According to focus groups at both Fox News and CNN, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton handily defeated Republican Donald Trump in Monday's presidential debate.
At CNN, the focus group went 18-2 in favor of Clinton. And at Fox, pollster Frank Luntz's group went 16-6 in favor of the former secretary of state. CNN's group was a group of voters from Florida, while Luntz's group was comprised of Pennsylvanians.
Luntz, who tweeted frequently throughout the debate, said that Trump didn't do well when he talked about his taxes but began to rebound when he knocked Clinton over her email scandal. However, Trump "tanked" when "trying to explain why he questioned Obama's birthplace for so long."
Overall, Luntz said, Trump could have done better if he hadn't let Clinton get under his skin.
Trump could be crushing Hillary right now if he wasn't so thin-skinned.#DebateNight— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton has learned how to bait Trump. He doesn't know how to not take it.— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 27, 2016
Her attacks work. His defenses don't. pic.twitter.com/6GktBxBwiq
According to Luntz, even the staunchest Trump supporter in the focus group said that Trump performed poorly.
Question by @TCBerenson to strongest Trump supporter in my group: "What do you think tonight?"— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) September 27, 2016
Answer: "He did bad, but I'm anti-Hillary."
CNN's focus group ripped Trump for saying that his temperament is his best quality.
"His temperament is horrible," one of the group members said. "I mean, all he likes to do is just bad mouth his opponent. What's he going to do in a situation where, say, a foreign government, uh, does something that he doesn't like? Is he just gonna go push the button?"
Trump, however, dominated in post-debate online polls, which aren't scientific and often allow people to vote more than once.
Still, Clinton defeated Trump in most post-debate scientific polling. According to the CNN/ORC poll, 62 percent of people who watched the debate thought Clinton won, while just 27 percent thought Trump did.
The next showdown between Trump and Clinton is Sunday, Oct. 9. It will be moderated by ABC News' Martha Raddatz, and Americans will be able to submit questions for the candidates.
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