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Social media reacts to first presidential debate

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Social media users unleashed their thoughts and opinions about Monday night's presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Nominee Donald Trump.

The WFSB Facebook page was flooded with comments during and after the debate.

WFSB sought to know who its viewers thought won the first presidential debate of Campaign 2016.

"Trump won," said Scott Latona. "Hillary was [on] the defensive all night. She was throwing insults instead of staying on topic."

"Trump [won]," said Julie Lynn Crisp. "Hillary had a hard time getting her thoughts to run smooth even after rehearsals."

Anthony Russo disagreed.

"There was one presidential candidate on stage [Monday night] who is totally prepared to lead this nation," Russo wrote. "The guy on the other hand was, to use his famous line, 'was a total disaster.'"

"There was only one on stage that was informed and had the appropriate demeanor to be president, Hillary Clinton," said Amanda Webster.

Lisa Cote took a neutral approach.

"Who won doesn't matter," she said. "In the long run, we all lose."

"This was worse than a reality show," wrote Elizabeth Brophy. "My brain still hasn't recovered. Nobody won. They are both terrible 'candidates.' I want Bernie [Sanders] back! The only one who made any sense."

Thousands of people voted in a web poll on WFSB.com.

As of 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, 51 percent of viewers thought Trump won, compared to 49 percent in favor of Clinton.

There's still time to weigh in. Click here to vote or leave a comment on the WFSB Facebook page.

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