SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Which candidate do you think won the second presidential debate? Was it President Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney?
ABC 4 tuned to political expert University of Utah political science professor Tim Chambless who works at the Hinckley Institute of Politics to get his answer.
He says Mr. Obama won, "On style in terms of energy. In terms of assertiveness I would much more tilt it towards the President. This was a different President than the one we saw in the first Presidential debate," Chambless said.
ABC 4 asked Chambless about Mr. Obama's strongest point. "He appealed to the middle class. The vast majority of Americans are middle class...he spoke both in terms of the working class, but also to young working professionals," said Chambless.
Chambless says Romney's approach was different. "When he spoke about the economy and jobs and talked about the last four years the approval was about 18 percentage points higher than it was for President Obama," Chambless said.
Two very strong and qualified candidates who are fighting for one position. Watchers gave both candidates the most negative feedback when they became argumentative and refused to answer questions.
The next debate is Monday.