Hillary sees post-debate bounce over Trump

By WND Staff

GOP front-runner Donald Trump and Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton (Photo: Twitter)
GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton (Photo: Twitter)

Hillary Clinton has single-digit leads over Donald Trump in four key swing states ― Michigan, New Hampshire, Florida and Nevada ― according to polls conducted after the first presidential debate and released Friday.

Clinton has taken a 7-point lead against Trump in Michigan, with 42 percent of the vote to his 35 percent, according to a Detroit News/WDIV poll. In a two-way match-up that excludes third-party candidates, Clinton still maintains her 7-point advantage.

The poll surveyed 600 likely voters across Michigan. Of the 39 voters surveyed in the city of Detroit, not a single person said they were voting for Trump.

Clinton is ahead by the same margin in New Hampshire, taking 42 percent of the vote to Trump’s 35 percent, according to a WBUR poll. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson draws 13 percent in the four-way race.

Four out of five likely voters in New Hampshire said they watched the debate between Clinton and Trump and 59 percent of those said Clinton won, compared to 19 percent who gave Trump the win.

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In Florida, Clinton leads Trump by 4 points, 46 percent to 42 percent, according to a Mason-Dixon poll.

And in Nevada, a Suffolk University poll finds Clinton with a six-point advantage over Trump, 44 to 38 percent. Clinton has opened up her lead in the swing state by four points since a mid-August Suffolk poll.

South Carolina voters prefer Trump as their next president only slightly more than they prefer Clinton, according to a new Winthrop Poll released Thursday.

Trump has 42 percent support among likely voters in the state, while the Democratic nominee trails close behind at 38 percent.

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“This will be a close race,” tweeted Jaime Harrison, chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party.

S.C. Republican Party chairman Matt Moore disagreed. “South Carolina is not a swing state,” Moore said. “Trump and (his running mate Mike) Pence are on a pathway to victory.”

Trump was still building on his national lead over Clinton in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times daily tracking poll on Friday. Trump leads with 47.3 percent support to Clinton’s 41.7 percent. The poll surveyed 2,560 eligible voters.

A Rasmussen Reports’ survey of likely voters showed Clinton with 43 percent of the vote and Trump at 42 percent on Friday.

Johnson earns just six percent, his lowest level of support since early August. Green Party candidate Jill Stein remains at two percent.

Clinton leads Trump by 3 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of samplings.

While Trump and Clinton fight for voters in the battleground states, most unscientific snap polls conducted online showed Trump as the overwhelming winner of the presidential debate.


BuzzFeed was among the publications to offer readers an online survey. The “poll” showed the GOP nominee dominating with 14.3 million votes, followed by “other” with 161,000 votes. There were 152,700 votes for “undecided,” and Clinton was dead last with 70,800 votes.

Soon afterward, the media outlet felt the need to issue an “update.”

“Update: This poll no longer accurately reflects the opinions of real people. Please remember to vote in the upcoming election,” the statement read.

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