Source: NBC News
We all either watched or heard about the Presidential Debate on Monday between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But, after the lights turned off and the stage curtain came down, I still had a burning question: who won?
My first instinct to find the answer was to Google it. I found an NBC website where I read that, according to online polls that ran immediately after the debate, 52% of the majority of the general potentially-voting public thought that Clinton had won, 21% said Trump did, and 26% percent thought that neither one did. The poll was ran by a website called SurveyMonkey which asked people who had watched the debate who they thought had won.
My question had been partly satisfied, but there was still part of me that wasn’t. Then it hit me: I wanted to know who ‘won’ according to my peers, more specifically the students at Logan High, and see if it reflected the same results as the NBC poll. I took it upon myself to go around and ask some of the students of LHS who had watched the debate what their opinion was, although the majority of them are too young to vote.
Sylvia Otrusinik, a senior, shared her thoughts. “I’d have to say overall Clinton had a better temperament and attitude throughout the duration of the debate. She was also more composed and gave more convincing and to-the-point arguments than Trump. He was rude, interruptive, and questionable when discussing his plans for America, or rather his lack of plans. I don’t know. Personally I thought the debate sucked because both of the candidates are… rather lacking.”
I also decided to run an anonymous poll on Twitter so that I could get my followers’ opinions on the debate as well. Most are my peers from across the valley. Although, of course, it wouldn’t be just LHS students answering the poll, it would still be a way for me to gather information. 48% thought that Hillary had won, 15% thought that Trump had, and 37% thought that neither had won. This reflected the same results as the NBC poll.
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