The latest NBC News poll of the GOP Presidential Primary race has some astounding information for us. The poll bears out most of the post-debate commentary showing that almost all of the conservative candidates seem to have done well, particularly Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz, while all of the “moderate” candidates seem to have stumbled.
The poll respondents said that Fiorina won the debate and showed that conservative candidates Fiorina, Cruz, Carson, Rubio and Huckabee all surged in the poll of presidential favorites.
NBC says that there has been a major upheaval in the preferred candidates:
The top 6 – Trump, Cruz, Carson, Fiorina and Rubio
The next 6 – Bush, Walker, Paul, Huckabee, Kasich and Perry
“None of that stopped Trump from coming in at the top of the poll with 23 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz was next on the list with 13 percent…
“The surprise result from the poll might have been businesswoman Carly Fiorina’s performance. 22% said she won the debate, besting Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio and Cruz. In overall support, she came in fourth with 8% of Republican primary voters saying they would support her in a primary or a caucus.
“This may not seem like a lot, but she had a gain in support of six points, which was the second highest in the poll. Fiorina may have benefited from stepped up media coverage due to her performance in the so-called ‘Happy Hour’ debate that aired on Thursday before the prime-time event.”