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(NEW YORK) — It was no ordinary fight night.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump squared off for the first time at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, emerging from their respective corners to meet halfway -- at center stage -- to shake hands before kicking off one of the most talked-about presidential debates in modern American history.

The bombastic businessman hit the former secretary of state on her email scandal, what he said was her contribution to the rise of ISIS, and questioned her stamina. Clinton did not pull any punches either, saying her opponent has a long history of "racist behavior," lives in "his own reality," and says "crazy things."

In case you missed it, here are the highlights of the first presidential debate, in a minute.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tangled in an intense series of exchanges Monday night during the first presidential debate of 2016. The candidates made charges about each others' records while defending their own careers and policy proposals.

But were they always telling the truth? How often did Trump and Clinton spin facts to fit their arguments?

ABC News fact-checked some of the most noteworthy claims made in the debate:

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Fact-check #1: Trump claims he did not say global warming is hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.

Clinton: "Because we will be making investments where we can grow the economy. Take clean energy. Some country is going to be the clean energy superpower of the 21st century. Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax, perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it's real.”

Trump: "I did not. I did not. I do not say that. I do not say that."

Grade: False

Explanation: Trump tweeted in November 2012 that the "concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese." This tweet resurfaced again in January 2016, when former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders pointed it out on NBC's "Meet the Press." The next day, Trump addressed the comment on "Fox & Friends," saying his tweet was basically a joke: "I often joke that this is done for the benefit of the Chinese. Obviously, I joke. But this is done for the benefit of China, because China does not do anything to help climate change." Trump has, on other occasions between 2012 and 2015, called global warming a hoax, though he has not attributed it to the Chinese.

Fact-check #2: Clinton has been fighting ISIS her "entire adult life."

Trump: "See you are telling the enemy everything you want to do. No wonder you have been, no wonder you have been fighting ISIS your entire adult life."

Grade: False

Explanation: ISIS has its origins in Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Sunni insurgency group founded in 2004 after the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. In 2013, the group re-branded itself as Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) and shifted operations to include Syria where the civil war enabled its growth and resurgence. This occurred after Clinton had finished serving as Secretary of State. Clinton is 68 years old and turned 18 in 1965, almost 51 years ago.

Fact-check #3: Trump started his business with $14 million borrowed from his father.

Clinton: "Donald was very fortunate in his life and that's all to his benefit. He started his business with $14 million, borrowed from his father, and he really believes that the more you help wealthy people, the better off we'll be and that everything will work out from there. I don't buy that. I have a different experience. My father was a small business man. He worked really hard."

Grade: Yes and No

Explanation: Trump claims that his business grew out of a $1 million loan from his father in 1975. But a casino license disclosure from 1985 shows that in the late 1970s and early 1980s Trump took $14 million in loans from his father and his father’s properties, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Fact-check #4: Trump said that Clinton called [the Trans Pacific Partnership] the "gold standard" of trade deals.

Trump: "You called it the gold standard. You called it the gold standard of trade deals. You said it’s the finest deal you have ever seen and then you heard what I said about it and all of a sudden you were against it."

Grade: Yes and no.

Explanation: Clinton said TPP “sets the gold standard,” and has used many other glowing terms to describe the agreement, but she did not say it was the "finest deal" she’s ever seen. While Clinton served as secretary of state, she promoted the TPP well after negotiations began in 2010, saying in 2012 in Australia that it “sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field.” She also used many other complimentary words, including "exciting," "innovative," "ambitious," "groundbreaking," "cutting-edge," "high-quality," and "high-standard,” according to a compilation by the fact-checking site Politifact – but there are no records of her saying it was “the greatest deal she’d ever seen.” Further, Clinton began to moderate her position on TPP as she began preparing her second presidential bid, culminating with a full renunciation of it during a 2015 PBS interview in which she said, “As of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it.” It is worth noting, however, that she was not serving as secretary of state when the deal was finalized. Clinton countered Trump in Monday’s debate by trying to clarify that she said she had “hoped” TPP would set a gold standard for trade. Clinton countered Trump in Monday’s debate by trying to clarify that she said she had “hoped” TPP would set a gold standard for trade. But it is clear from her 2012 remarks that, at least one time in public, she declared that it “set” the gold standard, with no qualifiers.

Fact-check #5: Trump says he has not suggested that he would negotiate down the national debt.

Clinton: "And when we talk about your business, you've taken business bankruptcy six times. There are a lot of great business people that have never taken bankruptcy once. You call yourself the king of debt, you talk about leverage, you even at one time suggested that you would try to negotiate down the --

Trump: "Wrong, wrong."

"National debt of the United States. Well, sometimes there's not a direct transfer of skills from business to government, but sometimes what happened in business would be really bad for government."

Grade: Yes and No

Explanation: Trump suggested he will renegotiate the national debt in an interview with CNBC on May 5, 2016, but then said in the Wall Street Journal on May 10, 2016 that he would buy back U.S. debt at a discount. "I’m only saying you can buy back…I’m saying if interest rates go up, you can buy debt at a discount on the market — just on the market. You just buy back debt on — at a discount," he told the Journal.

Fact-check #6: "Hillary Clinton also fought it" -- whether President Obama was a natural-born citizen, a key tenet of the "birther" movement.

Trump: "Well nobody was pressing it, nobody was caring much about it. I figured you'd ask the question tonight, of course. But nobody was caring much about it. But I was the one that got him to produce the birth certificate, and I think I did a good job. Secretary Clinton also fought it, I mean, you know -- now, everybody in mainstream is going to say, oh that's not true. Look, it's true."

Grade: False

Explanation: A Politico report has linked Hillary Clinton’s most ardent supporters to the circulation of an e-mail suggesting Obama was born in Kenya during the 2007-'08 campaign. But no evidence has ever been found connecting this claim with Clinton herself or her campaign. Since 2008, no fact checker or journalist has ever uncovered any evidence linking Hillary Clinton and her campaign to the start of the birther movement. An ABC News analysis found Trump tweeted 67 times about the birther movement, including after Obama released his birth certificate.

Fact-check #7: Trump on the Iraq war.

Trump: "I did not support the war in Iraq...I was against the war in Iraq."

Grade: False

Explanation: Trump expressed support for the invasion of Iraq before expressing some reservations.

Asked by Howard Stern on Sept. 11, 2002 if he was “for invading Iraq,” Trump at the time answered, “Yeah, I guess so.”

But by Jan. 28, 2003, Trump expressed some concern about the possibility of an invasion, telling Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto that President George W. Bush “has either got to do something or not do something, perhaps, because perhaps shouldn’t be doing it yet and perhaps we should be waiting for the United Nations, you know.” Then, on March 21, 2003, soon after the invasion of Iraq got underway, Trump told Cavuto that the war “looks like a tremendous success from a military standpoint.” While Trump now portrays himself as having been an outspoken opponent of the invasion, his public statements in the lead-up to the invasion tell a different story.

Fact-check #8: Clinton says Trump advocated for the actions the U.S. took in Libya.

Clinton: "He actually advocated for the actions we took in Libya. And urged that Gaddafi be taken out after actually doing some business with him one time."

Grade: Mostly True

Explanation: In a video posted on his YouTube video blog in February 2011, Trump did call for intervention in Libya. "It’s a carnage,” he said. “Now we should go in, we should stop this guy which would be very easy and very quick, we could do it surgically, and save these lives.” Later, Trump claimed never to have discussed Libya (false), and also claimed that he was in support of a surgical intervention only, killing Gaddafi only but not taking any other actions.

Fact-check #9: Trump said it was "wrong" that he had been "praiseworthy" of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as Hillary Clinton claimed.

Clinton: "There's no doubt now that Russia has used cyber attacks against all kinds of organizations in our country, and I am deeply concerned about this. I know Donald is very praiseworthy of Vladimir Putin."

Grade: False

Explanation: Trump has publicly said favorable things about Putin numerous times, usually while criticizing President Obama. In a GOP primary debate hosted by NBC News, Trump described his strategy for dealing with Putin as: "I would talk to him. I would get along with him." In a recent NBC forum, where the network also interviewed Clinton, Trump defended his comments pointing to strong domestic polling for Putin. When Putin authored an op-ed on Syria in the New York Times, in September 2013, Trump tweeted that it was a "masterpiece for Russia and a disaster for the U.S." Interviewed by MSNBC, Trump said of Putin, "He’s running his country, and at least he’s a leader, you know unlike what we have in this country."

Fact-check #10: Trump on crime rates.

Clinton: "Under the current [New York City] mayor, crime has continued to drop, including murders."

Trump: "You're wrong...Murders are up."

Grade: Mostly False

Explanation: New York City mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2014. Each of his first two years in office saw an overall drop in the seven major felony crimes, and so far this year major crimes are down nearly 3 percent compared to the same period last year. Murder statistics present a slightly more complicated picture during de Blasio's tenure. His first year in office saw 333 murders, two fewer than the year before. But his second year in office saw an uptick to 352 murders. So far this year, murders in New York City are down more than 4 percent than the same time period last year (246 murders through Sept. 18, 2016, versus 257 murders during the same time last year).

Fact-check #11: Clinton: Trump said "he didn't care" if Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia get nuclear weapons.

Clinton: "Of what we’ve heard Donald say has been about nuclear weapons, he has said repeatedly, that he didn't care if other nations got nuclear weapons, Japan, South Korea, even Saudi Arabia. It has been the policy of the United States, Democrats and Republicans, to do everything we could to reduce the proliferation of nuclear weapons. He even said, well, if there were a nuclear war in East Asia, well, you know, that's fine."

Trump: "Wrong."

Grade: Yes and No

Explanation: Donald Trump has said that America’s allies should pay more of their defense costs. Earlier this year Trump seemed to say that Japan might be better off if it had nuclear weapons to defend itself from North Korea. At a town hall in March he also seemed to support Saudi Arabia having nuclear weapons, but quickly corrected himself. In June, Trump denied that he wanted Japan to get nuclear weapons. Trump wants America’s allies to take more responsibility for their defense and has at times indicated it would be OK for Japan to have access to nuclear weapons to defend itself from North Korea.

Fact-check #12: Trump denies saying that pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers.

Clinton: "One thing Lester, he tried to switch from looks to stamina. But this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs. And someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers."

Trump: I never said that."

Grade: False

Explanation: In fact, Trump said just that in an October 2004 interview with NBC's "Dateline." In the interview, Trump said pregnancy is "a wonderful thing for the woman, it's a wonderful thing for the husband, it's certainly an inconvenience for a business. And whether people want to say that or not, the fact is it is an inconvenience for a person that is running a business.”

Fact-check #13: Trump on stop-and-frisk.

Holt: "Stop-and-frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York, because it largely singled out black and Hispanic young men -"

Trump: "No, you're wrong. It went before a judge who was a very against police judge. It was taken away from her and our mayor, our new mayor, refused to go forward with the case. They would have won an appeal. If you look at it, throughout the country, there are many places --"

Grade: Mostly False

Explanation: The moderator was correct. Stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in August 2013, a federal district court judge ruled the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics violated the constitutional rights of minorities, calling it a "policy of indirect racial profiling." Mayor Michael Bloomberg appealed the case. The Second Circuit Court would temporarily block the district judge's orders and removed her from the case, finding she had compromised “the appearance of impartiality surrounding this litigation.” But the court stopped short of overturning the district court’s ruling.

The stop-and-frisk program was still in the midst of the appeals process when newly-elected Mayor Bill de Blasio, who supported the district court ruling, settled the litigation and ended the controversial program.

Fact-check #14: Trump says stop and frisk works "well."

Trump: "Over 4 -- almost 4,000 people in Chicago have been killed. We have to bring back law and order. Now, whether or not in a place like Chicago, you do stop and frisk, which worked very well, [former New York] Mayor Giuliani is here, it worked very well in New York. It brought the crime rate way down, but you take the gun away from criminals that shouldn't be having it."

Grade: Yes and No

Explanation: There has been much debate about whether stop-and-frisk is effective. Trump often cites the example of the tactic being used by police in New York City, as he did this evening. While violent crime fell in New York City while stop and frisk was implemented, the crime rate also fell nationally and in places where police did not employ the tactic. Stop-and-frisk may have some limited impact, but it is not clear how effective it is. According to NYCLU data guns were recovered in only .2 percent of cases.

According to an NYPD spokesman, the use of stop-and-frisk has decreased nearly 97 percent in New York City since 2011 while crime has decreased significantly during that same period. NYPD statistics bear this out.

Fact-check #15: Clinton claims Trump’s tax plan would add $5 trillion to the debt and cost the economy jobs.

Clinton: "Independent experts have looked at what I've proposed and looked at what Donald's proposed and basically, they've said this: That if his tax plan, which would blow up the debt by over $5 trillion and would in some instances disadvantage middle class families, compared to the wealthy, were to go into effect, we would lose 3.5 million jobs and maybe have another recession."

Grade: True

Explanation: Under Trump's current tax- and spending proposal, the debt over the next decade is projected increase by about $5 trillion, according to Moody's latest estimate. Another estimate from the Committee for a Responsible Budget says “both Clinton and Trump would increase the debt relative to current law – though Trump would increase it by an order of magnitude more, and Clinton’s plan would slightly reduce deficits if we incorporated unspecified revenue from business tax reform. Specifically, we estimate Clinton’s plans would add $200 billion to the debt over the next decade, while Trump’s plans would add $5.3 trillion.

Fact-check #16: Trump on the DNC being hacked.

Trump: “I don't know if anyone knows it was Russia that broke into the DNC. She’s saying Russia, Russia, Russia, but I don’t -- maybe it was. I mean, it could be Russia, but it could also be China. Could also be lots of other people. It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, okay? You don’t know who broke into DNC.”

Grade: Mostly False

Explanation: U.S. officials –- speaking on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the information -– have uniformly told ABC News and other major news outlets that evidence in the DNC hack points directly to Russia. In addition, the firm hired by the DNC to respond to the suspected breach, CrowdStrike, conducted an investigation and later issued a statement saying it had “identified two sophisticated adversaries” as behind the hack. “Both adversaries engage in extensive political and economic espionage for the benefit of the government of the Russian Federation and are believed to be closely linked to the Russian government’s powerful and highly capable intelligence services,” CrowdStrike said. Just last week, the top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., issued a statement saying, “Based on briefings we have received, we have concluded that the Russian intelligence agencies are making a serious and concerted effort to influence the U.S. election. At the least, this effort is intended to sow doubt about the security of our election and may well be intended to influence the outcomes of the election—we can see no other rationale for the behavior of the Russians.”

Fact-check #17: Trump says Ford is moving jobs out of the U.S.

Trump: "Ford is leaving. You see that. Their small car division, leaving. Thousands of jobs leaving Michigan, leaving Ohio, they're all leaving."

Grade: Mostly False

Explanation: Though Ford has announced it is moving production of the small Ford Focus to a new plant in Mexico, the company tells ABC the move will have “absolutely no impact on U.S. jobs.” While the new plant begins production of the Focus, workers at the Michigan plant (which was manufacturing the Focus) will instead make two new vehicles.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton's running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, said Clinton showed her fitness to be commander in chief in Monday night's presidential debate while her opponent, Donald Trump, "told some whoppers."

"Hillary offered details and Donald didn’t. Hillary answered questions and Donald avoided them. Hillary told the truth and Donald told some whoppers," Kaine said today on Good Morning America. "He just seemed rattled the longer the debate wore on.

"I think it really showed her off as prepared to be commander in chief and president," Kaine said of the 90-minute debate held at Hofstra University in New York.

Voters saw the first fiery moment of the debate when Trump and Clinton discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Kaine acknowledged that Trump was "on the attack" at the top of the debate but said the Republican presidential nominee failed to provide his "own plans or policies."

"He was attacking on trade but he’s got a real weakness there," Kaine said of Trump. "If he doesn’t like what we’re doing with respect to trade, why is he making all of his products overseas? He’s part of the problem, not part of the solution."

Kaine, who campaigned in Florida on Monday, said Trump was also unable to provide an answer for why he pushed the "birther" controversy suggesting that President Obama was not a U.S. citizen.

"For five years, Donald Trump pushed a bigoted lie that President Obama wasn’t a U.S. citizen, all evidence to the contrary. All the fact checkers said that he was wrong but he kept pushing it dozens and dozens and dozens of times," Kaine said. "When he was asked to explain it by Hillary and by the moderator, Lester Holt, he just didn’t have an explanation."

Kaine suggested that Trump, who admitted in a news conference this month that Obama is a U.S. citizen, "still has to answer" for what Kaine described as the GOP leader's, "bringing us back to the most painful days in our history."

"This is fundamentally a truthfulness and trust issue," he said.

Kaine identified Clinton's best moment in the debate as when she took on Trump for an earlier comment he made about her appearance.

"He tried to change it and say, ‘No, I was talking about her stamina.’ And she said, ‘You go to 120 countries and you sit before a House Committee for 11 hours and then you talk to me about stamina,'" Kaine recalled. "The other thing that was great about it is I was watching it on a channel that had a split screen and in that moment, Hillary was going strong and ready for another four or five hours of the debate and Donald Trump was on the ropes and he was out of gas and that was really, really apparent."

Kaine will debate Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, next week at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. The senator said he has no plans to change his debate strategy against Pence after watching Clinton and Trump spar.

"Our vision is we’re stronger together as a country. The Trump ticket has a different vision," Kaine said. "Donald Trump decided when he ran for president to write a book and he put out that book and it’s called 'Crippled America.' That’s how he sees the nation we’re living in right now. Hillary and I see a very different nation, stronger together, and that’s what we’re going to talk about next Tuesday."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence praised Donald Trump's performance during Monday night's debate.

"I think Donald Trump had a great night," he said Tuesday on Good Morning America, adding that Trump "took command of the stage."

Pence also said Trump was just making his positions clear on the birther issue. "Donald Trump has been focused on a stronger America at home and abroad," Pence said, blaming the media for bringing it up.

"I was disappointed that [moderator] Lester [Holt] did not get into some of the issues that have been in the forefront of Hillary Clinton's candidacy," he said.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump pushed back against criticism he received from Hillary Clinton during Monday night's debate regarding his treatment of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, saying "she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem."

Trump made his remarks on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning in response to Clinton pointing out that Trump called Machado "Miss Piggy" while berating the Republican nominee's overall treatment of women.

"She was the winner, and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem," Trump said of Machado. "We had a real problem. Not only that, her attitude, and we had a real problem with her."

Trump spoke about Machado's appearance Tuesday while answering a question about whether or not Clinton had gotten under his skin. He said that she hadn't done so, and went on to describe Machado as "the worst we ever had," a reference to Miss Universe winners.

Machado, while representing Venezuela, competed and won Miss Universe in 1996 when she was 19 years old. She gained weight after winning the competition, and accused Trump of humiliating her based upon her appearance shortly thereafter.

"Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado," Clinton said Monday night, referring to Machado. "And she has become a U.S. citizen and you can bet she is going to vote this November."

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PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ushered the 2016 presidential campaign into a new phase Monday night, and they did it with barbs.

The two candidates faced off in their first general election debate at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, in front of what was expected to be a historic number of television viewers.

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Here are 10 moments that mattered at the first general election presidential debate:

1. Nominees Started Off on a Friendly Note but No Escaping the Sarcasm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have lobbed insults at each other from far away for months, but Monday night they tried to start their highly anticipated face off on a genteel note, although the mutual contempt was just below the surface.

When Clinton walked out in a red pantsuit and Trump in a blue tie -- the opponents’ trading traditional party colors -- the two shook hands and Clinton said, “How are you, Donald?” Perhaps trying to throw him off at the top with a warm greeting.

Shortly after the debate began, Trump talked about overseas trade deals, saying, “But in all fairness to Secretary Clinton,” before stopping himself and turning to his opponent and saying, “Yes, is that OK? Good. I want you to be very happy. It's very important to me.”

He seemed to be referring to his addressing her as “Secretary Clinton,” although it wasn’t completely clear during the moment.

2. Personal Attacks Came Early

Clinton was first to go on the attack during Monday night’s debate, taking aim at Trump’s business roots by claiming he borrowed $14 million from his father to start his real estate business.

“Donald was very fortunate in his life and that's all to his benefit. He started his business with $14 million, borrowed from his father, and he really believes that the more you help wealthy people, the better off we'll be and that everything will work out from there. I don't buy that. I have a different experience,” Clinton said, before expanding on her father’s work as a drapery maker.

Trump responded to that personal claim rather than addressing her subsequent remarks that he believes in “trumped up, trickle-down” economics.

“For one thing, and before we start on that, my father gave me a very small loan in 1975 and I built it into a company that's worth many, many billions of dollars,” Trump said.

3. Trading Barbs Over Trade

Voters saw the first fiery moment of the debate when the two candidates sparred over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Trump accused Clinton of supporting TPP, the proposed trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries along the Pacific Rim.

“And now you want to approve Trans-Pacific Partnership. You were totally in favor of it,” Trump said.

Clinton fired back, “Well, that is just not accurate. I was against it once it was finally negotiated and the terms were laid out.”

Trump then pointed to Clinton’s once referring to TPP as the “gold standard of trade deals.”

“Well, Donald, I know you live in your own reality, but that is not the facts,” Clinton said.

Clinton promoted TPP as secretary of state under President Obama, who is pushing the trade deal. While speaking in Australia in November 15, 2012, Clinton said, "TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field.” Clinton came out against the trade deal October of last year, saying that “what I know about it as of today I am not in favor of what I have learned about it.”

4. Trump Asks ‘Why Not’ Blame All the World’s Problems on Clinton

Less than 30 minutes into the debate, Trump went after Clinton, attacking her on trade, ISIS, taxes, the economy and more. Clinton quipped: "I have a feeling by the end of this evening I'm going to be blamed for everything that's ever happened.”

Trump didn’t miss a beat, saying to his opponent: “Why not?”

Clinton responded: "Why not? Yeah. Why not? Just join the debate by saying more crazy things. Now, let me say this—“

Trump interjected: "There's nothing crazy about not letting our companies bring their money back into the country,” before the moderator reminded Trump, "This is secretary Clinton's two minutes, please."

5. Trump Hit Over Not Releasing Tax Returns

Trump clashed with his Democratic rival over his decision not to release his tax returns.

“I don't mind releasing. I'm under a routine audit and it will be released,” he said. Trump went on to tout his disclosure of a different federally mandated form required by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics of everyone from presidential candidates to the postmaster general.

Trump then pivoted to attack Clinton over her private email server. “I will release my tax returns against my lawyer's wishes when she releases her 33,000 e-mails that have been deleted,” he said.

“I think you've just seen another example of bait and switch here. For 40 years, everyone running for president has release their tax returns,” she said. “You got to ask yourself: Why won't he release his tax returns?

“Maybe he doesn't want the American people, all of you watching tonight, to know that he's paid nothing in federal taxes,” she said.

6. The Birther Issue Gets on the Main Stage

Moderator Lester Holt asked Trump “what took you so long” to acknowledge that President Obama was born in the United States, bringing the Republican nominee’s recent turnaround on an issue that was central to his public positions for years.

At first, Trump claimed that two Clinton aides were the ones who initially looked into Barack Obama’s birth certificate during the 2008 campaign -- a claim that he has made before -- and then said that he was “satisfied” with when Obama released his birth certificate.

Holt noted that Obama released his longform birth certificate in 2011, but Trump continued to raise questions about it’s authenticity until 2015.

“Nobody was pressing it, nobody was caring much about it,” Trump said, referencing the years between the release and Trump’s decision this month to acknowledge Obama was born in America. “I figured you'd ask the question tonight, of course. But nobody was caring much about it. But I was the one that got him to produce the birth certificate, and I think I did a good job.”

7. Clinton Defends Being ‘Prepared’ When Trump Questions Her Time Off the Trail

Trump was talking about crime in the inner cities when he said, “I’ve been all over the place. You decided to stay home and that's OK,” seeming to jab Clinton for leaving the campaign trail in recent days to prepare for Monday night’s faceoff.

"I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate,” Clinton said. "And, yes, I did. And you know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president. And I think that's a good thing.”

Throughout the debate, Clinton tried to portray Trump as unprepared and unwilling to do the hard work to prepare for the presidency. She also hit back against an attack he regularly makes on the campaign trail: That she doesn't stump as much as he does because she doesn't have his endurance.

8. ‘Stop and Frisk’ Becomes a Big Point of Discussion

Trump’s support of “stop and frisk,” a controversial former tactic of the New York Police Department, was discussed at length during the debate.

“Stop and frisk had a tremendous impact on the safety of New York City. Tremendous beyond belief. So when you say it has no impact, it really did, it had a very very big impact,” Trump said.

Trump said that the tactic was not deemed unconstitutional -- which it was -- and added instead that “it went before a judge who was a very against-police judge.”

“They would have won an appeal,” he said, though he noted that they did not ever appeal the decision.

Trump and Clinton went on to debate various crime rates in cities like Chicago and New York for nearly 10 minutes of the debate.

9. Trump and the Iraq War Under the Microscope

Toward the end of the debate, Holt corrected Trump on whether he supported the war in Iraq before it started.

“I did not support the war in Iraq,” Trump said. "That is a mainstream media nonsense put out by her because she frankly I think the best person in her campaign is mainstream media.”

Holt corrected him, saying, “The record shows otherwise.”

The only time Trump seems to have spoken about the war publicly before it started was to Howard Stern in 2002 and seemed to support the invasion. Stern asked Trump, “Are you for invading Iraq?"

Trump appeared to hesitate, responding, “Yeah, I guess so. I wish the first time it was done correctly.”

Despite the attempt to correct him, Trump continued to stress he was against the war, saying, “The record shows that I am right.”

10. Sparring Over Stamina

Holt asked Trump about when he once said that Clinton does not have a “presidential look,” asking Trump what he meant by that. Trump pivoted to attack her “stamina.”

"She doesn't have the look, she doesn’t have the stamina,” Trump said. "I said she doesn't have the stamina. And I don't believe she does have the stamina. To be president of this country, you need tremendous stamina.”

Trump has been hitting Clinton on her stamina and strength on the campaign trail for months, but tonight Clinton tried to shut that line of attack down.

"Well, as soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease-fire, a release of dissidents, an opening of new opportunities and nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina,” Clinton said.

She also attempted to remind voters of some of the more controversial things he has said about women:

"One thing Lester, he tried to switch from looks to stamina,” Clinton said. "But this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs. And someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers. Who has said women don't deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men.”

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MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) -- There have already been fireworks between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the two candidates face off in the first presidential debate at Hofstra University Monday night.

Clinton and Trump have 90 minutes of nonstop debating, moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, to make their case to American voters why they should be in the White House.

Here are the most memorable lines of the first presidential debate so far:

“Now, in all fairness to Secretary Clinton, yes, is that OK? Good. I want you to be very happy. It's very important to me.”

Trump checked in on Clinton in the midst of criticizing her -- and her husband, former President Bill Clinton's -- stance on NAFTA.

“That's called business, by the way.”

Trump's response to Clinton's claim that he wished for the Great Recession and housing collapse so that his company could capitalize.

“Donald, I know you live in your own reality.”

In the midst of a back-and-forth disagreement over Clinton's support, or lack thereof, for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Clinton accused Trump of imagining her stance.

“You're telling the enemy everything you want to do. No wonder you've been fighting ISIS your entire adult life.”

After Clinton claimed that, unlike Trump, she had a plan to fight ISIS, Trump made the accusation that Clinton has dealt with the current crisis in the Middle East for the length of her political career.

“I have a feeling by the end of this evening I'm going to be blamed for everything that's ever happened.”

This was Clinton’s claim after Trump attacked her over companies moving jobs out of the country. Trump’s response to Clinton’s line: “Why not?” To which Clinton said, ”Why not? Yeah, why not? Just join the debate by saying more crazy things.”

“When she releases her 33,000 e-mails that have been deleted. As soon as she releases her 33,000 e-mails, I will release my tax returns.”

After a discussion about how Trump has repeatedly declined to release his tax returns until an IRS audit is completed, Trump explained what Clinton would have to do to get him to deliver them sooner. The audience broke decorum by applauding the Republican nominee. Moderator Lester Holt interjected at the conclusion of Trump’s remarks by “admonish[ing]” the audience and asking for silence.

"I can only say that I'm certainly relieved that my late father never did business with you."

After sharing the story of an architect who claims he wasn’t compensated for his work on the clubhouse of one of Trump’s golf courses, Clinton invoked her father, Hugh Rodham, who owned a drapery fabric business.

"No. You're wrong."

Trump took offense after Holt responded to the candidate's praise of stop-and-frisk practices by explaining the police tactic had been ruled unconstitutional. "It went before a judge who was a very against-police judge," continued Trump. "[New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio] refused to go forward with the case. They would have won an appeal."

"I was the one that got him to produce the birth certificate and I think I did a good job."

Trump took credit for getting President Obama to release his birth certificate in the midst of the "birther" controversy of his first term. When Holt asked the candidate why it took him so long to believe that Obama was born in the U.S., Trump tried to blame former surrogates of Clinton's for originating the dispute and said that after he got involved, he ended it.

"It also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK?"

As the discussion turned to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails, Trump mentioned speculation that a foreign nation -- perhaps Russia or China -- was behind the attack, then offered another possibility.

"I hope the fact-checkers are turning up the volume and really working hard. Donald supported the invasion of Iraq."

“Wrong,” was Trump’s immediate response to Clinton’s statement. The issue has been debated at length throughout the campaign with fact-checkers pointing to Trump’s endorsement of military action in the country in a September 2002 interview with Howard Stern six months before the war began.

"The record shows otherwise."

When Trump claimed again that he opposed the Iraq War, Holt fact-checked the candidate.

"Woo. OK."

Clinton was excited to speak again after Trump and Holt's testy Iraq War exchange.

"That line's getting a little bit old. I must say."

Trump's response to Clinton's oft-repeated claim that "a man who can be provoked by a tweet, should not have his fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes."

"She doesn't have the look, she doesn’t have the stamina. I said she doesn't have the stamina and I don't believe she does have the stamina. To be president of this country, you need tremendous stamina."

Trump's answer after Holt asked what he meant when he said that Clinton doesn’t have "a presidential look."

"As soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease-fire, a release of dissidents, an opening of new opportunities and nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina."
Clinton's rebuttal to Trump's comments on her lack of a "presidential look."

"I certainly will support the outcome of this election."

"If she wins, I will absolutely support her."

Clinton and Trump, respectively, answer the debate's final question: Will the candidates accept the results of the election as the will of the voters?

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) -- As the first presidential debate was drawing to a close, Hillary Clinton took one last chance to hammer Donald Trump, hitting at his remarks on women.

“This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs,” Clinton said fervently from the debate stage Monday night. “And someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said women don't deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men.”

The Democratic presidential nominee brought up former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who has said that Trump regularly bullied her when he took over the pageant in 1996, allegedly calling the Venezuelan beauty contestant “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.”

“And one of the worst things he said was about a woman in a beauty contest. He loves beauty contests, supporting them and hanging around them,” Clinton said. “And he called this woman ‘Miss Piggy.’ Then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado.”

Machado has since become an American citizen and has vowed to vote for Clinton, according to her Instagram.

The presidential hopefuls clashed over Trump’s remarks on women when "NBC Nightly News" anchor and debate moderator Lester Holt asked the Republican nominee to clarify controversial comments he made earlier that Clinton doesn’t have “a presidential look.” Trump said that by “look,” he meant “stamina.”

“She doesn't have the look, she doesn’t have the stamina,” Trump said from the stage at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. "To be president of this country, you need tremendous stamina."

Clinton soon chimed in, “One thing Lester, he tried to switch from looks to stamina.”

While Trump denied some of Clinton’s allegations about his comments on women, he defended his harsh words for actor Rosie O’Donnell at Monday night’s debate.

“Rosie O'Donnell, I said very tough things to her, and I think everybody would agree she deserves it, and nobody feels sorry for her,” Trump said.

Back in August 2015 during the first GOP primary debate, Fox News host and debate moderator Megyn Kelly confronted Trump about using words like “fat pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs” and “disgusting animals” to describe some women. Trump interjected and said, “Only Rosie O’Donnell.”

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Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) -- Donald Trump suggested that he held back on discussing former President Bill Clinton's "transgressions" during the first debate of the general election because his daughter, Chelsea, was "in the room."

Speaking to ABC News' Tom Llamas in the debate spin room, Trump said he thought he did "great" during the debate and that he got "everything" he "wanted to say" out, other than mentioning the "transgressions of Bill."

"I didn't wanna say what I was going to say with Chelsea in the room," Trump told ABC News. "So, maybe they're well off to bring Chelsea all the time."

Chelsea Clinton was sitting next to her father during the event. She and Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, are longtime friends.

Trump blasted Clinton for taking "cheap" shots about money that his father gave him to start his businesses and said the loan was a "very small amount of money."

The real estate mogul went on to say that Clinton is running "disgraceful" commercials about him because she's "desperate" that he's now leading in the polls.

"We're doing very well, and I'm very proud," Trump said. "We're gonna make America great again. She cannot make America great again. There's no way she can do it."

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) -- Race relations have been increasingly strained in the United States in recent months in the wake of a string of police-involved shootings and killing of several police officers and they took center stage at the first presidential debate.

Moderator Lester Holt said that after the recent police-involved shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina, a fair share of Americans say that racial tensions in this country have been "amplified" to "the highest it's been in decades."

Holt then asked the candidates how they planned to bridge a "very wide and bitter gap."

Hillary Clinton: Restore Trust Between Communities and Police and Tackle 'Plague of Gun Violence'

Clinton said that race remains "a significant challenge" in the country and "still determines too much," including where people live, the kind of public-school education they receive and how they're treated in the criminal justice system.

"We have to make sure that our police are using the best training, the best techniques, that they're well prepared to use force only when necessary," Clinton said. "Everyone should be respected by law and everyone should respect the law."

Clinton said since "the first day" of her campaign, she's called for criminal justice reform -- a two-step process she believes would help to solve existing issues.

"We have to recognize...there are so many good, brave, police officers who equally want reform," the former secretary of state went on to say. "So we have to bring communities together in order to begin working on that, as a mutual goal."

Clinton said the reason why it's necessary to "tackle the plague of gun violence" is because it's a "big contributor to a lot of" today's problems and because it's the "leading cause of death of young African-American men."

Trump: 'We Need Law and Order'

Trump began his rebuttal by saying what he says are the "couple of words" Clinton didn't want to use -- "law and order," long a theme of his campaign.

"If we don't have it, we're not gonna have a country," Trump said.

Trump said that in inner cities, African-Americans and Hispanics are "living in hell because it's so dangerous."

"You walk down the street, you get shot," Trump said about inner cities, adding that "we have to stop the violence:" in cities like Chicago, where there have been "thousands of shootings" since the beginning of 2016.

Trump said the controversial tactic of stop-and-frisk worked "very well in New York" and "brought the crime rate way down," though an NYPD spokesman tweeted Monday night that crime has "decreased significantly" since 2011. Stop-and-frisk has declined 97 percent since then.

"You take the guns away from criminals that shouldn't be having it," Trump said. "We have gangs roaming the street...and they have guns, and they shoot people, and we have to be strong."

Trump said: "We have to protect our inner cities, because African-American communities are being decimated by crime."

He then agreed with Clinton, saying, "You need better relationships between the communities and police."

Trump compared cities like Chicago and Ferguson, where the tensions run high between the communities and the police, to Dallas, where he called the relations a "beautiful thing." He then reiterated his statement that "law and order" is needed in inner cities, "because the people that are most affected by what's happening are African-American and Hispanic people."

Clinton: There's a Lot to be 'Proud Of'

Clinton said during the debate it's "really unfortunate" that Trump "paints such a dire negative picture of black communities in our country," saying that the "vibrancy of the black church, the black businesses that employ so many people" and the "opportunities that so many families are working to provide to their kids" are something to be "proud of."

"There's a lot that we should be proud of and we should be supporting and lifting up," Clinton said. "But, we do always have to make sure we keep people safe. There are the right ways of doing it, and then there are the ways that are ineffective."

But the former secretary of state said the "systemic racism in our criminal justice system" needs to be addressed.

She added that "implicit bias" is a "problem for everyone, not just police." But since encounters with police can have "literally fatal consequences," she believes the federal government could be in a position where it would "offer and provide" more support and training.

Trump: African-American Communities Have Been 'Let Down' By Politicians

Trump said that politicians "talk good" around election time, but once elected, say "see ya later" to the African-Americans whose vote they campaigned for. The Republican candidate said he's "met some of the greatest people" in African-American communities who have been "very upset with what their politicians have told them and what their politicians have done."

Trump has repeatedly claimed on the campaign trail that Democrats see African-American residents only as votes.

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ABC News(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine made an emotional visit to the Pulse nightclub, the site of the Orlando massacre, Monday along with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was gravely injured in a 2011 shooting.

Giffords, along with her husband Mark Kelly, greeted Kaine at the nightclub, and the two hugged.

Giffords, who was shot while meeting with constituents in 2011, is in Florida to attend a debate watch party organized by the Human Rights Campaign that Kaine will also attend tonight. Both Giffords and Kaine walked into the club’s parking lot, taking time to see the pictures, candles and words people have left to remember those lost in the shooting.

Kaine left white roses at the site. Giffords and Kelly also left white flowers.

They were joined by Florida Sen. Bob Nelson, Orlando Police Chief John Mina and Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign.

As the visit ended, a visibly emotional Kaine walked up to reporters. He cried as he whispered into the camera.

"This is a weird thing to say but I always hoped that the Virginia Tech one would be the worst one bad as that was, I hoped that nothing would ever eclipse it but, such as life we got work to do so,” said an emotional Kaine.

Kaine was governor during the Virginia Tech mass shooting and has called it the worst day of his life. The decision to visit the site of the Orlando shooting and pay his respects was something the senator asked to do, a campaign aide said.

The Orlando shooting left 49 dead.

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ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- While the biggest attraction during the presidential debate Monday night will be the two candidates on stage, at least some attention will likely be paid to those in the audience.

Here's a look at who the candidates invited to sit in the audience at Monday night's debate:

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's campaign Sunday morning released a partial list of guests invited by the Democratic presidential nominee to the debate at Hofstra University in New York.

The four women on the list are all supporters who have developed a special relationship with Clinton over the years. They include a 9/11 survivor; a single mom and domestic abuse survivor; and a woman who became a pen pal to Clinton when she was the first lady.

The list also includes Anastasia Somoza -- a woman with cerebral palsy who was recently featured in a campaign attack ad about Donald Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter.

Most notably, the Clinton campaign has also given Dallas Mavericks owner and Trump antagonist Mark Cuban a front-row ticket for the show.

Chelsea Clinton is also expected to attend, according to a spokeswoman for the former first daughter.

And, the Clinton camp said Monday morning it is hosting 1,200 debate-watch parties across all 50 states Monday night.

Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine will attend a watch party in Orlando, Florida, organized by the Human Rights Campaign. Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, will also attend that event, an aide said.

Donald Trump

On Monday morning, reports emerged that the Republican nominee invited Mark Geist, one of the survivors of the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, to attend the debate.

Geist has been vocal in his support of Trump's candidacy; he spoke on the first night of the Republican National Convention alongside fellow security contractor John Tiegen about the attack in Benghazi.

Trump also over the weekend fired off a tweet about a possible guest to the debate. After Mark Cuban posted about his plans to attend the event in support of Clinton, Trump tweeted Saturday: “If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!”

Bill Clinton admitted in the 1990s to having had a sexual relationship with Flowers two decades earlier.

On Sunday morning, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told ABC's This Week that Flowers, "has not been invited by the campaign."

However, the Clinton camp used Trump's tweet to accuse the Republican nominee of acting unpresidential.

"He's a reality TV star. He’s very experienced at providing television entertainment. The presidency is not about entertainment. It’s about serious decisions," Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Sunday.

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Win McNamee/Getty Images(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) -- Police escorted Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein off Hofstra University’s campus Monday afternoon before Monday night’s first presidential debate.

Authorities encountered Stein on the college campus in Hempstead, New York, and asked the third party candidate, who has not garnered enough support to participate in the debates, to show the proper credentials, which she could not do, police said.

She was “nicely escorted” off the grounds around 2:30 p.m. ET, a Nassau County Police Department spokesman told ABC News.

Stein also tweeted about the incident, saying she was on campus “doing an interview” when police put her and her team “in a van” and escorted them out. Earlier, Stein’s campaign said she had obtained a credential to come in and do interviews at the media filing center in the early afternoon.

Stein had planned to challenge her exclusion from Monday night’s event by hosting a rally outside the secured perimeter of the debate hall beginning around 5 p.m. ET. She said she will be live on Twitter’s Periscope app answering the same questions as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on the debate stage.

Stein’s campaign said she will not “risk arrest” this time, because there is an outstanding warrant for her arrest over her involvement in a recent protest against a controversial pipeline project in North Dakota. Still, her campaign spokeswoman Meleiza Figueroa said they will attempt to get the “spirited demonstration … as close to the gates as possible."

In 2012, Stein and her running mate were arrested outside Hofstra University when they tried entering the premises during a presidential debate between President Obama and then-Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in President Obama’s tenure, the Senate is set to override his veto of a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts.

The president vetoed the bill Friday, citing concerns that it could open the U.S. government to similar lawsuits.

"Our concern extends not just to the impact this would have on our relationship with Saudi Arabia, but rather the impact that this could have on the United States' relationship with countries around the world,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Friday.

The White House is also concerned that the bill could tarnish the U.S. relationship with the Gulf nation. Saudi Arabia has itself spoken critically of and personally lobbied against the effort, maintaining it had no role in assisting the 9/11 terrorists.

But the bill passed with unanimous voice votes in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, meaning the veto override, set for a Senate vote Wednesday and House vote by Friday, will likely get the two-thirds majority in both chambers needed to pass.

“I look forward to the opportunity for Congress to override the President’s veto, provide these families with the chance to seek the justice they deserve, and send a clear message that we will not tolerate those who finance terrorism in the United States,” Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, said in a statement Friday.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has also indicated she would sign the legislation into law if she wins the presidential election.

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JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Almost 20 percent of Americans surveyed said they could change their mind about the presidential election based on Monday night’s face-off between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, according to the latest ABC News/Washington poll.

In fact, 6 percent of Americans said there’s a “good chance” that Monday night could swing their vote one way or another -- more than the margin between the two candidates in most national polls over the last month.

Here are the groups to watch for during Monday night’s debate:

1. Young voters. Almost 3 in 10 young voters (28 percent) polled said they could switch their vote based on Monday night’s face-off between Clinton and Trump. A broad 60 percent of these voters went for President Barack Obama in 2012, but many are threatening to vote for third-party candidates Gary Johnson or Jill Stein this year.

2. People who don’t like either candidate. A good number of Americans surveyed who said they don’t like either major party candidate said they could change their minds Monday night. Twenty-seven percent of Americans who have an unfavorable view of both Clinton and Trump said they could change their minds, versus only 13 percent of those who like at least one of them.

3. Bernie Sanders supporters. A quarter of Americans polled who backed the Vermont senator during the Democratic primaries (26 percent) said they might flip candidates based on Monday night’s debate. Only 74 percent of them said they’re voting for Clinton, with 9 percent going for Trump and 12 percent split between Johnson and Stein.

4. Independents. A quarter of Americans (24 percent) surveyed who are not affiliated with either political party said their votes could be up in the air during Monday night’s debate. Trump has a statistically insignificant advantage among this group, 43 percent to Clinton’s 38 percent, with 10 percent going for Johnson and 2 percent for Stein.

5. People who are on the fence about voting. People who might not show up to the polls are also more likely to consider switching their votes. Only 11 percent of Americans polled who have followed the race “very closely” and 14 percent of those who were “absolutely certain” they will vote said they could change their minds. That’s compared with 24 percent and 25 percent of those who have followed the race less closely and were less certain to vote, respectively.

6. Unenthusiastic voters. Respondents who were “very enthusiastic” about voting for Clinton and Trump were largely set in stone: Only 9 percent of “very enthusiastic” Clinton backers and 3 percent of “very enthusiastic” Trump supporters said they could change their minds. That’s compared with 22 percent of less enthusiastic Clinton backers and 18 percent of less enthusiastic Trump supporters.

7. Weaker partisans and ideologues. Very strong partisans were less likely to be open to changing their votes Monday night: Just 10 percent of strong conservatives, 12 percent of liberal Democrats and 6 percent of conservative Republicans said the debates could change their votes. White men without a college degree (13 percent) and people who make $100,000 per year or more (11 percent) were also less likely to be open to a flip Monday night.

Poll results come from an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Sept. 25. The survey was conducted by landline and cellular telephones Sept. 19 to 22, 2016, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults, including 651 likely voters. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including the design effect, for the full sample and 4.5 points for likely voters.

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