Did Donald Trump Sleep Last Night?
- Author: Douglas Reid Oct 01, 2016,
Oct 01, 2016, 6:58
Hillary Clinton has received a modest bounce in the first poll taken since her strong performance at the first presidential debate between her and Donald Trump.
Two reputable polls released Wednesday showed that respondents thought Hillary Clinton won Monday night's debate by a wide margin.
What nearly motivated Trump to air the Clintons' dirty laundry yet again was the former secretary of state's criticism of him for his insults of women, which she highlighted by noting his offensive remarks concerning former Venezuelan Miss Universe Alicia Machado, now a U.S. citizen, who won the 1996 pageant, which the magnate directed at the time.
Several senators were cagier in responding to questions about Trump and the debate, as reporters chased them around the Capitol Tuesday.
Trump said he won the debate, even though "I was holding back".
Obama said he was "admittedly biased" in favour of Clinton, whom he said is "well-prepared" and has the "right temperament for the job" of President, as well as being highly respected by everyone.
The conventional wisdom since Monday night among political nerds is that if Clinton doesn't get a bounce from what seemed like a clear win, she's in dire straits.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte pleased for Cesc Fabregas after brace sinks Leicester
Fabregas' former club Arsenal are up next in Saturday's London derby at the Emirates Stadium. Asked what Conte wants from him, Fabregas replied: "He speaks a lot.
National opinion polls have differed this year in how they measure support for Clinton and Trump.
Clinton tops Trump in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia in Public Policy Polling (PPP) surveys out Thursday.
What a different experience we would have had if the bi-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates had included Johnson, who is on the ballot in every state and the District of Columbia, and Stein, who is on the ballot in 44 states and in D.C.
Titusville resident Al Davis, a retired Navy master chief petty officer, said Trump was "on target" in his speech, which he felt wasn't as much the case in Monday's debate. Until then, though, it's high anxiety for Democrats: If other polls show Clinton failing to gain, it's panic time.
Miss Machado, a Venezuelan who became a USA citizen this year, apperared widely on American television describing how she had suffered eating disorders for five years after being "humiliated" by Mr Trump. In one conducted by Echelon Insights, a Republican-aligned analytics firm, 48% of voters declared Mrs Clinton the victor, compared with just 22% who favoured Mr Trump.
"This is where it all started", Trump said.
Like a lot of you, we at FiveThirtyEight are spending a lot of time refreshing our web browsers and Twitter feeds as we await new polls.
"Some of it was what I expected in that it was pretty harsh", he said.