The final debate sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates had the smallest audience of the three debates this year according to Nielsen ratings, drawing an audience of 59.2 million views. By comparison 67.2 million people tuned into the first debate and 65.6 watched the second debate.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:59 am|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 23, 2012 10:12 am|
Obama currently holds a small lead in the swing state polls so any performance that was merely strong enough to prevent further slippage in the polls is a political victory for the Obama team. This debate was probably Romney’s last real chance to make big gains against Obama and he didn’t seem to capitalize on it.