After an hour of Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg debating whether or not Britain should leave the European Union almost 60 per cent of people polled by YouGov said they felt the Ukip leader had got the best of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Were they watching the same debate as me?
Mr Farage started well.
He was his usual nice-chap-down-the-pub self.
He was animated, funny, engaging and passionate - clearly relishing his chance to trade blows with one of the leaders of the established political class.
In short, he was up for it, like a non-league club in an FA Cup tie with one of the big boys.
In contrast Mr Clegg started slowly, appearing like a disinterested Arsenal away at Stoke.
The dynamic quickly changed.
On the safe ground of why the European Union is the worst thing in the world Mr Farage scored point after point, using his familiar and effective argument of money wasted and sovereignty lost.
But as the debate moved away from the banner issue and into the detail of what a departure from the EU might mean for the UK Mr Farage started to lose his way.
Mr Clegg’s approach remained the same from start to finish: Stay calm and bombard his opponent with his apparent kryptonite. Cold, hard facts.
The more numbers and cast iron examples Mr Clegg cited the more irate Mr Farage appeared to become.
For my money Mr Clegg made Mr Farage look a bit silly.
That was probably the intention.
But victory is relative and the likelihood that this bun fight actually changed the minds of any undecided voters is probably zero.
Mr Farage offered plenty for Eurosceptics to roar along to while Mr Clegg gave the “that’s why I’m in” crowd more than enough to agree with.
Everyone else probably wondered what all the shouting was about.