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Did Obama or Romney Win Wednesday Night's Debate?


In a poll released Wednesday, President Obama has the lead over Mitt Romney when in electoral votes, but it isn't enough to get the 270 the candidates will need to claim victory in November.

The Senate democratic leader watched the debate at home while the Senate GOP leader watched the Detroit Tigers game from a suite and bounced back and forth to the debate.

Senator Gretchen Whitmer, who was "disappointed" in the president's first debate, was "very proud" of him in the second. Romney, not so much.

"He will say anything to anyone to try to get their vote. We still don't know who the real Mitt Romney is and we may not know until after the election day and that's a scary thing," said Whitmer.

Republicans continue to complain the president didn't deliver on his promises. Likewise, the democrats continue to gripe that Romney still hasn't explained exactly how he would pay for his tax cuts.

The president did one thing: he geeked his supporters to get back in the game.

"Oh, Obama's back man, he's back. I think he took Mitt Romney to deep water and drown him," said Democratic Senator Coleman Young.

Both were back on the stump in battle-ground states on Wednesday. Romney told supporters in Chesapeake, Virginia that last night's debate showed the president doesn't have an agenda for a second term in office.

But in Iowa, the president fired back at his opponent.

"Let's recap what we learned last night. His tax plan doesn't add up. His jobs plan doesn't create jobs. His deficit reduction plan, adds to the deficit," said President Obama.

The VP candidates were also fighting for votes in battleground states. Paul Ryan campaigned in Ohio and Vice President Joe Biden made stops in Colorado and Nevada.

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