The debate was filled with both candidates interrupting and talking over one another, even as they addressed topics ranging from the Supreme Court vacancy to handling the COVID-19 pandemic. More than four in five (83%) likely voters who watched the debate describe its overall tone as negative.

More than two-thirds (69%) of likely voters who tuned into the broadcast say it left them feeling annoyed — though, about three in 10 (31%) found it entertaining. Voters are split between whether the debate left them feeling more pessimistic (19%) or optimistic (18%), but just 17% said the exchange left them feeling informed.