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Trump Sees Post-Debate Surge in Latest Poll

While most critics believe that Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s presidential debate, Donald Trump is now leading the latest general election poll by the LA Times/USC Tracking.

Which presidential candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 47%
  • Hillary Clinton – 43%

The fact that Trump gained in the polls despite losing the debate shows that he can practically say anything and not feel the effects of it. In the debate, he lied, shamed women, slammed immigrants, and rambled like a madman for over an hour. Despite this, he continues to poll well and has even gained an early lead over Clinton in this post-debate poll.

Clinton had a good debate, but she didn’t press Trump hard enough on the major issues. If Trump rambled too much, Clinton was too cautious and ineffective at trying to call Trump out for his shenanigans.

There is good news in all of this though. If Trump behaves like he did on Monday night in the rest of the debates, he will find it difficult to appeal to undecided voters. Clinton can easily secure these votes by turning up the heat and fact-checking Trump on his various lies. She also deserves credit for pulling the Alicia Machado card, which the arrogant Trump doubled down on  instead of apologizing for them.

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