HU presidential poll says Democrats have seen surge since first debate

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, right, on stage during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photos)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, right, on stage during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photos)

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Since the first presidential debate, a new Hampton University poll says Democrats have seen a double digit surge in poll numbers.

If the election was today, 46 percent of those surveyed said they’d vote for Secretary Hillary Clinton and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. That puts them 12 points ahead of the Republican ticket, including Trump and Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

83 percent of those polled watched the first presidential debate. When asked which candidate “won” the debate, 60 percent picked Clinton as the winner over Trump, with 18 percent agreeing that neither candidate won the debate.

Click here to see the poll’s full results.

The next presidential debate is Sunday.