October 17, 2008
Completes "sweep" of three debates for Obama
PRINCETON, NJ -- Round three of the presidential debates went to Barack Obama, according to a one-night USA Today/Gallup poll of debate watchers conducted Oct. 16, completing a sweep of the three debates for Obama.
Debate watchers were more likely to say McCain did a better job than Obama in the third debate than in the second debate (30% to 23%), but McCain's best showing in the eyes of the viewing public was the first debate, when 34% said he did the better job. Still, Obama won each debate by a convincing margin.