Washington, D.C. - Reuters and Ipsos launched a round of polling late on the evening of Aug 6, 2015, after the end of the Fox News Republican Debate. In the Reuters/Ipsos 2016 Republican Primary horse race, Donald Trump holds the lead in our post-debate polling (currently with 24% of Republicans, unchanged from pre-debate). Jeb Bush (down) and Carly Fiorina (up) show the most movement in our pre and post poll measures.
Among Republicans who are familiar with the debate:
- Opinions towards Trump’s performance are divided, with equal numbers saying they are more positive and more negative towards Trump after the debate.
- Fiorina, Rubio, and Walker all appear to have gained some favor, with much stronger positive numbers than negative. Carson, Cruz and Huckabee also receive positive marks.
- Among all other respondents (Democrats and Independents) familiar with the debate, sentiments are more decidedly negative.
Topline results are available for download on the right side of the page.
These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted for Thomson Reuters from August 6 (post-debate) -- 10, 2015. For the survey, a sample of 823 Americans ages 18+, including 346 who identify as Democrats, 278 who identify as Republican, and 111 who identify as Independent were interviewed online. The precision of the Reuters/Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points for all, including 6.0 percentage points for Democrats; 6.7 percentage points for Republicans; 10.6 percentage points for Independents. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.
The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of one per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding.
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