Poll Results: Presidential Debate

October 24, 2016, 8:05 PM UTC

These are the topline results of a YouGov survey of 1000 US adults interviewed October 21-24, 2016 on the presidential debate. The margin of error is 4.1%.

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As you may know, a presidential election debate took place on Wednesday night between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Did you watch this debate?
I watched the entire debate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36%
I watched part of it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%
I watched clips or highlights of the debate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13%
I read or watched news stories analyzing the debate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16%
I haven’t heard anything about it . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17%

Which candidate do you think did the best job - or won - the debate?
Asked of those who watched all or some of the debate or news stories analyzing the debate
Hillary Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44%
Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30%
Neither of them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8%

Did the debate improve or worsen your opinion of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?
Asked of those who watched all or some of the debate or news stories analyzing the debate
Improve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17%
Worsen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12%
Not change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

Thinking about all three of this year’s presidential debates, which candidate do you think did a better job - or won - overall?
Hillary Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42%
Donald Trump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25%
Neither of them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11%

Did the presidential debates generally:
Strengthen your support for the candidate you were backing . . . . . . . . . . . . 45%
Weaken your support for the candidate you were backing, but not change your mind . . . . . . . . . . . .8%
Change your mind about which candidate to back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3%
None of the above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37%
Not sure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7%