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Post Presidential Debate Research Study Results

National Study: Post Debate Research Study Results Reported

Flemington, NJ, October 15, 2008 – HCD Research has released the results of a study of 1402 voters conducted shortly after the conclusion of the 3rd Presidential Debate held at Hofstra University.

The study, which was hosted on the firm’s mediacurves.com web site, was conducted by HCD Research and the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion (MCIPO), among self-reported Republicans, Democrats and independents. Results of the study are also available on www.mediacurves.com

The study findings:

Who do you think won the presidential debate?

Barack Obama

John McCain

Undecided

Republicans

18%

70%

12%

Democrats

81%

10%

9%

Independents

60%

30%

10%

If the election were held today, who would you vote for?

Barack Obama

John McCain

Other Candidate

Undecided

Republicans

14%

78%

2%

7%

Democrats

84%

9%

1%

5%

Independents

59%

30%

1%

10%

Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.

The Media Curves web site provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans’ perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.

ENDS

HCD Research is a communications research company headquartered in Flemington, NJ. The company's services include traditional and web-based communications research. For additional information on HCD Research, access the company’s web site at www.hcdi.net or call HCD Research at 908-788-9393. Headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania, MCIPO is a respected source of public opinion data on local, state and national issues. For additional information on Muhlenberg College, go to wwwmuhlenberg.edu


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