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How The Debate Played on Today's Front Pages
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Oct. 17 2012 9:57 AM

How Last Night's Debate Played on Today's Front Pages

As we explained late last night, the insta-polls and the pundits saw a tight contest on the Long Island stage on Tuesday, but one that was won narrowly by President Obama. Given the lack of a clear-cut win, however, it should come as little surprise that a quick scan of the morning's front pages show the nation's headline writers and art teams focused on the on-stage clash and largely left the who-won question to the domain of the cable news talking heads (as most papers had likewise done following the previous two debates).

Josh Voorhees Josh Voorhees

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

Here's a small sampling from those states currently seen as toss-ups by Real Clear Politics (screenshots via the Newseum, which has plenty more for you to look at here):


Denver Post:


Tampa Bay Times:


Des Moines Register:


Detroit News:


Las Vegas Review-Journal:


New Hampshire Union-Leader:


Charlotte Observer:


Cleveland Plain Dealer:


Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:


Richmond Times-Dispatch:


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:




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