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.