US media awards the presidential debate to Clinton, the polls tell a different story

gettyimages-610599622-960x540It was no knockout, but the majority of the United States media agreed that Hillary Clinton claimed a points decision over Donald Trump in their first of three debates ahead of the November presidential election.

The trouble for the Democratic candidate is that many of the online polls did not agree.

The New York Times editorial board, which has officially endorsed Mrs Clinton, accused Mr Trump of dishonesty by “repeating, among other lies, his slander that Mrs Clinton invented the [non-US birth] slur against President Obama”.

“But anything short of dropping his pants in the Hofstra University auditorium would still have left him with the support of a large portion of the American electorate,” the editorial said.

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SOURCES: News Now/New Daily Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.