This is a tough one for me. Seeing Hillary smirking and lying about Trump’s record makes me get so mad at her, it’s hard for me to evaluate. Of course the talking heads on mainstream media are saying that Trump lost the debate. But it should be noted that Trump is the only one who get applause from the audience, on three occasions.
I don’t think this debate is going to change the polls. Trump was not able to put it away. On the other hand, the average undecided voter with an IQ of 100 is not going to interpret the debate the same way as the Trump-hating news media.
But yes, Lester Hold and Hillary steered to debate to bring up topics like Trump’s taxes, climate change, birtherism, while avoiding any significant talk about Hillary’s emails. Yet it should be noted that one of the applause points of the evening was when Trump said he’d release his taxes when Hillary releases the 33,000 missing emails. And they kept immigration, Trump’s strongest issue, entirely out of the debate.
At the Drudge website, the online poll shows that 90.37% think that Trump won the debate. Of course that reflects the bias of Drudge’s readers