Majority Say Clinton Won Debate
A new poll by NBC News and Survey Monkey has revealed that the majority of Americans believe Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders in the recent Democratic presidential debate.
According to the numbers, 56 percent claimed Clinton won to Bernie Sander’s 33 percent.
The Hill reports:
Only 3 percent, it added, believe the former secretary of State gave the worst showing during Tuesday night’s event.
Overall, the poll found Clinton with 45 percent support compared to 31 percent support for Sanders. That’s a 3 point climb for Clinton and a 2 point uptick for her main rival.
NBC News/Survey Monkey found that Sanders is making in-roads with young voters, nabbing 54 percent of those below age 30. Clinton, in contrast, receives 24 percent among that same voting bloc.
The loser was Vice President Biden, who hasn’t decided whether he’s in the race but is thought to be nearing a decision. He won 10 percent in the poll, a downturn of 5 percent from his previous numbers in September.
Other Democratic contenders fared worse, with only 1 percent saying they thought former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) won the debate. Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) netted 0 percent.
NBC News and Survey Monkey conducted its latest survey last Tuesday-Thursday among 4,898 adults age 18 and over nationwide. It has a 2 percent margin of error.
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