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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Debates deliver favorability edge to Romney; now above 50% in rating
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Here is a rundown after the third and final Presidential debate....

Transcript: Third presidential debate 

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Debates deliver favorability edge to Romney; now above 50% in rating

WT: The Republican presidential nominee has clearly benefited from the debates. He had a 44.5 percent favorability rating at the end of September, before the debates. But by Monday, when he and Mr. Obama faced off for the final debate of the campaign, Mr. Romney’s favorability average was up to 50.5 percent.

Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, said Mr. Romney’s favorability surge “really has been remarkable.”

“It was inevitable that Republicans were going to warm up to him once he became their nominee, but ever since his big victory in the first debate, his numbers with independents have improved a good deal as well,” he said. “We’re actually finding in our national tracking now that Romney’s favorability numbers are better than Obama‘s, which no one could have imagined six months ago.”

Mike McKenna, a Republican pollster, said Mr. Romney used the three 90-minute debates this month, with the largest national audiences he’s ever had, to humanize himself for voters who’d only seen snapshots in campaign commercials. news accounts and negative ads from the Obama campaign.

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Hawaii Republican Party Chairman David Chang's Statement on Monday Night's Debates

News Release from

Honolulu, Hawaii - Hawaii Republican Party Chairman David Chang issued the following statement regarding last night's Presidential, Senatorial, and Congressional Debates:

"After a marathon viewing of all three debates last night, it is clear that the Republican ticket for the upcoming election in the state of Hawaii is the epitome of measured and effective leadership."

"Governor Romney, Governor Lingle and former Congressman Djou all gave outstanding performances. Each candidate exemplified true leadership. With succinct answers, deliberate delivery and clear policies and plans to keep America strong, Governor Romney, Governor Lingle, and Congressmen Djou are proven leaders with the will to help re-build America

"With early and absentee voting already underway. it is imperative that we send sound and capable leaders to Washington DC. Governor Romney, Governor Lingle and Congressman Djou will bring the type leadership Hawaii and America need."



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