Clinton up 3 points in post-debate poll
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future Popping the progressive bubble MORE saw a small bump following the first presidential debate, a new poll released early Wednesday shows. 


The Politico/Morning Consult poll finds Clinton with 41 percent support among likely voters nationally and GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE with 38 percent in a four-way matchup. 

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonBiden broadened Democratic base, cut into Trump coalition: study New Mexico lawmakers send recreational marijuana bills to governor Judge throws out murder convictions, releases men jailed for 24 years MORE gets 8 percent support in that poll, while Jill Stein of the Green Party has 4 percent. 

Before the debate, Trump had a 1-point lead in the same poll. 

Nearly half of those surveyed also viewed Clinton as the winner of Monday night's debate. 

Forty-nine percent said Clinton won, while 26 percent said Trump won. Eighteen percent of Republicans said Clinton won. 

Of those surveyed, 72 percent watched the debate, and 55 percent of those viewers watched the entire thing, the poll finds. 

Half of those polled said they would watch the debate again. 

Forty-two percent said debate moderator Lester Holt was impartial. Another 27 percent said he was more favorable to Clinton, and 2 percent said he favored Trump. 

The poll was conducted Monday and Tuesday among 1,253 likely voters and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.