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HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) speaks as U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University October 16, 2012 in Hempstead, New York. During the second of three presidential debates, the candidates fielded questions from audience members on a wide variety of issues.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 16: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) speaks as U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question during a town hall style debate at Hofstra University October 16, 2012 in Hempstead, New York. During the second of three presidential debates, the candidates fielded questions from audience members on a wide variety of issues. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)  

Facebook users talking less about second presidential debate than first

The conversation on Facebook surrounding the presidential debate on Tuesday evening inspired less discussion among U.S. users than the first presidential debate.

The buzz around the conversation was assessed by Facebook’s Talk Meter on a scale of 1-10.

“Last night’s debate earned a 7.63 (out of 10) and President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney‘s first encounter in Denver weighed in at 8.18,” said the Facebook Politics team.

The economy also rated the highest among the topics up for discussion at 6.2, with George Bush coming in second at 5.18.

The terrorist attack upon the U.S. embassy on Sept. 11 — which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens — was the third most talked about subject surrounding the debate.

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