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The Washington Post's Dan Balz argues even though "Monday’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is the most anticipated event of a presidential campaign," if the debate actually alters "the trajectory of the race, it will be a surprise." 

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The Los Angeles Times also asked "Did the Clinton-Trump debate change your thinking?" and pointed out that, with such a close race, even a few converts can make the difference between winning and losing the presidency.

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NPR reported that "It was also hard to say whether undecided voters got much guidance from the debate....The first post-debate surveys showed little sign that the uncommitted were moved." But they also noted that "such movement has been more visible in the days after a debate than on the night of the event." 

We may have to wait a few days to see if anything really changed.

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Think about it: do sports fans often magically convert their fandom to other teams while watching games? Most viewers went in with strongly held opinions about the candidates, which were unlikely to change after 90 minutes.

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Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall thinks the debate could be a game changer, but not in the sense of immediately changing voters' allegiances. 

Marshall thinks reporters will question Trump about many of the factually questionable answers he gave on stage, including "birtherism," the Iraq War, and whether or not Trump paid federal income taxes. Marshall argues the fallout from the debate could actually damage Trump significantly.

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