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EXCLUSIVE — New infographic shows just how damaging first debate was for Obama

EXCLUSIVE — New infographic shows just how damaging first debate was for Obama

First, there was the CBS instant poll taken immediately following Wednesday night’s Presidential debate. The poll was a “scientifically representative” sample of uncommitted voters that showed Romney cruising to an overwhelming victory by a margin of 2-1 over President Obama.

Then, there was the collective meltdown of the MSNBC cable news network and other left-wing media outlets, which served only to confirm what many who watched the debate already knew: Romney absolutely clobbered President Obama.

Now, Legal Insurrection has obtained an infographic from TargetPoint Consulting, courtesy of Matthew Knee, which illustrates just how beneficial Wednesday night was for Mitt Romney.

The infographic represents an “all media debate sentiment analysis,” taking into account “the full swath of the information environment – from mainstream media sources to the blogosphere to public social media to all the diversity of the miscellaneous web.”

Consistent with general opinion, mentions of the phrase “Romney won,” substantially outperformed its counterpart, “Obama won,” in all categories of the media. The sheer amount of mentions affirming Romney’s victory across all media sources is enough to lead one to the conclusion that this debate had serious implications for both candidates, and that Romney was the clear beneficiary.

However, what appears to be the most telling measure as to what Wednesday’s debate meant is the Sentiment chart on the right hand side. (Click on photo for larger picture)

Even as the Obama campaign desperately attempts to portray Romney’s debate performance as that of bully, the talk surrounding the Republican nominee has seen a sharp increase in positivity.

The President, by contrast, looks to be still mired in negative talk, and has been unable to achieve any sort of bounce following the debate.

Is it possible that Romney is actually closing what heretofore has largely been considered an insurmountable likability gap between himself and the President?

As of now, it is still far to early to make any grand assumptions or proclamations. However, one thing is absolutely certain. By any measure of statistical significance, Wednesday night was a turning point for the Romney campaign.

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I may be a very unrepresentative “sample” because I’ve never found Obama more “likeable” than Romney. But Obama’s Debate aura was very defensive on his “policies” and very dismissive not only to Romney and the moderator but also to the American people. He came across as a “politician” and not a very persuasive one at that. Romney, on the other hand, remained professional and polite and people could see that he loves America and its people–women included!!

JimMtnViewCaUSA | October 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm

“Wednesday night was a turning point for the Romney campaign”

While I can’t argue with that, I’ve noticed that the Romney campaign has been very disciplined and well-organized, much like their candidate.
Afaict, they decided early on that this election would not be a marathon, it would be a sprint. And the sprint would start in October when the undecideds started to tune in. While the Repub Estab got the vapors they stockpiled money and got ready. Now they have started the sprint.
Good luck, Team Romney!

Long-term studies show that appearances count – perceived “competence” is the reason why most vote for specific candidates. Luckily Romney looks like a President straight out of central casting – that combined with his ownership of the debate stage, pattern of success in business and campaign, and command of the facts – adds up to a winning candidate. Make no mistake about the Obama campaign is UPSIDE DOWN.

“Romney won.”

Get used to saying and hearing those words, lefties. It may help you cope with some of the shock you’ll be feeling on November 7th when you wake up to see those very same words in headlines all over the country.

I LOVE watching the Collective’s heads…and creds…exploding!

The Hankie Of Doom, activated by high altitudes, displaying specially formulated lies that have a psychotropic, debilitating effect on only a debate opponent!

Rich and creamy madness…!!!

Henry Hawkins | October 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I’m concerned. If Romney wins this election the seas will begin to rise and our planet will stop healing. Do we want to be responsible for that?

    turfmann in reply to Henry Hawkins. | October 5, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Don’t worry, Henry. Come on down to Cape Cod. There’s room on my boat. We’ll feast on clams, scallops and lobster – we’ll do Armageddon in style.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to turfmann. | October 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Heh. That sounds great, actually.

      It was coincidental, but I actually spent Y2K (remember that?) on an island off North Carolina.

Is the fat lady singing an Al Green song?

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | October 5, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Romney is the decisive alpha male who has demonstrated the ability to work with a state legislature composed of 87% Democrats to get his agenda passed. Obama is a bowing, effete beta male who hates working with Republicans.

There’s really only one choice.

Here’s the video version of just how bad it was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30lGrarz3MQ

Romney winning arguments with Obama will be the new “empty chair” for the left. Already they spend all their time not admitting that Romney beat the pants of Obama but blaming the moderator for letting Romney win. To Democrats when the media can’t be tilted, it means that the format is unfair. Obama is an empty suit. Everyone is seeing it.

Tell you the truth, I am breaking out the popcorn for the Ryan / Biden debate, that will be just embarrassing for Team Obama.

Bryan Jacoutot said: “Even as the Obama campaign desperately attempts to portray Romney’s debate performance as that of bully, the talk surrounding the Republican nominee has seen a sharp increase in positivity.”

And the response of the Obamabots is to toss feces like crazed monkeys!

Folks, Eviction Day draws closer every day…

    Henry Hawkins in reply to GrumpyOne. | October 5, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    “And the response of the Obamabots is to toss feces like crazed monkeys!”

    Halp! See the racism inherent in the conservative blogs! See the racism inherent in the conservative blogs! I’m being oppressed! Halp!

    creeper in reply to GrumpyOne. | October 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Did you see the Kos kids raving about Romney cheating? Seems he reached into his pocket at the start of the debate and place something white, folded into a square, on the lectern.

    Kos kids: “IT’S A CRIB SHEET! ROMNEY WAS CHEATING!”

    LOL. It was a handkerchief.

Hence-

Obama steps in front of the microphone, stink eye’d the world, and announced the unemployment rate is now lower than when he took office.

On the same morning, it is announced that the “I killed Bin Laden” film will debut 2 days before the election.

More to come….

Recall those great words said on Breed’s Hill back in 1775: “Don’t fire till you see the whites of their eyes!”

They, those damned Obamabot Socialists, are coming towards us but it’s way too early to claim victory right now. Realize also that if “we” run out of ammunition they’ll win, so fire often, accurately, and be on target every time. Seriously! 🙂

    Browndog in reply to Doug Wright. | October 5, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Indeed.

    If we are as smart as we claim to be, it’s time to prove it.

    As of today, we know their tactic. Use it to the Nation’s advantage.

[…] of a TelePromTer, what was Obama to do but boob it up? In the aftermath of the shattered delusions Denver debate disaster the only thing left for Obama and the Hopium Guzzlers is thuggery: “With its candidate […]

I expected a debate draw.

What I got was so one-sided in Romney’s favor I was shell-shocked.

On the VotingFemale Like-O-Bility Meter:

Obama when from “Can’t Stand Him” -to- “I *TOLD* YOU SOOO!!!”

Romney went from “yawn” -to- “Oh My God!!!!!”

OH MY, Little Barry got a hug from Mommy Jarrett; he got totally wasted on the BEST POT A POTHEAD CAN BUY; all his LICKS-SPITTLES, MINIONS, CO-CONSPIRATORS, AND MOST ABJECT WORSHIPERS TOLD HIM: “YOU STILL GOT THE MOJO, BOSS” and
THE MASK IS BACK ON!

But, we all saw the mask fall: Color, Prime Time, No Teleprompter, Live Action. HERE’S HOW WE SAW IT:

“THE MASK FELL AWAY: WE SAW THE LIAR AND INCOMPETENT”

What a heck of a day when your “mask” fell away
And you can’t blame your Media for your loss!
Since they’ve seen the “real you”, the faithful you knew,
Are now leaving to find a new “boss”

Just before, you were feted and flattered
“I am your new savior”, you cried!
With teleprompter on, and sneer firmly in place,
Most refused to believe that you lied.

And those lies came so fast–you were sure they must last,
After all, you had carefully planned,
To subvert and destroy the Republic you loathed,
Would be done in four years at your hand!

We all started so well, on your “highway to hell”,
You and yours set a record for fraud.
That apology tour *seemed* a rousing success!
But we’re watching OUR GUYS DYING abroad.

Still, your lies kept improving, your policies moving,
Us closer and closer to a crash.
“Curb free speech”, “run on wind”; “we’ll let everyone in”,
And our “seniors”?—sorry; just don’t have the cash!

Since “the start of the end”, you must wonder again,
“How in hell” did we “rubes” find your flaws?
With your Media Whores, you should win all the wars!
You finagled and mangled our laws!

It took time BUT WE LEARNED that you never had earned,
Even ONE THING you claimed to be true.
(“But I sealed EVERY record” you whispered to friends),
AND NO ONE PLAYED “RACE CARDS”LIKE YOU!

Your plan’s fallen apart, and you don’t have the heart,
To “regroup”, “start again” or “revise”.
When proofs came of your historic deceptions,
You could not keep straight your OWN lies!

You’re so horribly proud, you will NOT be allowed,
To just claim “one mistake” and move on.
You’re dismayed at the fury of the PEOPLE YOU DECEIVED;
And you’re STAGGERED your opponent’s so strong!

You will try to “play through”, till the voters tell you,
That your adventure in GOLFING is done.
Pack your things, leave our House, you despicable louse,
And STOP saying that you were “THE WON”.

IT’S ALL COMING APART AND CRASHING DOWN
ROMNEY & RYAN WIN BIG – IN ONE MONTH!

AND AFTER THE NEXT ONE, THE MEDIA WILL NOT, REPEAT, NOT WANT TO HEAR YOU CRYING: “STOP THE BAD MAN, MOMMY”

A picture (or in this case a drawing) is worth a thousand words.

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