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Trump won 1st debate trade fight
Jesse Richman, 10/5/2016

There were many things wrong with Trump's tactics in the first debate.  But he did accomplish one of his strategic goals.  He moved the polling needle on trade.  

The CNN / ORC poll asked several questions about which candidate would better handle a series of issues.  One of the issues was trade.  In both prior outings of this question, Clinton had a solid lead: 53:43 in late July, for instance.  In the post-first-debate poll, Trump had taken the lead: 45 for Clinton, 49 for Trump.  Trump's position versus Clinton deteriorated marginally on most other issues.  But he won the Trade segment.                                       

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Comment by Ron V, 10/6/2016:

Your post is right on the mark. Hillary has approximatley 43 issues on her plans, that are on her home web site. All of the issues only have billions going out as a rain barrel with many gaping holes. Her entire agenda is full of holes!!!

 




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