Welcome to the US election round up on the morning after a debate – described by one veteran observer as “immeasurably the best” in US history, where President Barack Obama was seen to have rediscovered his combative style, but Mitt Romney stood his ground against a flurry of rhetorical punches.
According to the Financial Times, the first post-debate polls showed Mr Obama as the perceived victor, just. A CBS poll reported that 37 per cent of respondents said Mr Obama won, while 30 per cent said Mr Romney did. A CNN survey said 46 per cent of those asked thought Mr Obama won, while 39 per cent said Mr Romney won the clash held in a town hall format at Hofstra University in New York state. Read more