Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Wednesday in another bruising, no-holds-barred debate — the third and final debate of the 2016 presidential election season — in a showdown at Wednesday evening from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Watch a full replay of the final Trump vs. Clinton debate courtesy of NBC News in the video below.
Political experts, and most polls, agree that Trump needed to figure out some way to change the minds of millions of voters in this final debate, which he entered trailing by significant margins in the overwhelming majority of polls after a punishing and humiliating 10-day span in which he was slapped with eight new accusations of sexual misconduct by women who say that Trump groped them or touched them in a sexual manner without their consent.
In the meantime, rather than trying to redirect his campaign to broaden his appeal to voters, Trump has instead made his widely-scorned assertion that the election will be “rigged” against him into a centerpiece of his campaign.
But one slightly hopeful sign did emerge for Trump on the morning of October 19, the day of the last debate, when a new Investor’s Business Daily/TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence poll was released showing Trump edging Clinton by a single percentage point in a national matchup that also included Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Perhaps the IBD/TIPP poll shows the “real” picture of the 2016 campaign, with Trump poised to pull off an absolute stunner of an upset. On the other hand, the poll is more likely an “outlier,” going against the grain of almost every other poll taken in recent weeks.
Of 39 major polls released in October, as listed by the Huffington Post Pollster.com site, Clinton has won 35 of them with margins ranging from two percentage points to 15 points.
Trump has won three polls, with one tied. Two of those he won were conducted by the same polling firm, Rasmussen, showing Trump ahead by two points each time. The third was the IBD/TIPP poll. The tied poll was conducted by Rasmussen as well.
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For live stream video coverage of the third and final 2016 Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton presidential debate — without cable login credentials required — take your pick of CBS News at this link, or ABC News Go by clicking on this link.
The Wednesday night, climactic debate will also live stream via Twitter, at this link and on mobile devices in the “Moments” section of the Twitter app. Twitter also has a channel on the set-top internet streaming devices Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, allowing viewers to watch the Trump vs. Clinton final showdown stream on full-size television screens.
Live streams with pre- and post-debate analysis from the three major cable news networks are also available online, although they require cable or satellite provider online login credentials. Access the CNN feed at this link, MSNBC here at this link, and Fox News by clicking here. For a live stream of the Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton presidential debate without the network bells and whistles — or commercials — C-SPAN provides coverage starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, 6 p.m. Pacific, on October 19 at this link. For those who would rather listen to the debate without seeing the candidates, an audio-only live stream from National Public Radio can be accessed at this link.
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