Election debates’ expert international panel has awarded the first presidential debate to Barack Obama in a split decision.
Judges Ian Lising and Jason Jarvis gave the debate to Obama, while Ray D’Cruz gave the debate to McCain. All judges commented that it was a close debate.
Read the individual comments and scores of the judges below. To learn more about how our judges assess debates, read here.
Read the debate transcript here.
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