Debate expectations: Hillary Clinton should beat Donald Trump tonight, poll says

A Quinnipiac University poll says likely voters expect Hillary Clinton to win tonight's debate against Donald Trump.

A Quinnipiac University poll says likely voters expect Hillary Clinton to win tonight’s debate against Donald Trump.

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds Hillary Clinton and part-time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump in a virtual dead heat nationally and says likely voters, by a 41-to-32 percent margin, expect Clinton to “win” tonight’s nationally televised presidential debate.

 

Clinton gets 44 percent and Trump 43 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 8 percent and Jill Stein of the Green Party at 2 percent in the Sept. 22-25 national poll of 1,115 likely voters, which has a 2.9 percent margin of error.

 

When asked “Who do you think will win the debate, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?” 41 percent picked Clinton and 32 percent chose Trump. Independents expect Clinton to win by a 36-to-32 percent margin.

 

Asked if Clinton is “healthy enough” to be president, 58 percent said yes and 31 percent said no. Clinton’s campaign announced she had pneumonia after a swooning spell at a 9/11 memorial event in New York. Trump has repeatedly questioned her “stamina” to be president. Trump is rated healthy enough by a 73-to-18 percent margin.

 

One-third of voters, including 36 percent of independents, say their opinion of Trump was affected in a negative way by his involvement  in the birther movement. After years of saying he questioned whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S., Trump announced this month that he believes Obama is a natural born citizen.

 

 




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