Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19871
 
Tampa Area Adults React to VP Debate:

1,000 Tampa area adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA about last night's Vice Presidential debate. Of the adults, 704 watched the debate. Results of debate watchers:

* 38% say Joe Biden clearly won the debate.
* 42% say Paul Ryan clearly won the debate.
* 20% say there was no clear winner.

13% say they changed which candidate for President they support as a result of the debate. Of those who tell SurveyUSA they changed their mind:

* 44% switched from the Obama ticket to the Romney ticket.
* 29% switched from undecided to the Romney ticket.
* A total of 73% switched to the Romney ticket.

* 18% switched from the Romney ticket to the Obama ticket.
* 6% switched from undecided to the Obama ticket.
* A total of 24% switched to the Obama ticket.

* 49% say Biden is ready to be President, if needed.
* 51% say Ryan is ready to be President, if needed.

 
1Did you watch last night's debate?
1000 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes70%76%65%56%75%74%70%81%62%**72%69%70%77%71%71%
No28%22%34%42%23%24%29%15%37%**27%28%29%22%27%28%
Not Sure2%2%1%2%2%1%1%4%1%**1%3%1%1%2%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%24%34%43%80%8%9%2%36%35%28%31%44%16%
 
 
2Was Paul Ryan the clear winner? Was Joe Biden the clear winner? Or, was there no clear winner?
704 Debate WatchersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Ryan42%44%39%31%47%41%43%34%32%**68%18%37%68%33%16%
Biden38%38%38%46%32%40%35%56%46%**13%65%37%15%45%62%
No Clear Winner20%17%22%23%20%18%21%7%22%**19%16%26%17%21%22%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%1%1%0%3%0%**0%1%0%0%1%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Debate Watchers100%51%49%19%36%45%80%10%8%2%37%35%28%33%44%16%
 
 
3Does Paul Ryan appear ready to step in as president, if needed?
704 Debate WatchersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes51%54%48%36%58%52%54%42%39%**77%26%50%81%42%22%
No41%40%41%49%35%42%37%54%55%**14%70%39%15%49%66%
Not Sure8%6%10%15%7%6%9%5%7%**9%4%11%4%9%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Debate Watchers100%51%49%19%36%45%80%10%8%2%37%35%28%33%44%16%
 
 
4Who was more truthful?
704 Debate WatchersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Ryan48%51%44%38%55%47%50%33%44%**75%19%49%78%39%18%
Biden41%40%42%45%37%43%38%58%48%**15%70%39%15%50%66%
Not Sure11%9%13%17%9%10%12%9%8%**11%10%12%8%11%17%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Debate Watchers100%51%49%19%36%45%80%10%8%2%37%35%28%33%44%16%
 
 
5Who was more respectful?
704 Debate WatchersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.7%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Ryan59%62%55%52%62%59%63%41%45%**85%32%58%83%49%39%
Biden24%26%22%26%22%25%20%39%46%**11%43%17%12%26%38%
Not Sure17%12%22%22%17%15%18%21%9%**4%25%25%5%26%23%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Debate Watchers100%51%49%19%36%45%80%10%8%2%37%35%28%33%44%16%
 
 
6Does Joe Biden appear ready to step in as president, if needed?
704 Debate WatchersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes49%47%51%54%45%49%45%61%65%**25%74%49%25%58%71%
No44%47%41%34%48%45%48%28%29%**70%19%41%71%36%19%
Not Sure7%6%9%12%6%6%7%11%6%**5%7%9%5%6%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Debate Watchers100%51%49%19%36%45%80%10%8%2%37%35%28%33%44%16%
 
 
7As a result of this debate, did you change your mind about who you will vote for?
704 Debate WatchersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.8%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Yes13%16%10%19%13%11%10%30%24%**9%14%17%8%17%13%
No83%80%85%73%84%86%87%67%66%**89%81%78%90%78%82%
Not Sure4%3%5%8%3%3%3%3%11%**2%5%5%2%5%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Debate Watchers100%51%49%19%36%45%80%10%8%2%37%35%28%33%44%16%
 
 
8Did you switch from Romney to Obama? From Obama to Romney? From undecided to Obama? Or from undecided to Romney?
92 Who Changed Their MindAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 10.4%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberal
Romney To Obama18%22%12%29%10%18%20%10%23%**29%11%17%22%12%29%
Obama To Romney44%45%41%48%41%43%49%37%31%**25%66%34%47%48%43%
Undecided To Obama6%5%7%0%0%17%5%7%7%**4%7%6%10%3%5%
Undecided To Romney29%28%31%23%49%13%27%34%33%**32%14%42%12%37%12%
Other3%0%9%0%0%10%0%12%7%**10%2%0%9%0%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Changed Their Mind100%62%38%28%36%36%62%22%14%2%26%37%37%20%56%15%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.