Trump is narrowly leading and Clinton could certainly come back and win Ohio.
Trump's daughter Ivanka and Clinton are close friends. It could earn Hillary Clinton sympathy from female voters.
And it could open a conversation about Trump's less-than-perfect marital history.
Positive ads, by contrast, don't work, especially with a candidate such as Clinton who has been in the public eye for decades.
If that's where the numbers wind up settling, that would reflect a meaningful bounce for Clinton, who was ahead by just 1 or 2 points nationally before the debate and in a tenuous position in key Electoral College states, such as Pennsylvania and Colorado.
"I had to put up with the anchor and fight the anchor all the time on everything I said", Trump told backers in New Hampshire.
After watching the debate, Donovan said, "I would not vote for either candidate".
The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates said Friday there was indeed a problem with Donald Trump's microphone during Monday night's first general election debate.
But in the hours and days after the debate - widely acknowledged as Trump's weakest public performance since launching his political career - the presidential nominee's campaign launched a full -throated offensive. He repeatedly said "I saved her job" and added in seeming regret: "I helped somebody and this is what you get for helping somebody".
But she defended the strategy.
The Republican nominee launched the latest salvo of attacks in an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly where he claimed Holt "was much, much tougher on me than he was on Hillary".
Others on the right also brought up old allegations.
That was a reference to Bill Clinton. "But Millennials don't like Hillary anyway".
"It would be, I think, disaster to have him as president", Katz says. He said Machado promised to continue supporting her and said she would stand up to the attacks. "That was no victory for feminism".
I relate to the concerns about Trump, but I don't get the apparent blindness of some to the egregiousness of Clinton. "It's another case of the candidate's impulsive, erratic instincts becoming the strategy".
Clinton's strength in Florida, a state Trump nearly certainly needs to win if he is to compile 270 electoral votes, owes to her advantage among women and overwhelming support among Hispanics and African-Americans, the poll showed. "I mean, that, to me, is far more troubling than whatever his most recent screed against my mom or my family [is]".
"This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs", Clinton said during the debate. Clinton had no explanation for that, either, except the exhausted argument that George W. Bush caused it eight years ago - because he happened to be in office when the financial meltdown, mainly caused by do-gooder liberal housing policies, nearly wrecked the economy, and none of it is Obama's fault, simply because nothing is ever his fault. Corruption and scandal. And impeachment for lying. Now he's considering Trump but says he's still undecided. "We will be the very bright and clean future".
There is also a real possibility that bringing up Bill Clinton's transgressions could backfire, by once again casting his wife in the role of a wronged spouse. And reminders of them only boost her popularity. He was subsequently acquitted by the Senate.
"He can run his campaign however he chooses. That's up to him", she said. "I'm going to keep talking about the stakes in this election". Mr. Trump's opponent, whom you endorsed, has shown that she does not respect our laws, has violated the law with impunity and has undermined the American people for her personal gain.