Republican Mitt Romney won Wednesday’s first presidential debate with President Barack Obama, according to a CNN/ORC International poll of registered voters who watched the nationally televised event.
Sixty-seven percent of those surveyed said Mr Romney fared better, compared with 25% for Mr Obama, according to results aired on CNN after the match concluded. Forty-six percent said they found Romney more likeable, compared with 45% for Mr Obama, CNN reported.
The CNN poll interviewed 430 Americans by telephone after the debate and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.
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