And he expressed deep concerns about Trump’s readiness for the job, telling Seacrest the GOP nominee falls short on two issues he’s concerned about most for his daughters’ generation.
Hillary Clinton is expected to gain critical ground on Donald Trump based on her strong performance in their first head to head presidential debate on the campus of Hofstra University Monday night. That was when Trump said he would “absolutely support” Clinton if she is elected president.
For the big four broadcast networks, viewing results were up 25% from the first Presidential debate in 2012, which took in 67.2 million coming from 12 TV networks.
Nielsen says social media was abuzz, too.
Silver, who runs the fivethirtyeight.com election prediction Website, wrote that the contrast between Clinton, seeking to become the country’s first female president, and Trump “might be expected to produce a swing of 2 to 4 percentage points in the horse race polls” in her favor.
Clinton has some bragging rights at home. “And she seems to have stopped the slide that was experiencing going into the debate”.
By comparison, NFL’s annual Super Bowl showdown attracts a television audience more than 100m viewers, making it the largest USA televised event.
More than 80 million Americans are estimated to have tuned in for the much-anticipated first debate of the US election.
“Anybody who complains about the microphone is not having a good night”, Clinton told her travelling pool of reporters, clearly delighted with her rival’s obvious frustration at not faring well after tweeting out snap polls showing he had won.
“I didn’t think it was worth the shot”, he said.
Holt was not available for an interview on Tuesday. He said Trump didn’t disappoint his supporters with what he said.
That may account for an overnight change of thinking by the candidate.
Asked about her mother’s recent bout with pneumonia and Trump’s continued questioning of her “stamina”, Chelsea boosted her mother at her own expense: “You know, she certainly looks healthier at her age than I feel at 36 at this moment”.
The candidates clearly have some work to do before the October 9 debate. The “town hall”-style forum will be moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC News’ Martha Raddatz”.