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View Diary: 10/2 Daily Kos R2K Tracking Poll: Obama 51, McCain 40 (168 comments)

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  •  All pudits thought (3+ / 0-)
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    askew, bwintx, leney

    McCain had narrowly won the Friday debate. That was the general consensus for about 75 minutes before polls/focus groups feedbacks started trickling in favor of Obama.

    •  spilt decision, actually (1+ / 0-)
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      Colonial82

      close decision, with some thinking Obama won and some McCain won. All thought it was narrow either way, and many called it a tie. Partisans called it for their guy.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 05:27:47 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe different reactions depending on source (2+ / 0-)
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      DemFromCT, Delilah

      I watched on CNN, and each pundit had his/her on-screen "box" with which they "scored" the debate in real time. Four said Obama won, one (John King) had it tied, and one (Bill Bennett) had a slight win for McCain. During the post-debate chatter, no one said McCain had accomplished much, but many of the commentators said Obama had "reassured" Americans that it was OK to vote for a "new kind of candidate" (i.e., a black guy), and that he'd therefore accomplished exactly what he'd needed to and won the debate.

      When Jesus said, "Love your enemies," he probably didn't mean kill them.

      by porktacos on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 05:49:38 AM PDT

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      •  we chronicled it pretty well (0+ / 0-)

        in the abbreviated pundit the next few days after the debate.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 05:53:39 AM PDT

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      •  yeah (1+ / 0-)
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        askew

        CNN actually had a fair assessment by the pundits.. on MSNBC, they were all slam dunking McCain's big win until the polling data came in and shut down the BS.

        No way. No how. No McCain. -- Hillary Clinton, Aug. 26, 2008

        by Delilah on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 08:09:39 AM PDT

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