Strong debate performance eases party nerves and puts Hillary in pole position
While the early election coverage has principally focused on the huge Trump-dominated field for the race to be Republican Nominee, recent news regarding the Democrat contest has been almost relentlessly bad for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Though hot favourite, rated up to 50% likely to be Next President ever since the market opened, market sentiment about the former First Lady has slipped in response to three problems.
However after a commanding performance in that debate, those worries look more like summer media froth than a guide to her electability. Commentators from across the spectrum awarded her a comfortable victory against four opponents, of whom only Sanders looks capable of making any impact.