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Results Of Second US Presidential Debate Among Xbox 360 Viewers

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Posted on October 17, 2012 AT 03:28pm

The second of the three US Presidential debates was streamed live last night for Xbox 360 owners, and Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has provided the results from the Xbox community.

Here’s what Microsoft found, both via overall viewership numbers, and via the interactive elements that were featured during the debate:

  • More than 100,000 Xbox LIVE community members engaged in the 2nd presidential debate, responding to approximately 70 polling questions in real time.
  • There were well over 2,000,000 individual responses to poll questions.
  • Most poll questions averaged 35,000 to 40,000 respondents per question.
  • Among the approximately 2,000 Xbox Undecided/Swing Voters who weighed in:
  • 51% of undecideds declared Obama the victor, while 17% declared Romney the victor. 32% remained unsure of a winner.
  • Among those who leaned Romney prior to the debate, 19% thought Obama won the debate, compared with 2% of pre-debate Obama leaners who thought Romney won the debate.
  • 28% of undecideds either leaned or decisively supported Obama post-debate. 10% either leaned or decisively supported Romney post-debate.
  • 52% of undecideds declared Obama the most truthful, and 17% declared Romney the most truthful.
  • Among those who leaned Romney prior to the debate, 22% thought Romney was the most truthful, compared with 2% of pre-debate Obama leaners who thought Romney was most truthful.
  • 56% of undecideds thought Obama was specific enough about his plans, while 17% thought Romney was specific enough about his plans.

Source: Major Nelson Official Blog

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