There was no clear winner of tonights presidential debate, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll of people who watched.
Debate viewers split 48% for President Obama and 40% for GOP challenger Mitt Romney in the poll, with a sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
A majority, 59%, of those who watched the Boca Raton, Florida, debate thought Obama performed stronger than expected, while 15% thought he was weaker than expected and 23% thought he performed on par with their expectations.
Romney outperformed the expectations of 44% of debate watchers, while 26% thought he performed weaker than expected and 26% said he performed on par with expectations.
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