I’d probably give the edge to Kerry. He’s finally decided on a steady position for the last week or so and maintained it in the debate and admitted to making an error in his “voted for voted against...” statement. The edge goes to Kerry because he is more articulate and managed not to appear pompous. Kerry did wander off topic and inject other issues, against the rules, while Bush did not. I don’t think the average person would notice. Otherwise both were on message. Although I give the edge to Kerry, I don’t think he can expect more than a few (3) points gain in the polls. He probably did well enough to ward off most of the criticism from his own party.