SNAP POLL: "tie"
CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll of 514 registered voters immediately following the debate -- +/1 4% -- put 47% saying JF Kerry won the debate 45% for Bush.
On the economy, it was tied at 49%.
On Iraq, Bush led: 53% to 46%.
On the broader war on terror, Bush led: 56% - 39%.
The sample was 38% Republican, 32% Democrat, and 30% indie.
CNN called it a tie. So did the Xinhua wire out of the People's Republic of China.
For what the snap poll was worth, which is very little, it indicated that the President won the debate. (JF didn't win even the economy, his "strong suit.")