Scoring the Media on who won the debate

This post was written by marc on October 1, 2004
Posted Under: Politics

First of all – Kerry won the debate big time. What do I say that and how do I objectively know that? Because Kerry’s team is doing hand flips and Bush’s team is crying and making excuses.

So – how is the media spinning the debate?

CNN – Reading this you’d think Bush won:
http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/10/01/debate.main/index.html

In a CNN/USA Today/Gallup survey of 615 registered voters who watched the debate, most said Kerry did the better job and almost half said the debate made them think more favorably of Kerry. (Special Report: America Votes, 2004, the debates)

By narrow margins, Bush came out better on believability, likeability and toughness. But there was virtually no change among those polled on which candidate would handle Iraq better or make a better commander-in-chief.

Microsoft NBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6123725/

No polling information.

CBS – Experts rate the debate a draw

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/01/politics/main646711.shtml

ABC – Kerry wins but no change

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20041001_648.html

USA Today – Kerry Wins – they get it right!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-10-01-battleground-debate_x.htm

Reader Comments

Bush did win last night !

The “global test” and “nuclear materials to test Iran” statements put Bush “over the top”

The Treblinka Square statement also encourages one to think the Kerry thinks that the “flyover people”, some that he needs, are a bunch of dumbshit hayseeds that fell off of turnip trucks.

#1 
Written By David Atkins on October 1st, 2004 @ 10:44 am

“Over the top”?

More like over the edge. Old blinky got his ass handed to him by a real warrior. It was beautiful!

President Kerry. Has a nice ring to it.

#2 
Written By Jay on October 1st, 2004 @ 11:30 am

The person who really won the debate is whoever convinced the most undecided voters to cast their votes for that side.

Since nobody’s voted yet, it’s pretty stupid to say that anybody won.

Both candidates presented themselves very well to anybody that paid attention to the issues. They did exactly what people need from a REAL debate. They said what they believed, laid their side on the line, and made it so people can see enough of a difference to step to one side or the other.

Regardless, nobody’s getting my vote for sure until after the debate on domestic issues.

#3 
Written By P.T. on October 1st, 2004 @ 12:05 pm

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