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Clinton Expected to Get Bounce in Polls after First Presidential Debate

Clinton Expected to Get Bounce in Polls after First Presidential Debate

WASHINGTON - After scoring big in Monday's first U.S. presidential debate, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is likely to see a boost in the polls, making it more difficult for rival Donald Trump to catch up, experts said.
Clinton and Trump squared off on national TV on Monday night in their first one-on-one debate, which Clinton is perceived to have won.
Experts said Trump missed a number of opportunities in the debate, such as talking about the economy, the no. 1 issue of concern for Americans and an area in which the billionaire businessman has an advantage. While Trump came charging out of the gate at the start, Clinton dominated him more and more as the night went on.
Clinton's win should help her rise in the polls, although the impact may be limited, experts said.
"I think that Hillary will see a limited bounce from the debate, " Dan Mahaffee, an analyst with the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, told Xinhua, explaining that more educated and moderate Republicans will swing to Clinton.
But now is not the time for Clinton to rest on her laurels, as she will need to maintain her momentum and continue to highlight her experience, while also continuing to bait Trump into making gaffes that cause him to appear unsuited for the presidency. (Xinhua)