NBC Online Poll: Clinton Wins Debate, Re-energizes Core Backers

DEM 2016 Debate

More than half of Democrats — 56 percent — who watched Hillary Clinton's performance in Tuesday night's debate say the former secretary of state won the debate, according to the latest NBC News online poll conducted nationwide by SurveyMonkey.

Just 3 percent of Democrats who watched or followed coverage of the debate said the party’s front-runner did worst, giving her a net performance score of +53.

Bernie Sanders scored a net +30, showing he still appealed to a significant number of Democrats. 

Former Gov. of Maryland Martin O’Malley scored a tepid -6 while Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb were also rated poorly, scoring a -21 and -24 respectively.

The poll was conducted Tuesday evening immediately following the debate until Thursday morning.

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