NEW YORK (AP) - The highly anticipated vice presidential debate is over and people around the country are mulling over the candidates' performances. And a couple of quick polls suggest Joe Biden pulled ahead. A CBS News/Knowledge Networks Poll of uncommitted voters who watched the debate says 46 percent thought Joe Biden won, with 21 percent siding with Sarah Palin. A CNN poll found respondents judging Biden the winner by a 51 percent to 39 percent margin. Still, network analysts say Palin stood strong. ABC analyst Donna Brazile said Palin passed an important test, because as she puts it, "there were no moose in the headlight moments." MSNBC's David Gregory said Biden decided he was not going to take Palin on directly, instead just talking about John McCain's record, even though she had challenged and mocked him. Most analysts agree that the debate won't be much of a game changer for either campaign.
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