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After Debate, Women Think Less of Trump, Better of Clinton: Poll

The NBC News|SurveyMoney poll found that a quarter of likely female voters thought worse of Trump after the debate, and more thought better of Clinton



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    Donald Trump's debate performance did not help his standing among among women likely to vote in the election in November, according to a new NBC News|SurveyMoney poll taken after Monday’s debate.

    NBC News reported that 27 percent of likely female voters said the debate caused them to think worse of Trump, while just 12 percent said their views on Clinton worsened. Eleven percent of women voters said their views on Trump improved while 30 percent said their views on Hillary Clinton improved.

    The poll found that overall, 52 percent of likely voters who watched the debate or followed coverage on it thought Hillary Clinton won, and women named Clinton the winner of the debate by a 10-point margin over men.

    "I'm undecided, but I'm leaning more towards Hillary than I ever have before because of the debate," said Joan Hume, a 71-year-old retiree from Ohio who said she voted for Trump in the primary.