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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

More than 15,000 readers voted, here's who they say won Tuesday's debate

"Trump lost the second he wouldn't condemn violent white nationalists."



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In this poll, it was 55-40 with Biden winning.

In money where your mouth is betting:

"We're now over a month away from the election and Joe Biden's lead is the largest it has been since the middle of August, a great time to be pulling away," said Pete Watt, spokesman for Oddschecker, an odds comparison and insight service, which is compiling a long-term, data-driven project around political betting markets for the U.S. presidential election.

"Since Tuesday night, Biden's odds have shortened from -125 to -140, while Trump's have lengthened from +120 to +138. Put simply, this means that Biden's implied probability has risen from 55.6% to 58.3%, while Trump's has dropped from 45.5% to 42.10%."

Another U.K. betting exchange, Smarkets, said Biden's chances of winning the White House rose by 5% after Tuesday's debate."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2020-09-30 06:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Trump lost the second he wouldn't condemn violent white nationalists."

And lost again when he wouldn't commit to not being violent if he was not re-elected.

Donald Trump is not an American. He's just not.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-30 06:16 PM | Reply

"Who Won The First 2020 Presidential Debate?
We partnered with Ipsos to poll voters before and after the candidates took the stage.

The topline is clear: Americans were not impressed with the president's performance.

Debate watchers were pretty decisive in their verdict of last night's performances: Only about one-third said Trump's performance was "somewhat good" or "very good," and 50 percent said it was "very poor."

Biden's performance was more positively received, with around 60 percent saying they thought he performed well. Respondents gave more mixed grades on how they thought the candidates outlined their policies, but Biden received better marks here, too:

Almost 60 percent said they thought his policies were "somewhat good" or "very good," compared to about 40 percent who said
the same for Trump."

"Going into the debate, each candidate's supporters were already overwhelmingly likely to say they were going to vote, and last night's debate didn't change that."

"Americans' negative opinion of the president's debate performance did not improve an already poor impression of Trump. Going into the debate, more people had a negative opinion of Trump, but after the debate, the gap between Biden and Trump's net favorability (favorable rating minus unfavorable rating) grew even larger, from 26 points to 33 points."

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2020-09-30 06:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

For this debate, I think of it in terms of who lost, not who won.

In my view, the American voters and Democracy lost.

Big time.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-01 10:34 AM | Reply

What debate?

That was not a debate. I think we should stop calling it that.

Biden should not agree to another of these debacles.

Biden is ahead. Why should he agree to anything.

I hear Trumpy don't want any changes anyway so you there you have it. No further National humiliation required or necessary.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-01 02:32 PM | Reply

Let Jeff Ross host.

Make it a real roast.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2020-10-01 02:52 PM | Reply

Trump lost. Chris Wallace lost. Biden came out even.

Nobody can win a debate when one of the participants plays the role of a clown, obnoxiously interrupting every ten seconds. Trump displayed zero class or dignity during this debacle. Biden maintained his composure and his dignity despite the outrage playing out on a national stage.

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-10-01 02:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Trump displayed zero class or dignity during this debacle."

I'm not convinced that isn't a winning strategy for him. It's worked so far. I'll be holding my breath until the afternoon of January 20.

#8 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-10-01 03:25 PM | Reply

Looks like The Rona won the "debate".

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-02 08:06 AM | Reply

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