After Tuesday’s night only vice-presidential debate of the 2016 election that saw 90 minutes marred with interruptions and bitter accusations from Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Indiana Governor Mike Pence emerged as the victor according to a CNN poll.
In the CNN/ORC flash poll conducted immediately after the Vice Presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville Virginia, 48 percent of those who watched said Pence won, while 42 percent believe that Kaine won.
Regarding expectation game, 67 percent said Pence easily won the exceeded expectation during the 90 minute no commercial showdown. Just 38 percent believe that Kaine outperformed expectations.
Only 14 percent believe that Pence underwhelmed performed than expected compared to 43 percent who believe Kaine did worse than expected.
As for whether the VP debate had an impact on who they would more likely vote for, 29 percent said they would now for Donald Trump compare to just 18 percent who would vote for Hillary Clinton. 53 percent said the VP debate had little impact.
The CNN/ORC poll interviewed 472 registered Virginia voters who watched the debate. According to CNN, the sample of the debate-watchers broke down to 41 percent registered Democrats and 30 percent were Republicans.2016 Presidential RaceMike PenceTim KaineVP Debate