The fact that they did so should have the President in a panic.

The only focus group you really needed to get the gist of how this debate turned out was the circus on MSNBC after it ended.  The anchors ranged from morose to unhinged.  But what about the rest of America?  I flagged a few nuggets from the network's insta-polls last night, but let's circle back, shall we?  First up is CNN, which polled 430 American adults (not likely, or even registered, voters) with a D+4 sample.  So the deck was somewhat stacked to begin with.  And yet:

- 67 percent said Romney won the debate, 25 percent...