It’s always wise to be wary of instant reaction polls but tonight they’re all pointing to one conclusion: Nick Clegg won the first leaders’ debate.
Gordon Brown held his own tonight (there was no “car-crash moment”) so Labour will be disappointed that he’s a distant third in two of the three polls. But given how poor his personal ratings were to start with, that’s probably no surprise.
Here are the figures:
ComRes/ITV News poll: Who won the debate?
Which party leader would you say you trust most to make any necessary cuts to public services?
Which one of the three main parties do you think has the best policies on immigration?
Lib Dem 35%
Final Sky News poll
UPDATE: Clegg also leads in two more post-debate polls.