Romney won debate, but Obama still leads
But students still prefer President Barack Obama despite his weak performance Wednesday, based on a poll conducted just a day after the debate.
In a poll of students conducted late last week, Obama led Romney by 7 points, 42% to 35%. Neither candidate was chosen by 23 percent of teens and tweens. More than 4,000 students responded to the following question:
If you could vote today, who would you choose for President?
Here are the results:
Barack Obama: 1,755 (42%)
Mitt Romney: 1,442 (35%)
Someone else: 373 (9%)
I don't know: 590 (14%)
Obama led in all three polls of students conducted in September and a poll conducted prior to the first debate in early October. However, more students agreed with most adults and experts who picked Romney as the winner of the first debate. There will be two more presidential debates on October 16 and 22, and a vice presidential debate next week on Oct. 11.
The most recent poll was conducted at TeenTribune.com and TweenTribune.com on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 4 and 5.
The percentage of students who chose neither candidate dropped from 27 percent to 23 percent late last week, which seems to indicate that teens and tweens are making up their minds about the two candidates. Polling of adults also indicates fewer undecided voters. See chart, below.
to the poll?
|How many responded?||Chose Obama||Chose Romney||Chose neither||Teen & TweenTribune||Students||4160||42%||35%||23%||Rasmussen||Voters||1500||47%||49%||4%||Gallup||Voters||3050||49%||46%||5%||CNN||Voters||783||50%||47%||3%||NBC / Wall Street Journal||Voters||832||49%||46%||5%|
Source: RealClearPolitics.com as of October 7, 2012
- Posted on October 7, 2012