Host Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the political impact of the last debate and unpack the latest poll numbers in the presidential race.
A Reuters/IPSOS poll found 48 percent of registered voters thought the President won the debate. Thirty-three percent named Governor Romney victor. And a CNN poll of voters who watched the debate found nearly identical numbers.
Steve Inskeep talks to two commentators from either side of the political divide about Tuesday night's presidential debate. Liberal Jonathan Chait is with New York Magazine and conservative Jonah Goldberg is editor at large for National Review Online.
The president's improved performance last night doesn't eradicate the damage from the Oct. 3 debate. Only one chance remains to do so before Election Day, so the pressure that animated the Hofstra debate will be all the greater in Monday's finale in Florida.
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