ALLOUEZ, Wis. (WBAY) – Dozens of people packed into Republican and Democratic headquarters in Brown County to watch the last presidential debate Wednesday night.
For republicans, it was really Donald Trump’s last chance on a national stage to turn the momentum around.
In the most recent national poll, Trump is trailing Hillary Clinton but the people at the Republican headquarters said he made up some ground with voters Wednesday night.
Supporters said Trump is the best choice for president because he stood his ground on many issues, specifically about immigration, Supreme Court justices and pro-life regulations.
They also said he exposed some truths about Clinton and her time in Washington by pointing out that she is a talker and never gets things done. They said trump is a doer and will stand by his word to fix Washington.
“Do you want to continue the Obama administration? Do you want to continue the policies of Washington or are you looking for a change? This is the true contrast the voters have. Do we want to change Washington? And he will change Washington, I have no question about that,” said Marian Krumberger, chair of the Brown County Republican Party.
At the Democratic headquarters, supporters said they were hoping Trump would stay on topic. They thought American viewers needed to understand his views on policy so they could make an informed choice. They said Clinton did just that by sticking to policy and explaining her positions on important topics.
At the end of the day, they said their candidate stood out because of her ability to keep her cool.
“There’s a clear choice in this race, and that’s Hillary Clinton. Who do you want running your economy? Who do you want being the commander-in-chief of your military? Who do you want running your economy, OK? Not Donald Trump, he’s too reckless,” said Rich Langan, vice chair of the Democratic party of Brown County.
A Monmouth University poll released today that is looking at the race in Wisconsin shows Clinton leading trump by seven points. Back in august, the Monmouth Poll showed Clinton with a five point lead over trump.
Supporters of both parties said they still have a lot of work to do, reaching undecided voters in Wisconsin before the election.
After the debate both parties declared victory for their candidate:
Republican Party of Wisconsin:
Donald Trump was the clear winner tonight, because he demonstrated a willingness and determination to put the American people first by fighting to make our country great again. Donald Trump showed that he will shake up the failed system in Washington, D.C. that works for insiders like Hillary Clinton and Russ Feingold, not the everyday people of Wisconsin. Once again, Hillary Clinton refused to take responsibility for lying, for endangering our national security, and for promoting a rigged system that protects the powerful few like herself.”
Democratic Party of Wisconsin:
Once again, voters saw there is only one person in this race who has the experience, judgment, and temperament to be our next Commander in Chief – and that is Hillary Clinton. During tonight’s debate, she offered detailed policies that will invest in American workers, protect Social Security and Medicare, create an economy that works for everyone, and work with our partners around the world to strengthen our security at home and abroad. Hillary Clinton’s experience as a lawyer for the Children’s Defense Fund, First Lady, US Senator, and Secretary of State makes her, as President Barack Obama said, the most qualified person to ever run for president.
“Donald Trump simply doesn’t have the temperament to be President of the United States. Throughout his campaign he has insulted and demeaned millions of Americans, cheered on Vladimir Putin as he and Russian hackers tamper with our elections, questioned why we don’t use nuclear weapons, and has said he will appoint Supreme Court justices who would roll back decades of progress.
“We must do everything we can to ensure we elect Hillary Clinton as our next President of the United States.”