Except wtf up with white people?
PPP’s post debate survey, sponsored by VoteVets Action Fund, finds that voters nationally think Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump in the debate, 51/40.
Perhaps most important for Clinton is that among young voters, who she has under performed with, 63% think she won the debate to only 24% for Trump. 47% of voters in that age group said the debate tonight made them more likely to vote for her, to only 10% who say it made them less likely to vote for her. For Trump with that group on the other hand, only 23% said the debate made them more likely to vote for him to 39% who said it made them less likely to.
Clinton also won the debate by particularly wide margins with women (54/36) and voters who are either African American or Latino (77/13). Among white voters the debate was basically a draw with Trump coming out ahead 47/45.
Clinton emerges from the debate with clear advantages over Trump on temperament, preparedness to be President, and whether she can be trusted with nuclear weapons:
From Talking Points Memo:
Donald Trump claimed he stopped himself from saying something that he described as “rough” during Monday night’s debate, which, judging from comments from him post-debate, were linked to former President Bill Clinton’s sex scandals.
During a debate question about comments Trump has made about women, Trump began defending himself, and confessed to the audience that he had begun to say something “extremely rough” about the Clintons and then stopped himself.
“You want to know the truth, I was going to say something extremely rough to Hillary, to her family and I said to myself, I can’t do it,” Trump said. “I just can’t do it.”
While many speculated on what that could mean, Trump seemed to drop another breadcrumb, during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity after the debate, saying that he was going to bring up “what’s been going on in their life” but stopped himself because of respect for Chelsea Clinton, who was in the room.