PPP (I know) poll of independents: More likely to vote for Obama: 32 yes, 48 no. More likely to vote for Mitt: 47 yes, 35 no. BOOM.
— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) October 23, 2012
This is one of the most bizarre polls we’ve seen this campaign season.
Here are the cross-tabs for the “who won the debate” question, stratified by party ID:
You can see that Independents gave the win to President Obama by a margin of 55-40.
Now take a look at these cross-tabs showing how respondents answered when asked if the debate will affect their vote:
In other words, some of the Independents who said Obama won the debate also said they are more likely to vote for Romney as a result of the debate.
If that doesn’t make sense to you, join the club.