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Gore gets slight edge in debate performance poll

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After the first presidential debate of the fall campaign, a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll indicates a slight plurality of voters thought Vice President Al Gore did a better job than Texas Gov. George W. Bush -- but the debate appears to have had little effect on voter support.

 

Interviews with 435 voters who watched Tuesday night's debate revealed that 48 percent felt Gore did the best job in the debate, while 41 percent felt Bush performed best.

The survey was of registered voters, not the more tightly screened likely voters of the CNN/USA Today/Gallup daily tracking poll, and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent. All interviews were conducted after the debate concluded at 10:30 p.m. EDT.

Large majorities of voters in the poll thought the debate performances of both candidates were "excellent" or "good." And more voters than not felt more confident in both candidates' ability to lead the nation. Notably, however, fully 96 percent of those surveyed said "No" to the question: "Did the debate make you switch your vote?"

Tuesday's CNN/USA Today/Gallup tracking poll indicated a neck-and-neck race going into tonight's campaign contest, with the Democratic and Republican rivals locked in the tightest presidential race in two decades. In the poll, Gore had 46 percent and Bush had 44 percent.


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 3

Who Did the Best Job In the Debate?


Gore       48%

Bush       41

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 3

How Did Bush Do?


Excellent     20%

Good          50

Only fair     27

Poor           3

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 3

How Did Gore Do?


Excellent     25%

Good          51

Only fair     20

Poor           4

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 3

Effect of Debate on Your Opinion of Bush


More favorable    34%

Less favorable    14

No effect         52

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 3

Effect of Debate on Your Opinion of Gore


More favorable    27%

Less favorable    18

No effect         55

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 3

Did the Debate Make You Switch Your Vote?


Yes        3%

No        96

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 3

Confidence in Bush's Ability to Handle the Presidency


More confident      40%

Less confident      20

No change           38

Sampling error: +/-4% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 3

Confidence in Gore's Ability to Handle the Presidency


More confident      35%

Less confident      15

No change           50

Sampling error: +/-4% pts

 
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