by John Boyd
Viewers Say Hillary Clinton Would Make the Best President of the 8 Democratic candidates.
In an exclusive FactFinder 12 Scientific Survey, SurveyUSA asked Americans before and after the CNN YouTube debate.
Americans who watched the YouTube Democratic Debate on CNN went into the debate thinking Hillary Clinton would make the best President of the 8 Democrats on stage, and came out of the debate even more convinced, according to an exclusive SurveyUSA poll.
Before the debate, 40% saw Clinton as the most Presidential Democrat; after the debate, when the same respondents were re-interviewed, 43% saw her as the most Presidential Democrat.
39% of debate watchers say Clinton won the debate. 33% of debate watchers say Gravel lost the debate.
Debate watchers were asked if they viewed each Democrat positively or negatively. Comparing the before and after answers:
Biden went up 38 points, from negative 6 to 32.
Obama went up 17 points, from 24 to 41.
Clinton went up 16 points, from 34 to 50.
Edwards went up 16, from 22 to 38.
Dodd went up 15, from negative 21 to negative 6.
Richardson went up 14, from negative 1 to 13.
Kucinich went up 7, from negative 21 to negative 14.
Gravel went down 3, from negative 29 to negative 32.