Morning Consult post-debate poll
This is a poll of voters who watched the debate, which is a subset of voters who will vote on election day, however I suspect the non-debate watchers are even more likely to support Trump than those who watched.
The results are good news for Trump, good news for Carly Fiorina, bad news for everyone else, including Ben Carson who people still like but whose support dropped after the debate.
The poll also has especially bad news for Christie, Paul and Bush who have the highest unfavorable ratings. No surprise about Paul. I’m sort of surprised that Christie is viewed so unfavorably—I like him—but I think that Christie should drop out at this point rather than push on. His day in the sun has passed.
Bush, who is supposed to be the frontrunner according to experts, doesn’t look like much of a frontrunner with high unfavorable ratings and support in the single digits.
If Fiorina polls above 10% in other polls, I predict that we will see the elites in the Republican Party and the elite donors throw their support to her in order to have a challenger to Trump. I think that’s a very bad thing if they do that, but I predict that’s what they will do.
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I thought that Huckabee and Christie did well in the debate, but apparently no on else thought that. (Actually, a few pundits agreed with me about Christie, but Christie is not connecting with very many voters).