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Poll: Donald Trump Won The Debate

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Who won Monday's Presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? Given the partisan nature of politics, Clinton supporters will say their candidate handily won while Trump supporters will say he made a mockery of Clinton on stage.

According to an informal Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) poll created by Benzinga, 44 percent believe Trump emerged victorious over his rival. Thirty-nine percent of respondents believe Clinton won the first battle. The remaining 17 percent chose the political apathy option of "who cares?"

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Both Candidates Are Viewed Unfavorably

According to The Wall Street Journal's National Politics Editor Aaron Zitner, Trump presented himself as the candidate of change and labeled Clinton as an "all talk, no action" career politician. Trump also presented himself as a fighter who will stand up for the American people who feel betrayed or ignored by current leaders.

On the other hand, Clinton presented herself as a candidate of stability and claimed she will build on President Obama's "progress that we've made in the last eight years."

Nevertheless, Zitner concluded that since both candidates are viewed unfavorably, it will "take time to determine whether either one left the debate with an improved public image."

Stocks and the Mexican peso rose following the debate, but falling oil prices and growing concerns about the banking sector kept European shares under pressure Tuesday morning.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE: SPY) was trading a few cents lower in the pre-market session.

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