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Trump’s Popularity Drops 6 Points in New Post-Debate Poll

According to a recent Emerson College poll, the former president’s standing among Republican primary voters significantly declined after he boycotted the first GOP debate last week.

The survey, conducted Aug. 25–26, revealed that 50% of GOP primary voters intend to support Trump, down from 56% in a pre–debate poll and the lowest backing ever recorded by an Emerson survey.

1,000 registered voters were surveyed for the poll, which has a 3-point margin of error.

In the wake of the Milwaukee debate, which took place on Wednesday, a number of contenders simultaneously noticed a minor increase in support.

After the debate, support for former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley increased the most, going from 2 percent to 7 percent.

Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, now has a 12 percent support rating, an increase of 2 points from before the debate.

Mike Pence, the former vice president, received 7% of the vote in the poll, up from 3% prior to the debate.

Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy was viewed as having won the discussion last week by 27% of voters, but this did not result in a rise in his popularity, which fell from 10% to 9% in the Emerson poll.

Trump has made it known that he also intends to skip future debates, citing his significant lead in GOP primary polls and asking why he should put himself through the criticism of rival candidates when he is typically up by about 30 percentage points in many national polls.

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