I thought Sarah Palin did okie-dokie tonight and Joe Biden didn't make any major gaffes, so maybe "tie goes to the challenger." But on Fox News, pollster Frank Luntz had a large focus group of undecided voters in St. Louis and they were effusive in praise for Governor Palin. I think the main difference is that Sarah manages to connect on a more personal level.
Sarah Palin wandered off topic at times, coming back to energy once too often. But Biden lapsed into Senate-speak in a way that seems disingenuous and I'm pretty sure he fudged the facts on some Senate votes. We'll see what Factcheck says about the debate tomorrow.
Extra – Andrew Sullivan said what?
More – Ace has the transcript of the Luntz group.
And this – Ann Althouse liveblogged along with Betsy and Q&O. Good night!