Hillary Clinton won the first presidential debate "hands down," but Donald Trump has a chance to correct what was a "disastrous" performance for him in the next two debates, veteran political analyst Larry Sabato said Tuesday.
That's because Clinton will likely only gain a point or two in the polls since there are not many undecided voters left to pick up, and Trump supporters will still back him, the director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics told CNBC's "Power Lunch."
"Remember what he said — you go out on Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and they'd all still support him. Well, losing a debate is a lot less serious than shooting somebody. They're not going anywhere," he said.
Trump made those comments in January at a rally in Iowa, telling the crowd, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, OK, and I wouldn't lose any voters."