Online opt-in polls vs traditional polls
All of the online voluntary opt-in polls show a big win for Trump, even at sites where you wouldn’t expect the readers to be pro-Trump.
Traditional polls like PPP poll show a big win for Hillary.
What this means is that Trump supporters are more passionate about showing their support on the internet. I don’t think anyone except extreme leftists got excited about Hillary’s debate performance.
map wrote in a comment:
This debate does remind me of the debate between Dick Cheney and John Edwards, not in its similarities, but in its differences. The debate style being taught is to never answer your opponent’s charges or defend against your opponents accusations. You always talk around the points being made to address the audience. This is what Dick Cheney did and he argued rings around John Edwards.
Hillary Clinton was doing the same thing to Donald Trump. That’s why she was so smug and grinning like a Cheshire cat. She really thinks she “got” Donald Trump because he was not prepared like Dick Cheney.
I think that’s pretty good analysis. Trump “lost” because he defended himself instead of ignoring the accusations and talking about other stuff.