Most vice presidential debates historically have not influenced the outcome of the presidential election. However, following Wednesday’s first presidential debate in which many analysts and the public declared Gov. Mitt Romney the victor, Thursday’s vice presidential debate has strong potential to sway undecided voters.
The most recent Pew Research Poll shows Romney with a 4-point lead ahead of President Barack Obama, the first time Romney has held a lead in the polls.
After the first debate on domestic policy, many resoundingly said that Romney had entered the debate with more vigor while President Obama lacked the passion and fervor that he is typically known for. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Romney gave a “masterful performance.” However, Obama still remained the clear winner amongst certain groups, like online gamers.
But how important is the vice presidential debate to you? What do you want to hear from both candidates?
Tell us in the comments: What do you think Vice President Joe Biden has to do to swing voters back toward President Obama? What does Congressman Paul Ryan have to do to keep momentum on Romney’s side?