Obama and Romney in lively second debate
Early polls suggest Barack Obama came out on top in a lively second presidential debate last night.
Mr Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed on tax, immigration and the death of the Libyan ambassador, in what was widely seen as a more positive performance from the president.
Mr Obama took exception to comments his Republican rival made about the US government’s handling of the death of the US ambassador in Benghazi.
“The suggestion that anybody on my team, whether it's a secretary of state, our UN ambassador, anybody on my team, would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, Governor, is offensive.”
However Mr Romney argued the president's policies on the Middle East was "unravelling", and also claimed that under his presidency the US could become energy independent.
A CNN poll found 46% thought Mr Obama had won, with 39% siding with Mr Romney.