According to those who watched on Xbox Live, former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won Wednesday night's debate, Microsoft announced in a statement today (via GameInformer).
Microsoft asked 10 questions of viewers during the debate to measure which candidate was winning specific sections. Based on the responses, undecided voters boosted Romney, whereas President Omama lost support from his base. Romney exceeded his baseline support nine out of 10 times, while Obama fell below his baseline support eight out of 10 times.
According to Microsoft, 88 percent of the respondents were likely voters, and 30 percent of the participants either identified themselves as undecided or leaning toward a candidate. Microsoft did not disclose the number of people who watched or responded, instead saying that it "far exceeded" the 10,000 users who respond to daily polls on the Election Hub.
The debate was available live on Xbox Live's Election Hub. Polygon spoke with representatives from Microsoft recently about the the service, which launched in late August offering news, polls, and livestreams of the debates.
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