(CNN)Donald Trump will live to fight another day -- but it took the nastiest, most bitterly personal presidential debate in recent memory for the Republican nominee to stanch the downward plunge.
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- How Trump's using Bill Clinton's past as a weapon
- Trump to Stern: It's okay to call my daughter a 'piece of ass '
- John McCain withdraws support
- Can Trump recover from this?
- Why Republicans can't easily dump Trump
- How the shocking Trump hot mic tape was exposed