President Obama discussed his debate performance in a radio interview with Tom Joyner Wednesday morning, describing himself as "too polite" during his face-off with presidential contender Mitt Romney, the Huffington Post reported Wednesday.
The president likened the race to a seven-game series in basketball, in which his team lost the third game after winning the first too. "The good news is, is that's just the first one...And, you know, I think it's fair to say that we will see a little more activity at the next one," Obama said.
Romney has made gains in the polls since the debate last Wednesday, with some polls now showing him in the lead, according to Politico.
The president said that supporters should not be alarmed and that the race was always going to be close.
"As long as people stay focused we will win this thing," the president said.