I'm not going to venture an opinion on who won, because I'm always wrong, but my main thought is that this wasn't a "game changer," so, as the polls are likely to be the same tomorrow, I'll say Obama wins.
Brokaw was a clear joke.
Oh, and "that one"....?
I'll link the snap polls and other details here as they come in.
CNN poll: "Who did the best job in the debate?" Obama 54/30.
On favorable/unfavorable, Obama came out 64 favorable/34 unfavorable, +8 from before the debate. McCain was exactly the same before and after at 51/48. (That's a big favorables gap.)
Who would better handle Iraq? Obama 41, McCain 47.
The economy, Obama 59, 37
The financial crisis, Obama 57, 36
CBS snap poll: Uncommitted voters. Obama won 39. McCain won 27. Draw 25.
"After the debate, 68 percent of uncommitted voters said that they think Obama will make the right decisions on the economy, compared to 54 percent who said that before the debate. Fewer thought McCain would do so – 49 percent after the debate, and 41 percent before"
So, whether you think he won or not, Obama got his message out and got high ratings on the economy, favorables, and tied on Iraq. That's an Obama win.