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What Effect did the First Debate Have Overall on Voters?


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However, the company never polled anyone about the outcome of the debate.

“Hillary and Bill sold out our country”, she said to boos, “and they pocketed the money for their foundation”.

A slow demise for the third party candidates?

Trump has consistently boasted of his support among evangelical Republican voters and it’s nothing new for him to poll his crowds.

Whether Clinton’s advantage in the debate has given her a boost in the race won’t be known for sure for a few more days.

Throughout his outsider presidential bid, Trump has refused to deviate from a strategy hinged on an ambitious travel schedule packed with massive rallies that draw overwhelmingly white crowds. That finding was echoed by top Republican strategists, presidential historians and pollsters surveyed by NJ Advance Media on Monday. The senator said he has no plans to change his debate strategy against Pence after watching Clinton and Trump spar.

The earliest indication, from Morning Consult, is that the election’s in play.

Narrowing the focus to likely voters who watched the debate, Clinton led Trump 44 percent to 39 percent. It told Americans something that most probably already knew: The former senator and secretary of state is supremely competent. Forty-nine percent said that Clinton is while 46% said no, and 33% said yes for Donald Trump compared to 62% saying no. A fake poll that sources to an ABC spoof site will lead to the same conclusion (and put Clinton in 4th place).

Clinton has mostly led Trump in the poll this year, and her level of support has been 4-5 percentage points higher than Trump’s in each of the last four weeks. “And Hillary is as prepared to be president as any candidate I’ve seen – in over 99 years I’ve seen a lot of them”.

“As most of the publications themselves clearly state, the sample obviously can’t be representative of the electorate because they only reflect the views of those Internet users who have chosen to participate”. Nine percent is quite a variable when the candidates are hovering at around 40 percent apiece.

But Trump gave Clinton a number of openings with his debate performance, and she has hammered him over his assertion Monday that not paying federal income tax “makes me smart”. There’s no evidence of a Clinton bounce there – yet. But then he dug deeper the next day – extending the controversy over what was one of his most negative debate night moments. In fact, according to one Twitter pal, that may be what’s happening.

“I helped somebody and this is what you get for helping somebody”, Trump told Fox on Wednesday.