***2ND UPDATE: I’m now reading on Twitter that the AP poll mentioned in the update below is not real.
***UPDATE: According to Twitter, the Associated Press also has Ryan winning tonight by a spread of 51-43. I am looking for the link. That would be three polls showing him as the winner.
According to a tweet from CNBC’s verified Twitter account, an after-debate poll shows Ryan crushing Biden 56 – 36%
[POLL RESULTS] Who do you think won the VP Debate? Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI): 56%, Joe Biden: 36%, Neither: 8%. #CNBC2012
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 12, 2012
A CNN focus group of undecided likely voters split their votes evenly. 1/3rd Biden, 1/3rd Ryan, 1/3rd Undecided.
CNN just announced the results of their scientific post-debate poll. That also showed Ryan winning 48 – 44%.
Obama did such a lousy job last week that the fact Ryan beat a sitting vice president tonight and met the threshold of a potential president is almost an afterthought.
This is a huge win for the Romney campaign, and Biden’s behavior and gaffe about the consulate in Libya not asking for more security will all come back to haunt him.
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