Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Second Presidential Debate Live Stream Online Tonight

LONG ISLAND, New York -- Watch the second 2012 Presidential Debate live stream online tonight between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney which will take place at Hofstra University on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time  /  7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time  /  6 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.   
The second Presidential Debate 2012 is scheduled to last for 90 minutes.
The  second 2012 Presidential Debate live stream online will appear here 30 minutes before the debate begins tonight.

Viewers can comment below as the debate unfolds about what they think of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's debate performances, policies, and 'zingers.'

This is a foreign and domestic policy Presidential Debate in a town hall format.  This second 2012 Presidential Debate is moderated by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.

The Presidential Debate will air on PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN, and C-SPAN on television. Viewers can also watch the first Presidential Debate live online on YouTube, AOL, major network, and some network affiliate websites from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

Although the town hall Presidential Debate is taking place in New York, President Obama and Governor Romney will be answering questions with swing state voters in mind.   

In two crucial battleground states, Romney leads Obama 49.3% to 46.8 in Florida while Obama leads 48.3% to 46.1% in Ohio according to a Real Clear Politics poll of polls.  The narrow margin between these swing state means that both are still up for grabs within the next 3 weeks before Election Day.

Recent polls also show that Romney has momentum in the swing states of Nevada, Iowa, and Virginia.

Romney-Ryan ticket has not only closed the gap with Obama-Biden in the U.S., but has edged out a slight lead over the President.
In the U.S., Mitt Romney leads Barack Obama 48% to 47.3% according to recent Real Clear Politics average of polls.  This trend was echoed in a Gallup poll released on October 9, 2012 which has Romney leading 49% to 47% among likely voters.  A Pew Research poll released on October 8, 2012 found a much larger lead for Romney among likely voters, 49% to 45%.
Romney's lead occurred after he won the first Presidential Debate due to Obama's lackluster performance.  The recent polling trend has become important because not only has Obama's polling number fallen, but for the first time since the Democratic National Convention in August, Romney's polling numbers are rising significantly.  
This could indicate that Romney has gained his needed momentum in the Presidential race with only 3 weeks left until Election Day.
The pressure will be on President Obama to score some debate points to make up for his poor performance in the first debate.  This Presidential debate is the second in a series of three Presidential debates.