Who Won The VP Debate? Pundits Weigh In on Pence and Kaine

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When it comes to independent voters, some of Sen. Tim Kaine's lines came across as "scripted" talking points, language strategist Lee Carter said on Fox & Friends today.

Speaking with Ainsley Earhardt at Longwood University, the site of last night's VP debate, Carter showed us how voters reacted on the dials. 

Overall, Carter said that Pence was the winner because Kaine's lines seemed rehearsed to voters. The blue line represents the reaction of Democrats, red for Republicans and yellow for independents, which Carter said is the most important reaction to watch.

Carter said voters who reacted negatively called out Kaine for reciting an "alphabet soup" of talking points.

The dials also tanked for Kaine among independents when he rattled off a list of offensive comments by Donald Trump, including referring to Mexicans as "rapists and criminals" and calling women "pigs, slobs, dogs, disgusting."

Kaine accused Trump of running an "insult-driven" campaign.

Carter said that voters saw it as "cherry-picked" and "out of context" with what was being discussed in the debate.

The dials then shot up among independents when Gov. Mike Pence responded by calling out Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comment. 

Watch the full analysis above and don't miss the second presidential debate between Trump and Clinton on Sunday at 9:00pm ET on Fox News Channel!


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