US Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama
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First US presidential debate in full

4 October 2012 Last updated at 16:52 BST

US Republican candidate Mitt Romney won the first of three televised debates with President Barack Obama, polls and analysts say.

The 90-minute duel centred on taxes, the deficit and healthcare, polls gave Mr Romney a 46-67% margin with Mr Obama trailing with 22-25%.

Commentators said Mr Romney appeared in command while Mr Obama was hesitant.