Focus Groups on CNN, Fox Overwhelmingly Say Clinton Won Debate


The focus groups on both CNN and Fox News overwhelmingly agreed that Hillary Clinton won tonight’s debate.

Over on CNN, it was 18-2 for Clinton.

One of the people in the group ripped Trump for his awful temperament:

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Meanwhile on Fox News, pollster and focus group guru Frank Luntz informed everyone the results aren’t good for Trump.

Even though he did highlight big advantages Trump had, he said Clinton clearly had the edge:

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Meanwhile, MSNBC had a smaller focus group with 4 for Trump, 3 for Clinton, and no changed minds by the end of the night.

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But what really made the night was this comment from an MSNBC focus group participant:

“I am voting for the conservative party, and if this jackass just happens to be leading this mule train, so be it.”

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