Patch's Poll: As Tuesday's Presidential Debate Looms, Are You Still Undecided?

Analysts say there's a lot riding on the next presidential debate, especially for voters who haven't yet joined the Romney or Obama camps.

As President Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for their second debate at Hofstra University Tuesday night, anticipation is growing about how each candidate will perform after the swing of momentum following the Oct. 3 debate in Denver.

Regardless of the outcome, though, the debates increasingly matter only to those who haven't picked a side.

Polls by the Washington Post-ABC showed in late September that 12 percent of likely voters hadn't locked in their votes. The Washington Post also cites exit polling showing that in 2004 "11 percent of people said they made their mind up about which candidate to vote for in the final week before the election, while in 2008 10 percent said the same."

Are you still on the fence? Are you leaning one way but willing to be swayed, or just completely confused about which way to go? Or does it seem impossible to you that some people still haven't made up their minds?

Take our poll and tell us in the comments, and if you are undecided, take our quiz to find out which candidate is right for you.

Matt October 15, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Oh look, another useless poll designed to drive up Patch's advertising banner load hits.
Daria Novak October 16, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Matt, you also could look at it as Patch attempting to create a strong, online community of people willing to share their ideas in a 21st century version of a town crier, relating the news to all in earshot. If Patch makes money, then it is a double win. Success and prosperity are some of the positive characteristics that make this nation stand out among others in the world. We all are better for having a place to air our opinions and to learn from one another.
Progressive_thinker October 16, 2012 at 02:42 AM
I am voting a straight democratic ticket. Romney would abolish medicaid and medicare,{even though he will lie about this}, send the troops back to the middle east, therefore destroying the economic recovery which the Obama administration has created, abolish food stamps, and send women back to the era of coat hanger abortions. The republicans would also decimate the enviornment, create a cancer cluster on every corner, re-create a police state enviorment riddled with privacy in invasion, torture and fear, and finally, the republicans would gut the constitution.
Matt October 16, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Oh please. It's doing no such thing and you know it. Have you read any of the comments that these stupid polls and blogs generate, or do you only read your own? The only thing these generate is arguing, fighting, and name calling from one side of the isle to the other. Nobody is sharing ideas or creating a community. All it does is make everyone hate each other. Never before in the history of the internet has anyone had their political mindset changed by a discussion forum or comment roll.
DHHS CLASS OF 1971 October 16, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Hello Progressive_Thinker.......Did you know that your blog name is an oxymoron? Evidently you're intoxicated on the Democrat Kool-Aid which seems to be heavily laced with Lysergic acid diethylamide.......or perhaps you're just kidding us by demonstrating absurdity by being absurd? Speaking of the constitution......please view this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuCaWYvpVZg


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