Non-scientific online polls may show that Donald Trump won the CNBC GOP debate, but the only candidate to get a bump in the key state of Iowa following the debate was Ted Cruz, doubling his percentage since the last poll, and now within striking distance of leaders Ben Carson and Donald Trump.
In the new KBUR-Monmouth College poll announced on Monday, November 2, Carson leads among likely Iowa caucus-voters at 28%, while Donald Trump, a former frontrunner in the state, came in second place at 20%. Cruz soared to third place at 15%, the first time the Texas senator has been polled in double digits.
Marco Rubio, who along with Cruz also had a strong debate performance, came in fourth place at 10%, while struggling RINO Jeb Bush, who recently announced massive cuts in campaign staff costs, is in fifth place. Jeb Bush is the only pure RINO establishment squish in the top five.
Carly Fiorina, who had jumped into the top-tier following a strong performance in the first GOP debate, has dropped to 4%, followed by Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal at only 2%.
Despite acting uncharacteristically bombastic at the CNBC debate, RINO pro-Obamacare Ohio Governor John Kasich, who along with Bush is an establishment and FOX News darling, is hovering with the margin of error (3.37%) of zero, as is Gilmore, Pataki and Graham. The full results can be viewed HERE.
John Kasich might have been the only Republican in America who was not appalled at the bias shown by the leftist CNBC moderators.
Ted Cruz gave the Democrat Media Complex a much-needed body slam at the CNBC debate, with a line that scored an all-time high score of 98% at pollster Frank Luntz’s focus group following the GOP debate.
Cruz announced that in the first 22 hours following the debate, Americans donated an astonishing $1.1 million to his campaign. More indicative of the national grassroots’ strength of Cruz’s presidential campaign than just the dollar amount — which is stunning — is that the average donation was only $54.
A new, competing Iowa poll by liberal Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows different results, with Trump leading, Carson in second, and Cruz still soaring into third. However, the poll shows Bobby Jindal leaping ahead of Jeb Bush, signaling even more bad news for the struggling Bush campaign.