Idk it feels like people from gen x and above do put a lot of stock in the debates.
And with that said I feel like trump did pretty well this time in the eyes of the undecided, uninformed voter. He’s just a far better public speaker than Biden and it felt like there was a lot more conviction in what he was saying, even though what he was saying was garbage. Considering his campaign strategy seems to be “muddy the waters as much as possible with misinformation and conspiratorial garbage so people don’t know what to believe,” he definitely did just that. To those people, it probably looks like two corrupt politicians calling each other corrupt. Just like in the last debate, it looked like two people talking over each other even though it was almost entirely because of Trump.
I wish Biden had went harder on the Trump/Ukraine scandal, because it seems like a lot of undecideds and people that watch conservative media legitimately don’t even know why he was impeached. It’s honestly shocking how this is the hill conservatives are willing to die on considering, even if it’s true (which it doesn’t appear like it is), it wouldn’t be anywhere near as bad as what Trump did.