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Trump Remains Way Out in Front in Fox News’ First Post-Debate Poll

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After (most of) the dust has settled in the war of words between Fox News and Donald Trump, the network released its first post-debate poll yesterday and guess who is still towering over the rest of the competition? That’s right, despite his comments about Megyn Kelly and Roger Ailes, Trump has actually increased his lead over the rest of the pack.

In the national survey of more than 1,000 registered voters conducted August 11-13, Trump stands at 25%, one point less than his standing in the same poll before the debate, but more than double each of his competitors. Even with the margin of error at plus or minus three points, Trump’s lead is commanding.

His closest rival in the poll is Ben Carson at 12% (up five points post-debate), followed by Ted Cruz at 10% (up four points). In fourth place is Jeb Bush with 9%, dropping six points from his second place standing before the debate, the largest decrease of any candidate.

Trump also managed to improve his standing in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup with Hillary Clinton. The Democratic frontrunner now only leads Trump by five points, 47-42%. Two months ago, Clinton led Trump 51-34%. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush fared best against Clinton, with respondents choosing the Republican 46-44% and 44-42%, respectively. However, when you throw Trump in the mix as an Independent candidate, Clinton easily beats those competitors by double digits.

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