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Microsoft announced that Xbox Live swing and undecided voters have decided for the third time in a row that President Barack Obama won the presidential debate against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
More than 100,000 Xbox Live members watched the third debate on Election 2012 on Xbox Live. During interactive polling questions like the one pictured above, they gave nearly 3 million individual answers to 130 questions during the debate in real time.
About 30,000 to 35,000 respondents engaged with each question during the debate. Raw respondents to poll questions clearly favored Obama. But the voting data focused on those who said they were undecided or were swing voters.
Of 2,500 undecided voters, or 11.1 percent of the respondents, 56 percent said they favored Obama. 14 percent favored Romney, and 31 percent said the debate was a draw. Among swing voters, only 5 percent of Obama leaners declared Romney the winner while 27 percent of Romney leaners said Obama won.
About 39 percent of predebate undecided voters said they leaned toward Obama by the end of the debate. Only 18 percent leaned toward Romney. About 40 percent of undecided voters said Obama would be better in a crisis compared to 17 percent for Romney.
Undecided voters said they were closer to Obama on Afghanistan by a 60 percent to 14 percent margin. They also said he was more persuasive on Syria by a 71 to 30 percent margin and better on Israel with a 67 to 33 percent margin. 46 percent of predebate undecided voters thought Obama has done a good job as a commander-in-chief, while just 28 percent think Romney would do well as commander-in-chief.