CBS snap poll: 53 percent say Obama won

One flash poll gives Obama a big margin of victory among uncommitted voters

Published October 23, 2012 3:17AM (EDT)

The CBS insta-poll found that 53 percent of uncommitted voters thought Obama won the final debate, while 23 percent gave it to Romney. 24 percent were undecided.

The sample size for the poll was 521.

As a point of comparison, after the second debate the same snap poll found a much smaller edge for Obama, with 37 percent of uncommitted voters saying he won. 30 percent said  Romney won and 33 percent said it was a tie.

By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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