89Hen wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:05 am
kalm wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:42 am
She just didn’t cover the spread.
Clever, but not the same.
I don't think who they thought was going to win tells you much. People have been expecting Harris to win a VP debate with Pence for a long time. I can remember that, when Biden was considering who to pick, there were reports that the Trump team was worried that if it was Harris she would beat Pence in the VP debate.
In the CNN poll, Independents thought Harris won by a 63% to 31% margin and moderates thought Harris won by a 68% to 28% margin.
There was a morning consult poll that was better for Pence. It had Pence winning among Independent respondents by 41% to 39%. But that's a "statistical tie." He lost among moderates by 52% to 34%. What's also interesting is that, in the Morning Consult poll, Harris inspired a lot more confidence among Democrats than Pence described among Republicans. Democrats thought Harris did better by 89% to 6%. Republicans thought Pence did better by 81% to 12%.
I think it is pretty clear that, in terms of perception, Harris won. You can argue that she shouldn't have and I wouldn't be able to disagree because I didn't watch it. But she won in terms of perception.