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Romney or Obama: Who won the Hofstra debate?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama talk to each other during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University. (Oct. 16, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Take our polls below to let us know whether you think President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney won the Hofstra debate on Tuesday, what they talked about and other issues.

Then, make the case in the comments below for why other voters should pick your candidate -- or, if you're undecided, tell us what would make you choose one candidate over the other.


Who won the Hofstra presidential debate?

Barack Obama Mitt Romney It was a tie


What was the most important issue discussed during the debate?

Jobs Gas and energy prices Women's issues Immigration Middle East Terrorism


Who do you support for president?

President Barack Obama Mitt Romney Undecided Neither


Who do you think will be elected president in November?

President Barack Obama Mitt Romney


How do you grade debate moderator Candy Crowley?


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Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player?

Sec. of State John Kerry seeking more authority for the administration to fight ISIS. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning of “dangerous concessions” if rivals win election. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.): “Is there ever a good time to admit our country tortured people?"

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