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Americans Assess VP Debate

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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.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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