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US President Barack Obama tried to steady panicking supporters, insisting he would win re-election despite a "bad night" in a first debate in which he had been "too polite" to Mitt Romney. 

US President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking during a campaign event October 9, in Columbus, Ohio. Obama tried to steady panicking supporters Wednesday, insisting he would win re-election despite a "bad night" in a first debate in which he had been "too polite" to Mitt Romney.

"I got this," Obama said in a radio interview and predicted that Democratic "hand wringing" over his limp performance, which precipitated a polling slump, would be a mere memory after his next clash with Romney on Tuesday.

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