According to one CNN poll taken after the debate, President Obama won with a six point lead over Mitt Romney -- 55 to 49 percent.
The candidates shared a number of heated exchanges over economic, energy and foreign policy.
"Sometimes the candidates don't try to make their positions clear and try to move to the middle. There was none of that last night," said Mike Wolf of IPFW's center for Indiana Politics on Wednesday. " Both sides were clear. Both sides disagreed on big issues that were asked by interested Americans and so it was pretty clear where they stand and what they're doing."
Despite winning overall, Mitt Romney may have scored a win on the economy. A CBS post-debate poll questioned voters on how well they thought each candidate would do on the economy if elected. Governor Romney won by a 31 point margin.