Political pundits are weighing in on the third and final U.S. presidential debate, which was held Monday night.

A CNN poll done right after the debate gave the edge to President Barack Obama over Republican rival Mitt Romney, with 48 per cent of voters believing the president persevered.

This also means Obama won two out of the three debates.

“The president certainly drove this debate. He was much more confident, he was more commanding,” CNN political analyst Ron Brownstein said.

Meanwhile, Twitter reported around 6.5-million tweets during this debate — 3.5-million fewer Tweets compared to the first presidential face-off.

However, tweets peaked at 105,767 per minute when Obama said “fewer horses and bayonets” comment, in his criticism of Romney’s foreign policy strategy on the Middle East.