Flash poll: Clinton wins the second presidential debate
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the explosive second presidential debate on Sunday night, according to live polling taken during the showdown on AOL.com.
A slight majority of respondents named the former secretary of state as the winner, with 52.3 percent naming her as the winner compared to 47.4 percent who named Donald Trump in the poll taken live during the presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday night.
Clinton started off the debate with a considerable lead that peaked at 12 percent, however, the billionaire businessman narrowed the gap as the matchup came to a close. Hundreds of people voted in the flash poll, which was not a scientific sample.
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The results of a separate flash poll conducted at the conclusion of Sunday night's debate rendered an even larger victory for the former New York senator, with Clinton leading Trump by over 25 percentage points an hour after the debate had ended.
On Twitter the conversation seemed to center around Trump's "odd" demeanor during the contest, with one observer pointing out "Trump seems to be gripping the back of the chair as a way to control himself."
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter mid-way through the debate to attack Clinton for her controversial "basket of deplorables" comment saying, "Sure. She's only sorry that she got caught calling millions of people #deplorables."
Trump and Clinton will go head-to-head one more time when they face off at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas on October 19.
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