“The complaint about Kamala Harris was that she was abrasive and condescending. The complaint about Mike Pence was that he was too tired, but vice presidential, or presidential.”
“If this is a battle over style and substance, which is often the case with undecided voters, because they simply do not choose on policy, they also choose on persona, this was Mike Pence’s night,” Luntz said.
“I want to emphasize it’s not that Pence did so well, because they felt both candidates were not answering the questions as well as they would have liked,” he continued. “They were more upset with Kamala Harris’s reactions to Pence — the smiling, the smirking, the scowling. They were angrier at that then they were that Mike Pence went over his time in almost every debate.”