Obama beat Romney, voters say


US voters say that president Barack Obama performed better than Republican rival Mitt Romney by a substantial margin in their second debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released tonight.

Forty-eight per cent of registered voters gave the victory to Mr Obama, while 33 per cent say Mr Romney prevailed in the debate, the online poll found.

The poll reflects the broad consensus of debate observers who said Mr Obama's forceful approach gave him the upper hand over Mr Romney, who was widely seen as the victor in their first match-up on October 3rd.

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