NEW @CNN snap poll of debate watchers: who won the debate? Women
Harris - 69% (+39)
Pence - 30%
Men Harris - 48% (+2)
Pence - 46%
From the pandemic to healthcare to the supreme court to a fly, here are the key moments.
- US Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic VP nominee Kamala Harris faced off in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the first and only vice presidential debate. The 90-minute showdown took place under strict coronavirus rules, with candidates 12 feet apart and separated by a plexiglass barrier.
- Trump’s diagnosis with COVID-19 and the growing cluster at the White House has placed the pandemic front-and-centre of the debate. Other topics hotly contested include healthcare, the economy, law and order, and the future of the Supreme Court.
- Pence and Harris are running mates with two of the oldest men to make a tilt for the White House. Trump is 74 and Biden is 77. This puts a much sharper focus on Pence and Harris’ roles as the second in command.