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Majority of Voters Say Clinton Won the Debate: Poll

Though voters agreed Clinton was the clear victor, a majority of voters overall said their opinions of either candidate did not change as a result of the debate



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    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y.

    A majority (52 percent) of voters who followed the first presidential debate said Hillary Clinton won, according to an NBC News/Survey Monkey post-debate poll.

    Twenty-one percent of those polled thought Trump was the winner, while 26 percent said neither candidate emerged victorious.

    Fifty percent of Democrats said their impression of Clinton changed for the better after watching the debate. About a quarter of Republicans polled said their impression of Trump changed positively.

    Thirty percent of women polled, regardless of party affiliation, said their opinion of Clinton improved after the debate, while just 11 percent of women overall said their opinion of Trump changed for the better.

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    The first face-off of the 2016 presidential election cycle broke debate viewership records and about three-quarters of respondents said they watched the debate live.