The consequences of the debate, which voters score as a win for Clinton by nearly three-to-one, are even clearer on other measures. Trump’s honesty rating is down, most still say he doesn’t have the right temperament, and over half wouldn’t be comfortable with him as president.
The big challenge for Trump: just 43 percent of likely voters would be at ease with him as president, while 50 percent would be comfortable with Clinton.
Indeed, nearly half say they would be “not at all” comfortable with Trump in the White House (47 percent).
That’s unsurprising given 59 percent feel the real estate mogul lacks the temperament to serve effectively as president. By comparison, 67 percent say Clinton has the right temperament -- a notable improvement from 59 percent before the debate.
In the debate Trump repeatedly attacked Clinton for being in government for years and accomplishing little. Yet by a 13-point margin, voters see her years in office as a positive, while by a four-point margin they think it’s a bad thing that he’s never been in government.