Paul, Obama Score Highest in MTV Debate

Huckabee and Clinton win fewest youth votes in 'instant' polling
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2008 9:59 PM CST
Supporters of Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul gather outside of MTV Studios on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 in New York. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama will join Republicans Mike Huckabee...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Four White House hopefuls were beamed in to MTV's "Closing Arguments" debate in New York tonight and one took first place in "instant" polling: Ron Paul. His stand for friendly foreign relations won over 73% of those polled, and roughly half promised him their vote. Barack Obama fared second-best with roughly 50/50 splits on issues from gay marriage to the draft, while Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee inspired fewest clicks among presumably young online voters.

Huckabee pushed his "fair tax" plan and joked that he was "Chuck Norris approved," but 54% of those polled vowed to vote for someone else. Hillary pushed her plan to make school loans more affordable, but 6 in 10 were skeptical or worse. "I don't know who's in the town hall tonight," she retorted, but whoever they were, two thirds promised to vote for another candidate.