CNN Poll: 67% Say Romney Won Debate, 25% Say Obama

October 3, 2012 - 10:28 PM

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama before their debate at the University of Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Niebergall)

(CNSNews.com) - A CNN poll of registered voters who watched Wednesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney showed that 67 percent said that Romney won and 25 percent said that Obama won.

Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed said that Romney would handle the federal deficit better, 41 percent said Obama would.

The poll surveyed 430 people, of whom 37 percent were Democrats and 33 percent were Republicans. It had a margin of error if +/-4.5 percentage points.