CNN Poll: Clinton Beats Trump in Final Debate

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final presidential debate at the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the final presidential debate at the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. Credit: Saul Loeb, AFP

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A CNN snap poll of the third and final presidential debate found Wednesday night that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton beat her Republican opponent Donald Trump by 13 percentage points.

According to the poll, 52 percent saw Clinton as the victor, while just 39 percent said Trump had come out on top.

Trump on Wednesday suggested he might reject the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election if he loses, a possibility his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called "horrifying." 

In their third and final presidential debate, Trump said he would wait to decide whether the outcome was legitimate. 

"I will tell you at the time, I will keep you in suspense," Trump said. 
Clinton said she was "appalled" by Trump's stance. 

"Let's be clear about what he is saying and what that means: He is denigrating, he is talking down our democracy and I for one am appalled that someone who is the nominee for one of our two major parties would take that position," she said. 

She said Trump, a former reality TV star, had in the past also complained that his show was unjustly denied a U.S. television Emmy award. 
"I should have gotten it," Trump retorted. 

In a fiery debate that centered more on policy than the earlier showdowns, Trump accused Clinton's campaign of orchestrating a series of accusations by women who said the businessman made unwanted sexual advances. 
Trump said all of the stories were "totally false" and suggested Clinton was behind the charges. He called her campaign "sleazy" and said, "Nobody has more respect for women than I do, nobody." 

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