Who Won The Presidential Debate?
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out in Denver, Colo.
President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney faced off in the first of three presidential debates Wednesday night. The debate was held at the University of Denver in Colorado.
President Obama, 51, vying for his second term, was leading by four percentage points in a national poll over challenger Mitt Romney, 65, before the debate. However, political pundits and speculation on Huffington Post questioned whether the debate could change the standings.
The candidates are expected to debate each other two more times - once on Oct. 16 and once on Oct. 22. The topics for those debates will be domestic policy on the 16th and foreign policy on the 22nd.
Even a small bump from Wednesday night's domestic policy forum could make the race much closer. Obama entered the debate with only a slight lead according to the polls of two key states, Virginia and Florida, said the Huffington Post. Those states are must-win states for Romney, the Republican challenger.
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