2016 US Elections - Who Won The First Presidential Debate? (September 29)

While Hillary Clinton is something of a consensus winner of Monday’s debate, it hasn’t really impacted the race. She led going into the debates, did well, and leads coming out.

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  • Chris Jackson Public Affairs, US
  • Clifford Young Country Service Line Leader, Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Marketing & Communications Director, NA
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Debate Special Wrap-Up

More likely voters say that Hillary Clinton won the first presidential debate, with 48% saying Clinton did a better job to 23% saying Donald Trump did better.

  • However, the debate has not radically altered perceptions of either candidate. 53% of likely voters say it did not change their perceptions of Clinton and 56% said it did not change their perception of Trump.

 

Nationally, the debate has not significantly altered Clinton or Trump’s poll standings. Clinton still holds a small lead over Trump, now at +4 among likely voters.

2016_09_28 US debate results

 

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters September 27- 28, 2016. For the survey, a sample of 2,036 Americans ages 18+ were interviewed online. 

The author(s)

  • Chris Jackson Public Affairs, US
  • Clifford Young Country Service Line Leader, Public Affairs, US
  • Julia Clark Marketing & Communications Director, NA

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