Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #12069

Geography Surveyed: South Carolina
Data Collected: 04/26/2007
Release Date: 04/26/2007 9:15 PM ET
Sponsor: WCSC-TV Charleston

Who Won SC Democratic Presidential Debate? U.S. Senator Barack Obama emerged a clear winner in tonight's debate among 8 Democratic candidates for President of the United States, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 403 South Carolina debate watchers. 31% of debate watchers say Obama won. Obama, the only black candidate, was the overwhelming favorite of black debate watchers. U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton finished in 2nd place, picked as the winner by 24% of viewers. Clinton, the only female candidate, did better among women than among men. Former U.S. Senator John Edwards finished 3rd, picked as the winner by 14%. Obama did three times better than Clinton and twice as well as Edwards among South Carolina's Independents. Obama and Clinton tied among Democrats. Edwards and Obama tied among Republicans. Clinton won among white viewers. 60% of debate viewers were white. 36% of debate viewers were black.

Filtering: 1,250 SC adults were interviewed by SurveyUSA immediately following tonight's 04/26/07 Presidential Debate among 8 candidates for the Democratic nomination. Of the 1,250 SC adults interviewed, 403 said they had listened to the debate and were included in this survey. Margin of sampling error among the 403 debate watchers is + / - 5.0%. Caution: The South Carolinians who watch a Democratic presidential debate 9 months from the SC Primary and 18 months from the General Election may not mirror the adult population of the United States. The perceived winner of a debate among 8 Democrats may or may not benefit from sustainable momentum.

  Asked of 1250 adults
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 2.7 percentage points.

Did you listen to tonight's South Carolina presidential debate?

32% Yes
67% No
0% Not Sure

  Asked of 403 who listened to the debate
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 5 percentage points.

Who won the debate?

6% Biden
24% Clinton
2% Dodd
14% Edwards
2% Gravel
3% Kucinich
31% Obama
4% Richardson
13% Not Sure

  Asked of 403 who listened to the debate
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 5 percentage points.

Who lost the debate?

8% Biden
12% Clinton
9% Dodd
5% Edwards
17% Gravel
10% Kucinich
9% Obama
9% Richardson
20% Not Sure

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