First Set Of Post-Debate Polls Out, Donald Trump Leads Despite Blunder

First Set Of Post-Debate Polls Out, Donald Trump Leads Despite Blunder
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Several fresh post-debate polls are out showing Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential roster despite a not-so-impressive debate performance. NBC and SurveyMonkey also initiated new polls and asked many Americans who would they vote for a president should the election be held today.


Among the presidential hopefuls, Trump emerged as the first choice with 23-percent popularity. Such figure showed an increment by 22 percent from last week’s poll.

In another poll released on Monday by Morning Consult, Donald Trump was seen with an increased popularity at 32 percent nationwide from last week’s 25 percent. Reuters, too, initiated a national survey with Trump maintaining a steady rate. But said poll was reported to have 6.7 percent marginal error.

In Iowa, Public Policy Polling’s figures displayed the real estate magnate, also leading the GOP primary voters at 19 percent in Hawkeye State. Business Insider said Ben Carson trailed behind.

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‘Might Hurt Him’

Donald Trump is known to have an attitude, which according to news media, might cost him in the end.

“Donald Trump’s public fight with Fox News might hurt him in the long run. But for the time being, he continues to lead the pack,” said Dean Debnam from Public Policy Polling in a press release as quoted by Business Insider.

The GOP currently has 17 presidential candidacies, in contrast with the Democratic, which only have Senator Bernie Sanders and former State Secretary Hillary Clinton.