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Chris Matthews Gets Pumped Up About 'Clear Victory' for Joe Biden in Debate -- Poll Tells a Different Story


"He did what he had to do."

MSNBC's Chris Matthews made headlines when he had an on-air meltdown following President Barack Obama's poor performance in the first presidential debate last week. This week, he was fired up for a different reason – he thinks Vice President Joe Biden won the vice presidential debate in a landslide.

"On the big issues that matter to the people, clear victory to Joe Biden. And that's why I give it to him. He did what he had to do," Mathews said.

Here's the Matthews scorecard:

"On Benghazi, I give that Ryan.

On economics, I give it a draw.

On medicare, all Biden.

On tax fairness, all Biden.

On Afghanistan, another draw.

On Syria, another draw.

Abortion, all Biden.

On the closing, I draw that evening."

"A clear victory for Joe Biden," Matthews added.

Watch the clip via MSNBC/Mediaite here:

Meanwhile, a CNN poll shows 48 percent of people who watched the debate thought Ryan won the debate compared to 44 percent who think Biden won. From CNN:

Forty-eight percent of voters who watched the vice presidential debate think that Rep. Paul Ryan won the showdown, according to a CNN/ORC International nationwide poll conducted right after Thursday night's faceoff. Forty-four percent say that Vice President Joe Biden was victorious. The Republican running mate's four point advantage among a debate audience that was more Republican than the country as a whole is within the survey's sampling error.

Additionally, a number of political pundits slammed Biden for being disrespectful during the debate. The vice president was seen smiling, laughing and interrupting throughout the night while Ryan tried to talk.

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said his behavior was "unprecedented" in presidential and vice presidential debates. Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer said Biden was "hugely condescending."

Twitter also exploded with criticism for Biden's rude attitude towards Ryan.

RNC Chair Reince Priebus told Fox News on Thursday that they counted 82 times that Biden interrupted Paul Ryan.

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