My guess as to how it went: For brainless Americans, it was a stalemate. For the politically aware, Trump smashed it.
Hillary did too well, she might actually have fooled the idiots who cannot see the difference between political pandering and actual substance. I do not think it was Hillary either, I think it was a very well trained body double. I only had audio, so that opinion might change. But for the amount of brain damage Hillary has, there is no way the performance could have been that good. All lies, but very well done.
Trump stated obvious line item facts that should win him the election.
FACT: Hillary has committed numerous felonies that disqualify her from the presidency. Trump nailed that well.
FACT: Hillary created the situation with ISIS.
FACT: Hillary has a track record that America does not want, and Trump hit that quite well.
Trump got the closing comment, and he nailed it quite well, saying that for 4 more years of Obama, all you have to do is vote Hillary.
The big problem with the debate was that if people were not politically aware, they’d get roped by Hillary. She fronted the lies so authoritatively you’d think they were the truth if you had no foreknowledge of what is really going on. Will it work? Who knows. She got some really good gaffes in about the Trump tower being built with Chinese steel, and Trump never fired back with “where else would I buy it after you destroyed the steel industry?” He missed a few good opportunities. It seemed at times that the Hillary attack dog was too much for even him, she told lies as transparent as glass in a way that gave them life. It made my blood boil. It made me want war.