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Clinton Still Leads Trump by 9 After Debate: Poll

After the debate, 74 percent of Republicans said they supported Trump, up from 67 beforehand



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    Hillary Clinton speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the town hall presidential debate at Washington University on Sunday, October 9, 2016, in St Louis, Missouri. A new NBC News / WSJ poll conducted after the debate found Clinton maintained a nine-point lead over her opponent in a four-way match-up.

    Donald Trump's debate performance seems to have shored up his campaign somewhat, improving by two points but still trailing Hillary Clinton by nine points in the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll. 

    Trump appeared to be in freefall after a 2005 recording was released Friday in which Trump is heard making sexually aggressive comments. That day, Trump chalked up the comments to "locker room banter" in an apology, but a poll conducted over the weekend had him down 11 points, NBC News reported.

    The new poll was conducted after Sunday night's debate, and gives Clinton a 46-37 percent lead over Trump, with Johnson at eight percent and Jill Stein at two percent.

    The data showed Trump's support among Republicans recovering after the debate, with the 74 percent saying they backed him in the latest data up from 67 in polling before the debate.

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    Speaking at a rally in Ohio on Oct. 20, 2016, Donald Trump said that he would accept the presidential election results if they were in his favor. "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all the people of the United Staes that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election -- if I win,” Donald Trump said, emphasizing the last three words by pointing into the crowd. The rally was held the day following the final debate, during which the issue of whether he would accept the election results came up. At the debate, he said he would have to wait and see what the results were. (Published Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016)