CBS conducted a poll immediately after last night’s CBS presidential debate asked Republicans and independents who they thought had won the debate.
Here is how it stacks up:
Sen. Marco Rubio 32
Donald Trump 24
Gov. John Kasich 19
Se. Ted Cruz 12
Dr. Ben Carson 8
Former Gov. Jeb Bush 5
“Marco Rubio is the clear favorite among Republicans, while independents are largely divided between Trump, Kasich, and Rubio,” CBS reported.
But when asked who was most likely to be president, more respondents chose Donald Trump.
The poll was conducted among a nationwide random sample of 601 voters who identified themselves as Republican or independent and who watched the debate.