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CNN Poll: Romney Won on the Issues

10:39 AM, Oct 4, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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A CNN poll shows that Mitt Romney won last night's debate on substance, not simply on style. Romney bested Obama on the economy, health care, taxes, and the deficit:

Even the pollster for the pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA says, "Romney did gain ground on the President on the issue of taxes, and he largely negated the advantage Obama had on the issue when respondents first walked into the room." Romney had been losing the tax debate for the past month or two, according to the polls. 

According to last night's CNN poll, 67 percent of all voters--and 75 percent of independents--thought Romney won the debate. The two men scored about equally on the question of who was more likeable, but, by a 21-point margin, voters saw Romney as a stronger leader than Obama:

 

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