Biden's attacks on Trump, though, resonated as more relevant, with 73% rating them as "fair", and just 26% saying the opposite.
In the final section of the debate on climate change, Biden possibly made a mistake in giving such emphasis to policies that would gradually transition away from the oil and gas industry (which needs to be done, but is a sore point for voters in some important swing states) and the Trump campaign is sure to seize on those statements over the next few days.
"He's quit on America".
In their final head-to-head confrontation before the November 3 election - their final chance to have the entire country's ears at one moment before all the votes are cast, their last opportunity to distill their case before a nationwide audience - the closing arguments of President Donald Trump and former vice-president Joe Biden didn't remotely measure up. I'm going to do this.
The coronavirus dominated the opening minutes of the Trump-Biden face-off in Nashville with President Trump terming the contagion a "worldwide problem".
"Normal life will fully resume".
With two weeks until the election's conclusion, the night at Belmont University in Nashville began with a battle over the President's handling of the pandemic, which has killed more than 225,000 Americans and cost millions of jobs. More than 60 students and staff participated.
Although Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the historic agreement on June 1, 2017, the process began after nearly two and a half years in 2019 with the formal notification and the United States will be out of the pact on November 4, 2020. This could probably turn out in his favor, as the election contest gets much tighter in some battleground states where the votes will likely be decided.
Trump defended his approach to the outbreak and said the country could not afford to close businesses again, even amid fresh surges. "I think you owe an explanation to the American people", Trump told Biden.
Trump, whose instinct remains to run as an outsider, portrayed Biden as a career politician whose almost 50-year record was insubstantial. This is a massive country with a massive economy.
In the October 5 Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, Biden was backed by 50 per cent of the registered voters, while Trump support was unchanged at 45 per cent. Voters have been stable in their outlooks; more than two-thirds of those who know how they will vote decided more than a half-year ago, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released hours before the debate, with another 20 per cent saying that they decided in the last six months. "His buddy, who's a thug", Biden said, arguing that Trump's summit with Kim "legitimized" a U.S. adversary and potential nuclear threat. Both candidates were far more cordial, at least for the first half of the debate.
VERDICT: FALSE. The "centerpiece" of Trump's coronavirus relief effort was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provided forgivable loans to millions of small businesses across the United States.
More than 46 million Americans had cast ballots by the time the debate started.
But on the whole, voters at home got something they didn't get on September 29: a debate.
Last year, Trump shifted his permanent residence and voter registration from NY to Florida, a decisive state for his re-election, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday citing a Reuters report as saying. There was Johnnie Cochran in the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson, citing the size XL Artis Light black glove found at the crime site, arguing that "if it doesn't fit, you must acquit". "Everything's up from 2016".