CNN Poll: 46% Say Obama Won Debate, 39% Say Romney

By Staff | October 17, 2012 | 9:55 AM EDT

President Barack Obama during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

( - A CNN poll of registered voters who watched Tuesday night's debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney showed that 46 percent said that Obama won and 39 percent said that Romney won.

The poll surveyed 457 registered voters, of whom 33 percent were Democrats and 33 percent were Republicans. It had a margin of error if +/-4.5 percentage points.

A similar CNN poll after the Oct. 4 debate between Obama and Romney showed that 67 percent thought that Romney won that debate and 25 percent thought that Obama did.