Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19963
 
1Did you watch the first 2 Presidential debates?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Yes86%92%81%90%84%84%87%87%85%86%91%90%**85%89%84%88%81%91%68%95%87%85%89%
No13%8%18%10%16%15%12%13%14%13%9%10%**15%10%15%12%19%9%32%5%13%14%11%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%1%1%0%1%1%0%0%**0%1%1%0%0%0%0%0%0%2%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%29%24%25%22%53%47%61%14%21%4%31%43%26%33%38%22%8%9%29%24%29%
 
 
2Do you plan to watch tonight's 3rd debate?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 2.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Yes88%91%85%87%84%90%90%86%90%88%93%93%**88%91%82%90%82%93%72%91%85%86%95%
No10%7%13%9%15%8%9%12%9%10%4%7%**12%6%15%10%15%5%27%5%12%12%4%
Not Sure2%2%2%4%1%1%0%3%1%2%3%0%**1%3%2%0%3%2%1%4%3%1%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%29%24%25%22%53%47%61%14%21%4%31%43%26%33%38%22%8%9%29%24%29%
 
 
3Who is a better debater?
432 Who Watched First Two DebatesAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Mitt Romney50%53%47%51%54%46%49%52%47%58%35%40%**89%18%62%87%45%20%45%62%57%48%42%
Barack Obama43%43%43%44%38%48%42%42%45%35%58%58%**8%79%21%7%44%77%44%37%31%45%56%
Not Sure7%4%10%4%8%7%9%6%8%8%6%2%**3%3%17%5%11%3%11%2%12%7%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Who Watched First Two Debates100%51%49%30%23%25%22%53%47%61%15%22%3%30%44%25%33%36%23%6%10%29%24%30%
 
 
4Will tonight's moderator be fair to both candidates? Will tonight's moderator favor Obama? Or favor Romney?
500 Debate WatchersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Fair To Both50%53%47%42%53%47%59%47%53%50%45%60%**32%67%41%25%55%74%42%48%52%51%49%
Will Favor Obama32%33%31%39%34%27%26%37%27%33%29%31%**46%15%45%57%29%9%15%37%28%29%41%
Will Favor Romney2%2%3%1%3%4%2%2%3%2%4%2%**0%4%3%2%2%4%5%4%3%1%1%
Not Sure16%13%19%18%10%22%13%15%18%16%22%7%**22%15%11%16%14%13%37%12%17%18%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Debate Watchers100%48%52%29%24%25%22%53%47%61%14%21%4%31%43%26%33%38%22%8%9%29%24%29%
 
 
5What foreign issue are you most interested in hearing the candidates debate tonight? The attack in Libya? China's role in the world economy? Ending the American military role in Afghanistan? The conflict in Syria? Iran's nuclear program? Relations with Russia? Relations with Cuba? Or something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNorth WeNorth EaCentralSouth WeSouth Ea
Attack In Libya20%20%21%24%15%19%21%20%20%20%16%26%**36%9%20%44%11%5%19%43%18%12%22%
China's Role21%17%25%20%16%26%21%18%24%26%15%12%**29%14%23%23%29%11%8%16%27%27%16%
Role In Afghanistan35%36%34%36%50%30%25%42%28%26%44%50%**15%53%29%14%34%60%52%16%28%35%44%
Syria2%2%2%1%1%2%4%1%3%2%2%1%**2%1%2%2%2%0%8%0%2%1%1%
Iran's Program11%15%8%9%9%12%17%9%14%15%13%4%**10%11%14%11%14%11%9%5%14%13%11%
Russia0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%**0%0%1%1%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%
Cuba1%0%1%0%0%1%1%0%1%0%0%2%**1%0%1%1%1%0%1%2%0%0%1%
Other4%3%5%4%6%3%3%5%3%6%0%1%**3%5%5%3%5%5%2%0%7%4%4%
Not Sure5%6%5%6%2%7%6%4%6%4%10%4%**4%7%5%2%4%8%2%18%3%9%1%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%48%52%29%24%25%22%53%47%61%14%21%4%31%43%26%33%38%22%8%9%29%24%29%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.