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Romney Wins Debate On Xbox Live

by Jim Reilly on Oct 05, 2012 at 07:55 AM

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was declared the winner of Wednesday night's debate with users watching through Xbox Live, according to data released by Microsoft.  The exact number of users who watched the debate through the app were not released, however, Microsoft said it's seen 10,000 users responding on daily polls and the number was much higher than that.

Below is the full list of stats released by Microsoft:

  • Romney was indeed a winner of Wednesday night’s debate with the Xbox Live audience, despite what some of the raw, real-time numbers might have shown. We asked 10 questions during the debate to gauge who won exchanges or segments, and we found that “undecideds” broke for Romney while Obama consistently lost support from his base.

    • 9 out of 10 times, Romney exceeded his baseline support.
    • 8 out of 10 times, Obama fell below his baseline support.
  • 88% of the respondents were likely voters and 69% engaged to the point of not only voting, but responding that they will definitely talk to their social network about their position on the election
  • Approximately 30% of participants self-identified as undecided or leaning toward a candidate (11% undecided and 17% leaners).
  • While we don’t release specific numbers for Xbox Live events, participation was strong and amazingly consistent throughout the entirety of the debate. We can tell you that we’ve seen approximately 10,000 users responding to the daily polls, and participation in this event far exceeded this number.