The CNN instant poll found 59 percent of respondents thought Ms Harris had won the debate versus 38 percent for Mr Pence.
The two clashed over Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, policing and racial justice and the economy.
Mr Pence aggressively attacked the suggestion American policing is institutionally racist.
He said: “This idea that America is systemically racist, that there’s implicit bias in law enforcement, is a great insult to the men and women who work in law enforcement.”
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