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POLL: CNN Poll: Obama favored in debates

As you may know, the presidential candidates will hold televised debates later this fall. Who do you think is likely to do a better job in the presidential debates -- Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

Obama 59% Romney 34% No opinion 5% No difference 2%
Source: CNN/ORC International
Date conducted: 9/7/2012 - 9/9/2012
Sample: 709 likely voters
Margin of error: +/- 3.5% pts

According to This Poll

A CNN/ORC International poll shows that 59% of likely voters think President Barack Obama will perform better in the presidential debates, compared to 34% who think Mitt Romney will do better.

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