A combative debate Thursday between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan came down to the issue of trust.
Ryan repeatedly criticized the Obama administration as taking the nation in the wrong direction by hindering economic recovery and weakening its influence around the world. Biden called several of Ryan's remarks "malarkey" and challenged Americans to trust their common sense when judging proposals by the Republican challengers.
Forty-eight percent of registered voters who were watching the debate say Ryan won, while 44% say Biden won, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll. The sampling error was +/- 5%.
Tonight marked the only 2012 vice presidential debate. President Obama and Mitt Romney face off in their second debate on Tuesday at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley will moderate the event.
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