Poll: 66 Percent Of Viewers Think Trump Won The Debate

President Trump was decidedly the winner of the first presidential debate on Tuesday evening, according to post-debate polls.

One poll conducted by Telemundo of its Spanish-speaking viewers found a whopping 66 percent agreed that Trump won the contest. Only 34 percent backed Biden as the winner.

According to the Federalist, an NBC/Marist poll conducted earlier this month showed Biden was trailing behind Trump among Latino voters in the state of Florida.

“Among Florida Latino voters, which Clinton won by 27 points in 2016 and still lost the state, Trump leads with 50 percent compared to Biden’s 46,” the Federalist reports.

C-SPAN, who hosted the debate with moderator Chris Wallace, conducted its own post-debate poll where more than 239,000 participants mostly backed Trump.

A majority (66 percent) said Trump was the clear winner of the contest and only 22 percent voted in Biden’s favor.

Ten percent of those polled said neither man could be declared the winner of the contest, while 3 percent said they were unsure.

— Advertisement —

A Gallup poll published after the debate shows Americans are generally untrustworthy of the media or do not believe it reports the news “fully, accurately, and fairly.”

From the poll:

At a time when Americans are relying heavily on the media for information about the coronavirus pandemic, the presidential election and other momentous events, the public remains largely distrustful of the mass media. Four in 10 U.S. adults say they have “a great deal” (9%) or “a fair amount” (31%) of trust and confidence in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly,” while six in 10 have “not very much” trust (27%) or “none at all” (33%).


Gallup first asked this question in 1972 and has continued to do so nearly every year since 1997. Trust ranged between 68% and 72% in the 1970s, and though it had declined by the late 1990s, it remained at the majority level until 2004, when it dipped to 44%. After hitting 50% in 2005, it has not risen above 47%.

The latest findings, from Gallup’s annual Governance poll conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 13, are consistent with all but one recent trust rating — in 2016, a steep decline in Republicans’ trust in the media led to the lowest reading on record (32%).



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here