Will the VP Debate Be a Game Changer?

Analysts say that Joe Biden’s and Paul Ryan’s performances in Thursday’s debate could affect the presidential candidates’ poll numbers.

Most vice presidential debates historically have not influenced the outcome of the presidential election. However, following Wednesday’s first presidential debate in which many analysts and the public declared Gov. Mitt Romney the victor, Thursday’s vice presidential debate has strong potential to sway undecided voters.

The most recent Pew Research Poll shows Romney with a 4-point lead ahead of President Barack Obama, the first time Romney has held a lead in the polls.

After the first debate on domestic policy, many resoundingly said that Romney had entered the debate with more vigor while President Obama lacked the passion and fervor that he is typically known for. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Romney gave a “masterful performance.” However, Obama still remained the clear winner amongst certain groups, like online gamers. 

Political experts have been giving tips to both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan on how to win the debate, and other media have been telling the public what to watch for in the debate.

But how important is the vice presidential debate to you? What do you want to hear from both candidates?

Tell us in the comments: What do you think Vice President Joe Biden has to do to swing voters back toward President Obama? What does Congressman Paul Ryan have to do to keep momentum on Romney’s side? 

Man U October 12, 2012 at 02:14 AM
The state our country is no laughing matter Mr. Biden. This coming from a fellow Democrat. Ryan seems wise and strong beyond his years I give him some credit.


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