2016 Road to the White House

Running mates weigh in on debate

Running mates weigh in on debate

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Donald Trump exceeded expectations, but Hillary Clinton won the second presidential debate, according to a CNN / ORC poll of debate watchers. The results showed a clear victory for Clinton, with 57 percent saying Clinton won, as opposed to 34 percent for Donald Trump. It's a strong showing for Clinton, but not as good as her performance at the first presidential debate, when 62 percent of debate watchers said she won. The results Sunday also track closely with watchers' pre-debate preference. 58 percent of debate watchers said they were supporting Clinton before the debate.

The candidates running mates posted on Twitter on who they felt won the debate.

Tim Kaine posted a tweet which read: "No question who won last night. Donald focused on Hillary. Hillary focused on the American people."

Mike Pence is standing by Donald Trump, even though Trump disagreed with Pence during the debate.

"Congrats to my running mate @realDonaldTrump on a big debate win! Proud to stand with you as we #MAGA," Pence tweeted.

While Trump and Clinton's favorable ratings may or may not have not changed after Sunday's Debate, however, social media users deemed one audience member the winner.

Ken Bone asked Clinton and Trump about energy policy. Soon after, those on Twitter and Facebook took notice to his red cardigan, glasses and his demeanor. A Facebook page was created and a parody Twitter account.

Clinton and Trump will face off in last debate on October 19th in Las Vegas.


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