Microsoft confirmed a couple of days ago that it conducted a survey on the Xbox Live network just after the first presidential debate was over, but the company today released some very interesting statistics concerning users’ opinions.
Mitt Romney was indeed the clear winner of the debate, Xbox Live users said, and 88 percent of those included in the polls were “likely voters.”
“Romney was indeed a winner of last night’s debate with the Xbox Live audience, despite what some of the raw, real-time numbers might have shown. We asked 10 questions during the debate to gauge who won exchanges or segments, and we found that ‘undecideds’ broke for Romney while Obama consistently lost support from his base,” a Microsoft spokesperson told IGN
Unsurprisingly, 69 percent of those who participated in the survey admitted that they would discuss about their political decision on the election on their favorite social network (most likely Facebook).
Eleven percent of them revealed that they already have a favorite for the presidential race.
Microsoft has also created a dedicated website
for users who watch the presidential debates on the Xbox Live platform. All users who watch three of the four debates will get some free Halo 4 goodies, the company announced on the website.
“Be a part of history! Watch three of the four presidential and vice-presidential Election 2012 debates on Xbox LIVE and you'll get a free Halo 4 Warrior Armor outfit for your avatar,” Microsoft explained.
The next presidential debate will take place on October 16, 2012 and will address foreign and domestic policy issues.