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GOP Debate Poll: 23.1% Changed Which Candidate They Now Support

Here are the results of our August poll on the first GOP Debate.

Which Candidate do you think won the debate?

Which_candidate_do_you_think_won_the_debate

25% Ted Cruz
23% Donald Trump
16% Marco Rubio
15% Ben Carson
7.6% John Kasich
5.5% Mike Huckabee
4.5% Rand Paul
2.1% Scott Walker
0.8% Jeb Bush
0.5% Chris Christie

Which candidate did better than you expected?

Which_candidate_did_better_than_you_expected

30.2% Ben Carson
16.6% Mike Huckabee
16.4% Marco Rubio
13.8% John Kasich
7.1% Donald Trump
6.6% Ted Cruz
2.7% Chris Christie
2.4% Jeb Bush
2.2% Rand Paul
2.0% Scott Walker

Which candidate did worse than you expected?

Which_candidate_did_worse_than_you_expected

28.1% Rand Paul
25.7% Donald Trump
18.6% Jeb Bush
8.9% Chris Christie
7.0% John Kasich
6.3% Scott Walker
2.3% Ted Cruz
1.3% Ben Carson
1.0% Mike Huckabee

Which candidate do you currently support?

Which_candidate_do_you_currently_support

27.6% Ted Cruz
22.6% Donald Trump
17% Ben Carson
8.0% John Kasich
6.8% Rand Paul
5.5% Scott Walker
3.3% Mike Huckabee
1.2% Jeb Bush
0.3% Chris Christie

Did you change which candidate you are supporting after the debate?

Did_you_change_which_candidate_you_are_supporting_after_the_debate

76.9% No
23.1% Yes

Which major party do you typically lean toward?

Which_major_party_do_you_typically_lean_toward

74.1% Republican
9.9% Libertarian
9.2% Non-partisan
4.2% Democrat
2.6% Other

Which issues do you care about the most?

Which_issues_did_you_care_about_most

11.5% Spending and Debt
10.8% Immigration
10.6% National Security
9.5% Healthcare
9.0% Tax Reform
8.4% Second Amendment
7.7% Judicial Overreach
6.3% Education
5.9% Life
5.3% Marriage
4.2% Privacy
3.8% Party Reform
3.5% Right to Work
1.8% Environment
1.7% Drug Policy

A total of 911 people took our poll.

8 replies
  1. Baron
    Baron says:

    I’ll have to go back and watch the debate again. Politicians are a great example of a group of people that consistently disappoint the populus. I’m mostly referring the inability to directly answer a direct question. An interesting fact sheet would be one that tracks who answers a question directly, if the answer is straight, fluff, B.S. or simply an attack on an opponent or the present administration (every time a response focuses on past actions/results – my response is “no sh_t candidate, and that’s not an answer”)

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  2. Bob
    Bob says:

    Interesting how among the choices for this question- the most important one was left out- a federal government that has gone rogue and has no respect for the U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights or following the rule of law or being transparent and accountable. Its all three branches- Obama with his illegal and treasonous numerous scandals and executive orders, the Supreme Court with “legislating from the bench” and disregarding the Constitution and Democracy as noted by the Chief Justice and Justice Scalia, and the Congress, which even though a Republican majority was put into place to check the other two branches- refuses to do so and continues on the same path of crony-capitalism and complete corruption. The House passed the DARK Act- to keep the American consumers in the dark in regard to knowing about dangerous GMO’s in their food, even though 95% of the American public support this labeling and Monsanto, Dupont and the other poison makers (which so skillfully poisoned our vets in Vietnam with Agent Orange and are still poisoning us all today with ggmo’s and glysophate in all the Roundup and lawn spraying) are trying to once again take away state’s rights in a dramatic overreach of the federal government to silence state laws massively approved of by the voters in said states such as Vermont.

    These are the major issues- massive and complete treason and criminal corruption.

    Which_issues_did_you_care_about_most

    11.5% Spending and Debt
    10.8% Immigration
    10.6% National Security
    9.5% Healthcare
    9.0% Tax Reform
    8.4% Second Amendment
    7.7% Judicial Overreach
    6.3% Education
    5.9% Life
    5.3% Marriage
    4.2% Privacy
    3.8% Party Reform
    3.5% Right to Work
    1.8% Environment
    1.7% Drug Policy

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  3. Jeffry Blackmon
    Jeffry Blackmon says:

    It’s strange- our “dear Gov” scored in both the did better than expected and did worse than expected! I am happy Ted Cruz did so well. I like Trump and his ideas, but he may prove to be too brash. Ted Cruz is my choice.

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  4. Harald
    Harald says:

    Very interesting. You were just to fast for me to participate. Next time. I’m really curious if the American conservatives will be tricked again to nominate a “moderate” to have the choice between the lesser of two evil.
    I guess this time it won’t work. Too much is wrong with the political elite in DC, but you never know whol has the last say.

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