UPDATED WITH NEAR-FINAL NUMBERS CBS News and Knowledge Networks
conducted a nationally representative poll of approximately 500
uncommitted voters reacting to the debate in the minutes after it
Thirty-nine percent of uncommitted voters who watched the debate
tonight thought Barack Obama was the winner. Twenty-five percent
thought John McCain won. Thirty-six percent saw it as a draw.
Forty-six percent of uncommitted voters said their opinion of Obama
got better tonight. Thirty-one percent said their opinion of McCain got
Sixty-six percent of uncommitted voters think Obama would make the
right decisions about the economy. Forty-four percent think McCain
Forty-eight percent of these voters think Obama would make the
right decisions about Iraq. Fifty-eight percent think McCain would.