Sen. Kamala Harris soundly defeated Vice President Mike Pence in CNN’s instant poll on the 2020 vice presidential debate, besting him by 21 percentage points, 59% to 38%.
The snap poll of debate watchers came just over an hour past the end of the 90-minute debate on Wednesday and continued the Democratic ticket’s success from the first presidential debate, which CNN’s poll found Joe Biden won handily, 60% to 28%.
Back in 2016, Pence edged then-vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, 48% to 42%, in that election cycle’s lone VP debate.
Speaking with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, network analyst David Chalian explained that the poll only sampled those who watched the debate and not the general public.
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