Sunday, August 09, 2015
Shock NBC News Poll: Trump Lead Grows After Debate
A new NBC News poll taken after last Thursday's Republican presidential debate shows Donald Trump's lead over the large field of contenders growing. Even worse news for establishment Republicans is the emergence of Ted Cruz in second place at 13% with Jeb Bush's support cratering to single digits well back in the pack. Retired surgeon Ben Carson was the only other candidate to register in double-digits with an 11% share in third place. Carly Fiorini and Marco Rubio tied with 8% each. Bush, who polled 10% in the most recent poll taken before the debate, saw his support drop to 7%.
That same poll found that 22% of respondents believed Carly Fiorni won, even though she was not in the prime-time debate. She was relegated to the debate with second-tiered candidates which aired earlier last Thursday evening. Trump came in second with 18%, while Rubio and Cruz were chosen by 13% and 12% of the respondents, respectively. It's quite remarkable that Trump's standing actually improved despite all of the negative post-debate coverage the media has given to his campaign. The media bias against Trump's candidacy appears to be backfiring.