Obama won the second debate, says Xbox Live
According to 100,000 Live users who tuned in last night, via their Xbox 360s.
Last night was the second debate between current President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. And once again, those with Xbox 360s were able to watch the political showdown via their game consoles, with the Election 2012 hub on Xbox Live.
Over 100,000 Live users tuned in, and according to figures released by Microsoft a few hours afterward, that were published by Venture Beat, over 2,000,000 individual responses were given to the approximately 70 polling questions issued in real time. And among the approximately 2,000 undecided/swing voters, 51% declared Obama the victor.
As for his opponent, 17% declared Romney the victor, with 32% remaining unsure. Microsoft also states that among those who leaned towards Romney prior to last night's debate, only 19% thought Obama won round two. About 28% of those who are undecided either leaned or decisively supported Obama after the debate. As for Romney, he was only able to nab 10%.
About 52% of those undecided declared Obama to be the most honest, and 17% declared Romney to be the most honest. Among those who were favoring Romney before the debate, 22% believe their candidate to be the most truthful, compared to the 2% of pre-debate Obama learners who thought Romney was the most truthful.
No figures were given regarding those who were favoring Obama prior to the debate in this regard; one has to assume that a solid majority believes that their man was speaking the truth. And 56% of undecided thought Obama was specific enough with his plans, while 17% felt the same about Romney.