Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is campaigning today in North Carolina and hopes to build on the post debate momentum she captured Monday evening with the general election just over forty days away.
A host a polls due out in the next several days will reveal if Clinton received a boost from her good debate performance where she came across as focused and prepared when responding to debate questions and attacks from Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Public Policy Polling conducted a post debate survey which revealed that voters nationally say Clinton won the first debate by a margin of 51/40 percent.
Among young voters 63% think she won the debate to only 24% for Trump.
Clinton also won the debate by a large margin with woman (54/36) and voters who are either Latino or African American (77/13).
According to Nielsen, an estimated 84 million Americans watched the debate on Monday, the highest level in decades, and there were 17.1 million Twitter interactions from 2.7 million people in the U.S. related to the “Presidential Debate.”
Over the past 2 week, most polls show a narrowing of Clinton’s lead over Trump.
Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is expected to vigorously campaign for Clinton in the days ahead as she hopes to expand her popularity with independents and millennials.
Clinton continued to bring up Trump’s past negative treatment of a former Miss Universe beauty pageant winner on Tuesday after Trump continued to talk about Alicia Machado being too overweight on Tuesday during an interview with Fox News where he claimed that Machado had gained a “massive amount of weight” and it was a “real problem.”
Trump is already trailing Clinton by a large margin with the female vote and his recent comments are perceived as insensitive and inflammatory at a critical time when his temperament and presidential skills have been sharply criticized by Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton.
Clinton tweeted on Tuesday that the real “problem is” still… Donald after he bullied a beauty pageant winner for her weight.
20 years after Donald bullied a beauty pageant winner for her weight, the real "problem" is…still Donald. pic.twitter.com/ZmqYWuN9px
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 28, 2016
Trump has said in post debate interviews that he plans to hit Clinton harder during the next 2 debates.
It is expected that Trump will bring up Clinton’s past e-mail scandal and try to throw negative light on the Clinton Foundation.
Trump is campaigning today in Florida.
There are 2 more presidential debates scheduled in October and 1 vice president debate.
On Tuesday October 4th a vice president debate will occur at Longwood University in Virginia hosted by Moderator Elaine Quijano, CBSN and correspondent, CBS News.
On Sunday October 9th the 2nd presidential debate will occur in a town hall format at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri hosted by Moderators Anderson Cooper, Anchor CNN and Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of ABC’s This Week.
On Wednesday October 19th the third presidential debate will occur at the University of Nevada Las Vegas moderated by Fox News Sunday Anchor Chris Wallace. The format will be the same as the first debate.