Post-Debate Poll by CBS Shows Biden Coming Out on Top After Chaotic Presidential Debate

The first presidential debate was not much more than interruptions and bashing.

While some called the debate ugly, others flat out said it was a “sh*t show,” as CNN’s Dana Bash said. CNN’s Jake Tapper described it as “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside of a train wreck.”

Following the debate in Ohio, CBS News polled those who watched it. According to those polled, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden came out on top winning the debate. Biden clutched 48% while President Donald Trump garnered 41% in the poll and only 10% of respondents said it was a tie.

Many offered their thoughts on the debate, including former mayor of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg (D) who said, “America was the world’s leading democracy. Then this happened. Now what?”

Additionally, top Republican strategist Russ Schriefer said, “Seriously — if there weren’t any more debates, would that be a problem? Anyone served by this mess?”

CBS News also polled on the tone of the debate, to which 83% of respondents said it was negative while only 17% said it was positive.

The post-debate poll also found that majority of those polled who watched said the debate made them “annoyed.” Only 17% said they were “informed” following the first debate ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Many of those polled ahead of Tuesday night’s debate said that both Trump and Biden should explain their plans and inspire confidence more than showing “who he is” and avoiding mistakes.

During an interview on CNN, undecided Ohio voters chimed in with their thoughts after Tuesday’s debate. One voter said, “President Trump clearly has control issues. He couldn’t stop his anger.” Another voter said there was “too much going on” to hear Trump and Biden’s responses.

“It was like watching my own children having a disagreement at home,” a voter told the outlet.

Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris was asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if Biden “should participate in a second or third debate,” to which she responded, “Joe Biden’s never going to refuse to talk to the American people,” as IJR reported.


  1. “Trump behaved just like we knew he would.” ed

    I am confused, ed.

    Did you actually mean: “Trump behaved just like we hoped he would.”?

  2. What is not being widely discussed is that Dear Leader spent more than a minute of him telling his armed terrorist goons to go out and interfere with voting, and that he is already setting up the election as being fraudulent. He is already describing how there are already things that he will use to claim that the election is null and void.

    Dear Leader also claimed that wearing masks would kill more people than not wearing masks. Now, he MAY have misspoken, but the moderator never followed up, so who knows whether this idiot meant it or not?

    He and his royal chaos are DANGEROUS. He has no policy except chaos and diversion from the horrendous issues affecting us RIGHT NOW. 28,000 Disney employees will now lose whatever income they had, but they will ALSO lose whatever protections that their health insurance plan gave them. Rent evictions are going to continue. Unemployment insurance won’t last forever and this administration is not focused on helping people anyway.


    And Matt Gaetz is a tool.

  3. Ed, that you had a sitting president tell a white supremacist group to “stand by” rather than denounce is all that needs to be discussed. That was heard loud and clear – absolutely 0 way to misinterpret that.

  4. Trump behaved just like we knew he would. He’ll never change, and it will not be a big surprise if it costs him. The polling answers say more about the endless media attacts on Trump than on how both of them talked about or dodged the questions.

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