According to Bruce Kesler at Maggie’s Farm, “The CNN tracking of men and women Independents throughout the debate found women favoring Ryan over Biden.”
And what about gay male independents? Who did they prefer?
UPDATE: A conservative blogress found “Joe’s demeanor was nothing short of appalling“:
When one thinks of what a few gusty sighs did to Al Gore’s presidential aspirations, Biden’s debate performance should earn him deportation. He was by turns loud, obnoxious, condescending, and disrespectful. He smirked, giggled, sighed, and huffed his disbelief at everything Paul Ryan said. He also talked over at least half of Ryan’s answers. Thanks to Joe’s behavior, this was not a serious debate about substantive issues for the benefit of concerned citizens. This was a crude charade by a demagogue throwing red meat to his followers.
Read the whole thing.
UP-UPDATE: Seems a lot of folks found Biden condescending. Philip Klein contends that Biden fires up liberal base, but wonders if he turns off independents.
UP-UP-UPDATE: Paul Mirengoff watched the debate with his wife,
. . . who is neither a Republican nor a Democrat. She was appalled by Biden. A few times, she even told his TV image to shut up and let Ryan speak. I can’t ever remember my wife talking to the TV before – that’s my role in our house.
It wasn’t just Biden’s rudeness that my wife found off-putting. As the debate wore on, and Biden’s toothy grin was replaced by an ominous scowl, my wife said he was making her feel very nervous. Later, I saw that Ann Althouse had the same reaction. Biden, she said, “created this disturbing atmosphere of anxiety.” (the emphasis is Althouse’s).