Polls: No Winner Yet in VP Debate

    DANVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 11:  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) speaks as Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) listens during the vice presidential debate as moderator Martha Raddatz looks on at Centre College October 11, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky.  This is the second of four debates during the presidential election season and the only debate between the vice presidential candidates before the closely-contested election November 6.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    Malarkey aside, who was the winner of Thursday night’s vice presidential debate? CNN’s early poll results had respondents split down the middle, with 48 percent saying Paul Ryan won the debate and 44 percent backing Vice President Biden—but the debate audience was more Republican than the country as a whole. According to Reuters, the two men fought to a draw and a tie always goes to the incumbent. According to a CBS News poll of uncommitted voters, 50 percent thought Biden won, 31 percent thought Ryan was the victor, while 19 percent thought it was a tie. Pundits agreed that Biden managed to put an end to the Obama campaign’s terrible week while also energizing Democrats.

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