Viewers were split on the tone of tonight’s debate. Nearly half (46%) saw tonight’s debate as positive, while 43% saw it as negative – which is still a marked difference from the first debate, which 83% of viewers considered negative, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll.

Three-quarters (75%) viewers believe that the moderator, NBC News journalist Kristen Welker, treated the candidates fairly, though 17% believe she favored Biden and one in 20 (5%) believe she favored Trump.

Nearly four in 10 (37%) say this debate made them feel optimistic, while 33% say it made them feel annoyed and 23% say it made them feel entertained.