No minds were probably changed among either party’s base. However, the same can probably be said about undecided voters. The debate was a free-for-all, and the moderator, Chris Wallace, quickly lost control and, at times, favored Biden.
Trump won the debate primarily because Biden refused to answer critical questions regarding stacking the court, Hunter Biden’s shady dealings (he flatly lied about Hunter Biden’s corruptive behavior with Russia,) his allegiance to the Green Deal, and Sander’s “Manifesto.”
Biden likely weakened his support among far-left backers when he refused to unequivocally support the Green Deal and the Biden/Sanders pact. Biden was shaken and unable to answer Trump’s question about any police support.
Calling the President a clown, liar, and racist did not help Biden. Trump defended his right and responsibility to appoint a Justice to the Supreme Court and aggressively attacked many of Biden’s failed ideas.
In short, Biden presented as a weak candidate for President and seemed to provide rehearsed answers. He lied about crucial issues. Trump was a tad aggressive, but that is his style.
Joe Biden (D) attempted to put some distance between himself and the radical left, effectively dissing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and dismissing his wing’s policy proposals — from the Green New Deal to Medicare for All — several times during the first presidential debate Tuesday evening.
“Many progressives reluctantly accepted Biden securing the Democrat nomination despite two far-left progressives — Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sanders, making headway throughout the process. During the primary, Sanders earned the endorsement of the far-left members of the “Squad,” such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who recently expressed hope that the radical left will be able to push Biden even farther to the left, should he take the presidency.” See breitbart.