The barbs over foreign policy have been traded, the horses and bayonets memes have galloped across the internet, and the polls say President Barack Obama won the third and final debate against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
According to a poll conducted by CBS News immediately after the debate, 53 per cent of undecided voters said Obama had the win and 23 per cent said the win went to Romney. A high number of the 521 voters polled, however, said the debate was split, with 24 per cent of respondents calling it a tie.
Over at CNN, post-debate polling showed a tighter margin of victory for the president, with 48 per cent of respondents giving Obama a win and 40 per cent saying Romney came out on top. CNN’s poll also noted a gender gap, saying women rated Obama’s debate performance more favourably than they rated Romney’s.