Ben Carson Winner, Rand Paul Big Loser in First GOP Debate
August 7th, 2015 • iizthatiiz
In the first scientific survey released since the first GOP debate, Dr. Ben Carson is the winner, and Senator Rand Paul the big loser.
Carson scored big not only winning the debate according to the survey, but also in favorability, where 80% of viewers saw the neurosurgeon in a better light after his debate performance.
Sen. Rand Paul received devastating marks, 34% saw him as the night’s biggest loser, and 67% now have a less favorable view of the libertarian-leaning Kentucky senator.
Businessman Donald Trump proved to be the most polarizing figure on stage coming in 2nd place, close behind Carson, yet 45% of Republican viewers left the debate with a less favorable opinion of the real estate mogul.
The poll surveyed over 900 registered Republican voters immediately following the debate. It was conducted by non-partisan research firm Gravis Marketing for One America News.