CBS Poll Says Sen. Marco Rubio Wins Debate

RepublicanÊpresidential candidates (L-R) Ohio Governor John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Carson participate in a CBS News GOP Debate February 13, 2016 at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Residents of South Carolina will vote for the Republican candidate …

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.

Trump 42
Rubio 22
Cruz 14

The poll was conducted among a nationwide random sample of 601 voters who identified themselves as Republican or independent and who watched the debate.


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