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Debate viewers divided on candidates' performance

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Registered voters who watched Tuesday night's third and final presidential debate of the fall campaign were split almost evenly over which candidate did a better job, with 46 percent choosing Democratic Vice President Al Gore and 44 percent picking Republican Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
 

Bush was seen as more likeable and more believable; Gore was viewed as the candidate who expressed himself more clearly. Debate watchers also said Bush answered questions more directly than Gore, and felt that Gore was on the attack more than Bush.

Overall, the results of the current poll look roughly similar to the results of the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll taken after the first debate, indicating that Gore's return to a more aggressive debate style engendered a similar response from the audience.

But Gore's narrow 2-point edge in the "better job" question may not predict any results in the presidential trial heats in the days ahead. Gore won a narrow victory among debate watchers in the first debate yet lost ground in trial heats taken in the following days.

The poll consisted of interviews with 522 registered voters who watched Tuesday's debate. It is important to note that among the debate viewers participating in the poll, 52 percent identified themselves as Bush supporters and 43 percent said they supported Gore -- an indication that more of the governor's backers watched the face-off. All interviews were conducted after the debate concluded at 10:30 p.m. EDT.


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Who Did the Best Job In the Debate?


Gore       46%

Bush       44

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Who Did the Best Job In the Debate?


               Gore     Bush


First Debate    48%      41%

Second Debate   36       49

Third Debate    46       44

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

How Did Gore Do?


Excellent     28%

Good          49

Only fair     19

Poor           3

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

How Did Bush Do?


Excellent     24%

Good          47

Only fair     24

Poor           4

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Effect of Debate on Your Opinion of Gore


More favorable    29%

Less favorable    22

No effect         49

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Effect of Debate on Your Opinion of Bush


More favorable    31%

Less favorable    17

No effect         51

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Who Was More Likeable?


Bush        60%

Gore        31

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Who Agreed With You More On Issues You Care About?


Bush        51%

Gore        45

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Who Expressed Himself More Clearly?


Gore        57%

Bush        33

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Who Was More Believable?


Bush        52%

Gore        41

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Who Was More in Touch With Average Voter?


Bush        47%

Gore        45

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Who Made More Unfair Attacks On the Other Candidate?


Gore     56%

Bush     25

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Who Answered Questions More Directly?


Bush        51%

Gore        40

Sampling error: +/-5% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Effect of Debate on Gore Voters


More certain to vote for Gore  58%

Less certain to vote for Gore   4

No difference                  38

Sampling error: +/-8% pts


CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL

October 17

Effect of Debate on Bush Voters


More certain to vote for Bush  58%

Less certain to vote for Bush   3

No difference                  37

Sampling error: +/-8% pts

 
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