Clinton or Trump: Who Won the First Presidential Debate? - TheStreet

Donald Trump promised to get to Washington, D.C.'s Pennsylvania Avenue one way or the other -- if not through the White House, then at the hotel he's developing at the Old Post Office.

It's about time, the Republican candidate said during the first of three debates between the U.S. presidential candidates, that someone with an idea about money ran the country.

Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival, took that as an opening to point out that Trump's businesses have sought bankruptcy protection on six different occasions. He has referred to himself as the "King of Debt," she said, and proposed seeking haircuts on repaying hitherto sacrosanct U.S. obligations.

The question for U.S. voters now is whether the debate was a game-changer. The RealClearPolitics average of polls had Clinton up 2.3 points before the event, and the PredictWise average of betting markets said Clinton was a 69% favorite.

Will that change in the aftermath? Tell us what you think in the poll below.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.