11/11/15, "Donald Trump, Marco Rubio Won GOP Debate, Poll Finds," Wall Street Journal, Aaron Zitner
"Donald Trump and Marco Rubio
won Tuesday’s night primetime Republican debate, according to an
overnight poll of Internet users who watched the contest, but Mr. Trump came out as the favorite among Republicans and left the best impression about his aiblity to serve as president.
Some 24% of debate-viewers named Mr. Trump and 23% picked Mr. Rubio as the winner of the eight-candidate event, which was sponsored by the Wall Street Journal and Fox Business News. Ted Cruz and Ben Carson followed, with 13% declaring each to have won.
Mr. Trump’s lead in the Internet survey was larger among debate-watchers who said they’d vote in a Republican primary.
Among those GOP voters, Mr. Trump was declared the winner by 28%,
with 23% naming Mr. Rubio. Mr. Cruz followed, with 16%, while Mr. Carson
Other candidates were in single
digits among GOP voters: Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina were named the
winner by 7% of GOP debate-viewers, while Jeb Bush had 3% and John Kasich 2%.
The poll was conducted for the Journal by Google Consumer Surveys. The
question asking which candidate won the debate was answered by 1,023
people who said they had watched the debate, including 708 who said
they’d vote in a Republican primary. The survey displays questions to
people who visit a set of online news, reference and entertainment
websites and asks them to answer the questions in exchange for access to
those sites. The margin of error varies by question but is less than
plus or minus four percentage points for GOP voters and three percentage
points for the full sample.
Democratic primary voters viewed the debate far differently than did Republicans.
Among Democrats, Mr. Rubio was judged the winner by the most survey respondents, followed by Messrs. Kasich, Paul and Trump.
Republican primary voters in the survey gave Mr. Trump top marks for a
number of qualities. He came in first when respondents were asked which
candidate was best able to handle the job of president, which candidate
best understands the problems facing “people like you,’’ and who would
be best able to improve the economy and keep the U.S. safe from
Mr. Rubio came in second to Mr. Trump on those questions among GOP voters.
In conducting the poll, Google Consumer Surveys infers a respondent’s
gender, age, and geographic location based on anonymous browsing
history and other data. On mobile devices, people answer questions in
exchange for credits for books, music, and apps, and answer demographic
questions when first downloading the app. Using this data, Google
Consumer Surveys builds a representative sample of thousands of
respondents. (You can see more about the methodology here.)"
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Trump was favorite of Milwaukee GOP debate among likely Republican primary voters, judged best able to handle job of president, best understands problems facing 'people like you.' Among democrats, Rubio was winner-Wall St. Journal poll conducted by Google Consumer Surveys
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