Guidelines

Who was the winner of the final debate?

Who was the winner of the final debate?

Younger voters broadly saw Biden as the winner, 66%, to 27% for Trump among those under age 45. Biden’s margin over Trump in this post-debate poll is just 1 point wider than Clinton’s win over Trump in a poll of viewers of the final debate in 2016.

Where did the data for the debate come from?

All the data presented here comes from polling done by Ipsos for FiveThirtyEight, using Ipsos’s KnowledgePanel, a probability-based online panel that is recruited to be representative of the U.S. population. For this study, the same group of respondents is interviewed before and after the debate to track whether and how their answers changed.

What was the margin of error for the debate?

More on the poll: The CNN post-debate poll was conducted by SSRS by telephone and includes interviews with 585 registered voters who watched the Oct. 22 presidential debate. Results among debate-watchers have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5.7 percentage points.

How many people watched the debate on FiveThirtyEight?

Of those respondents, 1,337 watched some or all of the debate. All Wave 2 respondents were weighted to the same general population benchmarks as Wave 1. Related Stories Comments Get more FiveThirtyEight

Who are the CNN contributors for the debate?

Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor, is a former special assistant to President George W. Bush and a former campaign adviser to Sen. Mitch McConnell. He is a partner at RunSwitch Public Relations in Louisville, Kentucky. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenningsKY. The mute button worked — and Americans won.

What was the point of the VP debate?

Ah, it was nice to be back in 2012…if only for a night. The vice presidential debate was substantive on issues ranging from China to fracking to tax policy. It was unquestionably a face-off between two polished, long serving politicians trading barbs in the cadence of Washington.