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|The biggest deception of the debate clearly belonged to Paul Ryan when he talked about unemployment: "You know what the unemployment rate in Scranton is today?" he asked. "It's 10 percent. You know what it was the day you guys came in--8.5 percent. That's how it's going all around America." That's so flatly wrong I'm honestly surprised Ryan was willing to go there. The unemployment rate peaked at 10 percent in October 2009. Last month it was down to 7.8 percent. That's how it's going all around, and Ryan knows it.
A CBS flash poll of independents calls the debate 50 percent-31 percent for Biden. A CNN poll of all voters calls it 48-44 for Ryan.
Question: Was I the only one who found the following exchange at the end of the debate really off-putting?
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