Winners of first 2016 GOP debate move up in the polls


Last Thursday night was the first 2016 GOP debate.  The three candidates that we picked as the winners have moved up in the polls.

A new poll shows the three winners of the debate, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson have moved up. reported;

“In a new NBC News/Survey Monkey poll released on Sunday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a constitutional conservative, catapulted into second place overall, increasing by a whopping 7% over the prior poll, putting him at 13% overall ...”

“Businesswoman Carly Fiorina, who most believe won the “happy hour” debate among the bottom seven candidates, surged 6%, leapfrogging several candidates and is now tied for fourth place with Florida Senator Marco Rubio, whose numbers were unchanged following the debate."

"Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson increased his poll numbers by three points, moving into third place overall. Carson was considered to have one of the strongest closing statements of any candidate in either debate.”

Donald Trump remained on top despite being sidetracked with targeted questions by the debate moderators. 

  1. Donald Trump –  23% (up 1%)
  2. Ted Cruz – 13% (up 7%)
  3. Ben Carson – 11% (up 3%)
  4. Carly Fiorina – 8% (up 6%)

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