CNN who won the debate? — Obama 58, McCain 31:
CBS who won the debate? — Obama 53, McCain 22:
McCain had some okay jabs at Obama that I think impressed some of the CNN panelists and, especially, got the conservative ones jazzed up. But he used a lot of right-wing echo-chamber jargon, never explaining what he meant about trial lawyers and scare-quote “health” and so forth. He doesn’t really speak to problems in people’s lives. Nobody’s laying in bed, nervous about their situation in life, pondering the threat of pork-barrel spending. It’s an issue purely for political insiders.