President, Republican Nominee Get In Each Other’s Face Over Everything
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney engaged in a feisty debate at Hofstra University on Tuesday evening, with the candidates repeatedly interrupting each other and at certain points, attacking each other personally.
CBS News’ Scott Pelley called it “the most rancorous presidential debate ever,” with the candidates turning each question from the audience into an attack on the other.
“We were worried that Candy Crowley was going to have to get between the two men,” said CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell.
In a CBS News Instant Poll of uncommitted voters, 37 percent said President Obama won the second presidential debate, 30 percent said Romney won, while 33 percent called it a tie.