Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #18916
 
1Did you watch last night's Republican Presidential debate?
800 AdultsAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Yes39%45%33%28%48%38%39%36%42%**48%32%30%62%37%46%40%29%
No60%54%65%72%51%60%61%61%56%**51%67%70%36%62%53%59%69%
Not Sure1%1%1%0%1%2%1%3%2%**1%1%1%1%1%2%0%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%47%53%24%34%43%80%8%9%2%47%30%22%7%91%35%39%19%
 
 
2Who won the debate? (names rotated) Mitt Romney? Newt Gingrich? Ron Paul? Rick Santorum? Or, was there no clear winner?
310 Debate WatchersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.7%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Romney26%27%26%34%19%31%28%15%28%**26%26%30%36%25%27%29%13%
Gingrich30%27%32%32%33%26%25%54%60%**34%23%24%24%30%29%36%25%
Paul11%10%12%20%10%8%12%0%0%**11%9%11%6%12%11%7%22%
Santorum5%6%4%5%6%4%6%0%0%**5%4%7%14%4%4%8%1%
No Clear Winner28%29%26%10%33%30%29%31%12%**24%38%27%19%29%28%20%39%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Debate Watchers100%54%46%17%41%41%80%8%10%2%58%25%17%11%87%41%40%14%
 
 
3Did the debate help you make up your mind about how or whether you will vote in the primary? Did the debate make it harder for you to make up your mind? Or did the debate have no effect either way?
179 Republican Debate WatchersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 7.5%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Debate Helped47%47%47%52%45%47%42%**84%**47%****48%48%44%60%19%
Debate Made It Harder9%10%8%0%14%8%11%**0%**9%****11%9%13%2%0%
Debate Had No Effect41%39%44%48%37%44%46%**0%**41%****41%40%42%38%47%
Not Sure3%4%1%0%5%1%1%**16%**3%****0%3%1%0%34%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%0%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Republican Debate Watchers100%55%45%15%45%40%82%2%13%3%100%0%0%16%81%58%33%6%
 
 
4How would you rate the job done by the moderator? Excellent? Good? Fair? Or poor?
310 Debate WatchersAllGenderAgeRaceParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeology
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.7%MaleFemale18-3435-5455+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberal
Excellent24%26%21%25%17%30%27%13%5%**18%29%31%8%26%17%23%42%
Good38%29%50%30%42%37%39%24%47%**39%46%25%13%41%29%51%25%
Fair25%29%19%22%26%24%22%25%47%**26%14%36%56%21%34%19%19%
Poor13%15%11%22%14%9%12%37%0%**17%9%8%23%12%21%7%10%
Not Sure0%1%0%0%1%0%1%0%0%**0%2%0%0%1%0%0%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Debate Watchers100%54%46%17%41%41%80%8%10%2%58%25%17%11%87%41%40%14%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.