Grading candidates' debate performances
A look at the fiery second round
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- Date Oct 17, 2012
A look at the fiery second round
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We are twenty days away.
From the final verdict on this election as far as last night's debate goes chief political correspondent Carl Cameron reports each candidate landed some blows.
But no knockout punch.
Rallying voters in the battleground state of Virginia Mitt Romney got rousing applause after last night's debate showdown with President Obama.
Love these debates you know this exert great.
-- -- -- I think it's sad to say that the president still doesn't have an agenda for a second term.
He's got to come up with -- head over this weekend uses only one debate left on Monday.
The latest Gallup poll taken before last -- slug -- shows Romney up 51 to 45%.
In need of a comeback after Romney beat him in the first debate the president was on offense most of the night all the calling Romney a liar repeatedly.
Tell -- what governor Romney served.
Just took control.
Very -- what governor Romney just -- it's -- the president's the statement in my policies completely and totally wrong.
Governor let me come back in the CNN poll of registered voters right after the debate said Obama won 46 to 39 Wallace CBS poll of undecided -- -- -- Obama 37 Romney thirty and 33% called it a tie.
Music to team Romney's -- which also dubbed it a draw and said Romney connected with voters had.
The CBS poll indicates those who think Romney cares about people like them soared from 35 to 59%.
The CNN poll showed Romney winning one who can best handle the deficit 59 to 36 on taxes 51 to 44%.
On Health Care Reform 49 to 46 and on the economy overall a whopping 58 to forty.
He's great as a as -- As -- speaker and they're describing his plans and his -- that's wonderful except we have a record to look at.
And that record shows he just hasn't been able to cut the deficit to put in place reforms for Medicare and Social Security to preserve them.
To get -- -- rising incomes we didn't.
Meeting and comes down 43 dollars a family and 23 million Americans out of work that attack and what followed was so strong the Romney camp released a dozen TV -- today.
That's what this election is about it's about who can get -- in the middle class in this country.
And prosperous future and -- our kids -- the kind of hope and optimism they deserve.
The Democratic National Committee slapped Romney's performance as angry petulant and petty and rude.
Much the way Republicans describe Joseph Biden's vice presidential debate performance -- -- -- the first question so I get the last question in my last answer I thought the president was the aggressor last night and promised improvement today.
I'm still trying to.
How to get the hang of this thing.
But that we're working on and you know we'll we'll keep on improving as time goes on I got one line.
And that one -- comes on Monday and it's on foreign policy and to give you an idea of how seriously Mitt Romney is taking it over.
Until then other than tonight's rally.
He has only two public debates to -- -- -- prior to that debate the rest activated and tirelessly devoted entirely to preparation for Brad.
I was good to get through that it but that song go on right behind you Carl.
Thank you -- --