Watching some of the post debate shows last night would have you believing Donald Trump is finished. The pundits and “experts” are certain that when new national polls are released over the next few days Trump will see his numbers tank. That may very well be the case, but when it comes to two of the biggest online polls that went up immediately following the debate, Trump somehow saw his support increase.
That’s right. Trump won both the Drudge and the Time poll with a whopping 47% in both polls. In the Drudge poll only Ted Cruz was able to get above 10% and in the Time poll both Rubio and Carson cracked 10%.
Turns out the Fox crew’s attempt to use oppo-research to trap Trump might not have worked the way they planned. In fact it may be that it had the opposite outcome.
Of course, phone surveys will let us know if the numbers hold. We should see some of the polls come out any day now. But right now it looks like the debate didn’t hurt Trump at all.