Deciding who won the first Clinton-Trump debate is somewhat subjective. Some will insist Hillary won; others will claim the victor was The Donald. The result was close enough to a tie, that either side might claim victory.
After the 95-minute Clinton-Trump debate, there was a “reaction” panel composed of 5 or 6 people who analyzed who won or lost the debate. That panel seemed to agree that the debate was a “wash”–neither candidate won or lost in an absolute sense. But, they also seemed to agree (except for Katie Couric) that, if anyone won that debate (barely), it was Trump.
As a man whose reaction to Hillary goes much deeper than dislike, I can say I hope the “reaction” panel was right. I hope Trump won, even it the victory was only marginal.