CNN poll shows viewers believe President won final debate

CNN poll shows viewers believe President won final debate

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President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speak during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WHAS) -- In the final debate Monday night on foreign policy, President Obama reminded voters he is Commander in Chief as he went after republican challenger Mitt Romney.

The battle was held in Boca Raton, FL and was a seated affair moderated by Bob Schieffer. First topic that was discussed was Libya. Both President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney sped past the subject into broader Middle East policy and the President drew first blood.

As expected both candidates came out swinging.

“This was just a few weeks ago that you indicated that we should still have troops in Iraq,” Obama said.

“No, I didn't. I'm sorry, I indicated that you failed to put in place a status of forces agreement at the end of the conflict that existed,” Romney said.

“Governor, here's one thing I've learned as Commander-in-Chief. You've got to be clear, both to our allies and our enemies, about where you stand and what you mean,” Obama said.
The debate was supposed to be about foreign policy however, both men veered off topic, bringing up domestic issues like job building and balancing the budget.

According to a CNN poll, 48 percent of viewers thought the President won.

Election Day is just two weeks.




 

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