2 out of 3 News Polls Call Debate for Ryan

CNN's poll of registered voters seems to be the most credible and it shows Ryan winning by a limited margin. CBS's poll is more dubious and shows Biden broadly winning. CNBC's webpoll is the most dubious of all and shows Ryan with a sizable lead.

How much credibility you assign to these things varies. CNN's poll of registered voters seems to be the most credible and it shows Ryan winning by a limited margin. CBS's poll is more dubious and shows Biden broadly winning. CNBC's webpoll is the most dubious of all and shows Ryan with a sizable lead.

I suspect the actual results will come down to emotional attitudes. This was a clash of personalities more than politics.

First up CNN with the more credible results.

CNN/ORC POLL October 3 DEBATE WATCHERS Who Was More Likeable? Ryan 53% Biden 43%

— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) October 12, 2012

CNN/ORC POLL October 3 DEBATE WATCHERS Who Was More In Touch With Problems of People Like You? Ryan 51%, Biden 44%

— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN) October 12, 2012

BREAKING: CNN-ORC post-debate poll of Registered Voters: 48% said Ryan won. 44% said Biden won. Sampling error: +-5%. #CNNDebate

— Sam Feist (@SamFeistCNN) October 12, 2012

Followed by CBS.

CBS News Poll of uncommitted voters: 50% pick Biden as winner. 31% say Ryan won. 19% feel the debate was a tie.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 12, 2012

This is is listed as a poll of uncommitted voters... in Danville, Kentucky. Kentucky is not exactly a swing state. It's solidly red. I'm sure the Obama team will find it useful to note that Biden's jackassery might play well there, but it's about as useful as... Biden.

Finally CNBC.

[POLL RESULTS] Who do you think won the VP Debate? Paul Ryan: 56%, Joe Biden: 36%, Neither: 8%. #CNBC2012

— CNBC (@CNBC) October 12, 2012

Overall it would seem that Ryan played better with informed voters. Certainly Biden won few fans outside the faithful, but his goal was to energize dispirited liberals, especially Chris Matthews, and in this he no doubt succeeded. And his antics will make Obama's rudeness seem more toned down by comparison.

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