Hillary Clinton Support Way Up Following First Debate

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Hillary Clinton has pretty clearly benefited from her debate performance last week. According to a newly released Washington Post/ABC poll, she leads Bernie Sanders 56-22 percent. For Sanders, that’s about the same as a month ago, but Clinton is up 10 points. When Biden supporters are asked to pick someone else, Clinton leads 65-24 percent.

This is similar to yesterday’s Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, which had Clinton leading 49-29 percent. When Biden supporters were asked for a second choice, that rose to 58-33 percent. Generally speaking, both polls suggest that people who were unsure about Clinton were reassured by her debate performance and moved in her direction.

On a more amusing note, the Post poll also asked people if the current fiasco over choosing a Speaker “reflects healthy debate among House Republicans or is a sign of dysfunction among House Republicans.” You will be unsurprised to learn that dysfunction won a landslide victory, 59-29 percent.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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