Polls: Obama Won Debate

    US President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shake hands at the end of the third and final presidential debate October 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The early results are in: President Obama won the third and final debate on Monday night. A CNN snap poll had 48 percent of registered voters saying Obama won the debate, with just 40 percent putting it as a win in Mitt Romney’s territory. A CBS News poll was even less favorable for Romney, with just 23 percent saying he won the debate, 53 handing it to Obama, and 24 percent thinking the debate was a tie. But Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com warned that the president may get a small bounce from the debate win, but nothing like the 4-point bump Romney got after the first debate.

    Read it at FiveThirtyEight.com