There are early signs that Hillary Clinton
may just have edged out Donald Trump following the Presidential debate as a CNN/ORC snap poll said 62 per cent of respondents felt Clinton won and 27 per cent believed Trump was the winner.
In a similar vein, investors awarded the debate to Clinton also, as Asian shares recovered from an early bout of nerves while the Mexican peso surged on Tuesday.
The chances of Clinton in the forthcoming Presidential elections scheduled for November 8th also showed that the Democratic nominee also improved on online betting markets.
The high-point of the debate saw Clinton accusing Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance, putting him on the defensive during a debate that a snap poll said boosted her White House chances.
In his reply, Trump, a real estate tycoon making his first run for public office, said Clinton’s long years of service represented “bad experience” with few results and said she lacked the stamina to serve as commander-in-chief.
The 90-minute standoff with Trump showed Clinton had fully recovered from her bout with pneumonia which was coupled with long days of preparation which appeared to pay off.
On his part, Trump was strong early on but appeared to become repetitive and more undisciplined as the night wore on in front of a televised audience that could have reached upwards of a record 100 million people.
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