But that’s the gist of the difference between The Donald and Carly: right-leaning media love and promote Fiorina. Marco Rubio. He was poised, confident and – at appropriate times – amusing. It comes as the repercussions of the encounter, which drew 24 million viewers nationwide, are still being sorted out in a contest where support is scattered.
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is weathering the storm of fresh controversy, remaining well ahead of his rivals in the Republican race for next year’s US presidential election. Among those with a preference, Trump leads the field at 17 percent, followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12 percent and U.S. Sen.
On the Democratic side, while a Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll this week showed Sanders passing Clinton in New Hampshire, other surveys have showed Clinton leading the Vermont senator, albeit by smaller margins than nationally.
But what almost everyone can agree on is that Trump’s dominance in the polls is impressive.
Carly Fiorina didn’t balk at the decision by Fox News to include only the top 10 contenders in the five most recent national polls as contestants in the first Republican presidential primary debate.
The controversial comments Donald Trump made last week may not have hurt him.
One, which asked DrudgeReport.com readers who won the debate, found 45 percent of more than 585,000 votes cast went to Trump, triple the 14 percent amassed by the second-place finisher, Ted Cruz.
If you’re hellbent on finding a candidate from outside the political class and you don’t like Trump because he’s not conservative enough or because he’s too …
Fiorina, who now has 10% of the support in Iowa, has for a number of months struggled to take over 1% support in any of the polls.
Actually, numerous reporters covering the debate did appear a little shocked at how well she “delivered her lines”, which is not exactly how I’d describe it. She is the former CEO of a major Fortune 500 company. Before the debate, Fiorina was in 11th place in Iowa in the RCP average.
More than half of debate watchers said they were less comfortable with Trump as a candidate.
In response to an open-ended question, Carson was most often mentioned, both for his closing remarks and his joking comments about brain surgery.
Further breaking down the data, Trump is preferred nearly four-to-one on issues related to the economy, with about 37 percent support, followed by Fiorina with 10 percent.
Rand Paul was – and is – eager for the role.
The telephone survey of 414 likely Republican voters from Friday through Monday has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points. But that’s what happened when the former Florida governor delivered a solid, policy-packed speech that at the same time gave off an air of energy, passion, and liveliness.
Bush came second with 13 per cent, while Ohio Governor John Kasich, who had previously polled poorly, surged to claim 12 per cent.
Despite the results, Suffolk University’s David Paleologos told necn Tuesday that there are indications that those who watched last week’s debate are less comfortable with the idea of Trump than they were before. “And when he insults everyone who disagrees with him, by calling them either stupid, or politically-motivated, or venal, all of which President Obama has done, I’m equally critical, it doesn’t help us solve problems”.