Carly Fiorina Won GOP Debate, but Trump Still Leads

by JOHN LAPINSKI and ALLISON KOPICKI | NBC News  |  published on September 21, 2015

More than a third of Republican voters say that Carly Fiorina performed best in the Wednesday night debate on CNN. But debate performances don’t translate into vote preference overnight, and Donald Trump maintains his position at the top of the Republican pack, according to the latest NBC News online survey conducted by SurveyMonkey from Wednesday through Friday.

The Debate

When the candidates’ negative performance percentages are subtracted from their positive percentages, Fiorina emerges the clear winner, with a positive 34, whereas Trump nets a positive 2 among Republican voters who watched or followed the debate coverage. Marco Rubio and Ben Carson also received positive reviews from Republican voters who followed the debate, with net scores of 8 and 5. Rand Paul fared poorly, scoring a negative 13.

  • KDC

    Like Freedom Force said, ” she’s Jeb Bush in a dress.”
    FIORINA BELIEVES IN MAN-CAUSED GLOBAL WARMING. In a series of interviews from 2008 (when she campaigned for John McCain) to 2010 (when she unsuccessfully ran for the Senate against Barbara Boxer), Fiorina parroted left wing talking points on carbon credits, wind and solar energy sources, and the damage humans are causing to the planet via global warming. As recently as this year, she asserted that climate change is man-made. During her Senate campaign, she also refused to endorse California’s Proposition 23, which would have suspended the economy-destroying AB32 global warming law.

    FIORINA IS AN ADMIRER OF THE GENOCIDAL OTTOMAN EMPIRE. Fiorina has issued many admiring comments regarding the Ottoman Empire, which committed the Armenian genocide.

    FIORINA OPPOSES FREE SPEECH WHEN IT OFFENDS MUSLIMS. After the Garland, TX terror attack, Fiorina likened Pamela Geller and her group of free speech advocates to “white supremacists demonstrating” and asserted that free speech is “provocative” when it offends Islamists.

    FIORINA LOST HER ONLY GENERAL ELECTION… VERY BADLY Let’s turn again to John Hawkins to wrap things up for on the matter of whether Fiorina would be a credible candidate in the general election:

    After beating [conservative Chuck] DeVore [in the GOP primary] by outspending him more than 3-to1, Fiorina went toe-to-toe with charisma-free Senator Barbara Boxer and got her brains beaten in. Surprise, surprise — Fiorina’s disastrous run at Hewlett Packard turned out to be an anchor around her neck and the fact that she was such a terrible politician that she signed off on bizarre garbage like the Demon Sheep ad (IT APPEARS at 2:26) certainly didn’t help. In a year when Republicans picked up 6 Senate seats, Boxer waltzed to a 10 point victory over Fiorina.

  • Charlie Jordan

    Fiorina said all she knew in just a few minutes and there was almost no substance. She should drop out.. The low information voters like the ones who voted for Obama are voting for her.. Who did CNN poll?

    • KDC

      The GOP…LOL…;)

  • kaunas8

    Before we all get on the Fiorina bandwagon, we should investigate her failed and negative past. Do not get wrapped up in the superficial message. Find out the truth.

  • Carrie

    There is absolutely NO way I’m voting for Fiorina! She was FIRED from hp! didn’t do well with lucent, people lost their jobs some jobs were offshored, she lost the senate race to Barbara Boxer and if Fiorina can’t beat Boxer then she really dosent stand a chance against the old war horse Hillary! Lol also I read an article that mentioned that it took Fiorina four years to pay off her staffers due to debt, Fiorina is the establishments choice which explains the msm hype.
    Just mho Fiorina isn’t a good choice she will lose, Hillary will chew her up and spit out her bones

    • unique201

      HP also gave Fiorina a $20,000,000 severance package…..

  • She wants Anchor Babies and wants a deal with Iran, so I want no Carly Fiorina! Trump knows good CEO’s and he knows the background on Fiorina, that is why there is no love lost between the two. TRUMP 2016!

  • reggie

    The whole debate was rigged. She reminded me of a puppet who had fore knowledge of the questions and carefully memorized. Fake just like her face.

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