A CNN poll has declared Hillary Clinton as the winner of the second Presidential debate
A CNN poll has declared Hillary Clinton as the winner of the second Presidential debateReuters

Hillary Clinton has been projected as the winner of the second US presidential debate against Donald Trump after a CNN/ORC poll.

Clinton and Trump took part in the second Presidential debate on Sunday, October 9, and it proved to be the proverbial nail on Trump's campaign. After the video tape of Trump and Billy Bush's infamous conversation from 2005 was leaked, he has been receiving even more flak than he is used to from the media.

Trump did utilise his unique knack of deflecting direct questions with overstated world problems to good use at the debate. When asked about his derogatory remarks about women, Trump changed the topic to Isis. Further, when he was accused of sexual assault, Trump pointed fingers at Bill Clinton and went on to list his reported mistresses, even though he is running the race against Hillary.

When asked about bragging of sexual assault in the leaked video, Trump went on to point fingers at Bill Clinton and Hillary instead. "I think it's disgraceful and I think she should be ashamed of herself, if you want to know the truth," he said.

However, it seems like none of it was able to redeem Trump from the hole he dug for himself, despite the CNN poll claiming that he "exceeded expectations." The CNN/ORC poll of debate watchers voted for Clinton as the winner, with 57 per cent saying Clinton won as opposed to 34 per cent for Trump.

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