Unlike the first presidential face-off, opinions on the single debate between Vice President Biden and Paul Ryan are split. In a CNN snap poll of registered voters, 48 percent of respondents said Ryan won; 44 percent chose Biden. CBS' snap poll of only undecided voters has Biden with 50 percent and Ryan with 31.
Unlike last week ... Reps think Ryan won. Dems think Biden won. All is well in the political universe.
— Jim Heath (@JimHeath10TV) October 12, 2012
Rand Paul in the spin room: "I didn't think there was a clear knock out victory for either side" #debates
— Michael Falcone (@michaelpfalcone) October 12, 2012
CNN says among undecideds, it's a dead heat. 1/3 say Biden won, 1/3 say Ryan, 1/3 neither/both. #VPdebate
— Liz Mair (@LizMair) October 12, 2012
So what do you think? Here's the transcript and our fact-checks. WonkBlog footnoted the debate here. Bob Kaiser will hold a discussion of the debate at noon tomorrow; his quick take is that both candidates were "excellent ... in their very different ways." The Fix says Biden won the last 15 minutes but lost the first 75; Ryan didn't win or lose.