Who won the debate? President shares a string of online surveys showing a resounding victory and social media praises his improved performance - but pollsters give Biden the slight edge

 Polling agencies who surveyed viewers after Thursday’s presidential debate said Joe Biden won, but online supporters of President Trump disagree.

A snap poll taken by CNN gives the former vice president the edge over Trump, 53 per cent to 39 per cent.

And a poll by YouGovAmerica also found that more than half of the respondents - 54 per cent - gave the edge to Biden while just 35 per cent said the president won.

But undeterred by mainstream pollsters, the President retweeted a string of Twitter surveys from mainly conservative accounts which say he won by as much as 96%.

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Surveys of viewers who watched Thursday's debate gave the edge to Joe Biden (left), but online supporters of President Trump (right) said their candidate won

A survey conducted by US Politics Polls, which interviewed 772 likely voters who watched the debate on Thursday, gave Biden the victory - 52 per cent to just 39 per cent for Trump.

A survey conducted by US Politics Polls, which interviewed 772 likely voters who watched the debate on Thursday, gave Biden the victory - 52 per cent to just 39 per cent for Trump.

Data Progress also conducted its own snap, post-debate poll which found that Biden beat Trump by 52 per cent to 42 per cent. Seven per cent said they were undecided

Data Progress also conducted its own snap, post-debate poll which found that Biden beat Trump by 52 per cent to 42 per cent. Seven per cent said they were undecided

CNN conducted its post-debate poll by telephone, interviewing 585 registered voters who watched the showdown on Thursday night.

The poll has a sampling error of plus or minus 5.7 percentage points.

The CNN poll taken after the first debate gave Biden a victory by 60 per cent to 28 per cent for Trump. 

Data Progress also conducted its own snap, post-debate poll on Thursday, which found that Biden beat Trump by 52 per cent to 42 per cent. Seven per cent said they were undecided.


Another survey conducted by US Politics Polls, which interviewed 772 likely voters who watched the debate on Thursday, gave Biden the victory - 52 per cent to just 39 per cent for Trump.

The poll found that 9 per cent said it was a tie.

 Trump himself wasn't convinced though, and posted several tweets showing snap online polls that gave him a resounding victory.

Trump posted a screenshot from a survey by the Las Vegas Review-Journal that gave the president 92 per cent on the question of who won the debate.

The president also posted a screenshot from a survey conducted by The Blaze, which gave him 96 per cent.

Two other screenshots shared by Trump showed him winning the debate by 91 per cent.

Trump also posted a screenshot of a survey from The Daily Wire that gave him a 95 per cent to 4 per cent edge over Biden.

The president on Thursday tweeted the results of several online Twitter surveys which show him overwhelmingly beating Biden

The president on Thursday tweeted the results of several online Twitter surveys which show him overwhelmingly beating Biden

A Twitter survey posted by The Daily Wire found that Trump won by 95 per cent to just 4 per cent for Biden

A Twitter survey posted by The Daily Wire found that Trump won by 95 per cent to just 4 per cent for Biden

Trump posted a screenshot of other online Twitter surveys like the one above taken by the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Trump posted a screenshot of other online Twitter surveys like the one above taken by the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Another Twitter survey gave the president 91 per cent supporter to just 9 per cent for Biden

Another Twitter survey gave the president 91 per cent supporter to just 9 per cent for Biden

While the polls gave Biden the edge, supporters on social media insisted that the president was the superior debate performer on Thursday.

Liz Mair tweeted: ‘Sorry, but Trump won that by a country mile.

‘It probably won't matter because there are so few undecided voters and so many people have already voted early or by mail.

‘But Biden really underwhelmed and underdelivered.’

Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News and NBC host, tweeted: ‘Trump won this debate, handily. Biden wasn’t a force at all.

‘Trump was substantive, on-point, well-tempered.

‘Definitely helped himself, when it mattered most.’

Dan Crenshaw, the Republican congressman from Texas, tweeted: ‘President Trump won the debate. As for Joe, get ready for a good fact check tomorrow!’

Laura Ingraham of Fox News tweeted a photo of CNN panelists Anderson Cooper, Gloria Borger, and David Axelrod with expressionless looks on their faces.

Ingraham tweeted that their expressions were ‘how you know Trump won the debate.’

Terrence K. Williams tweeted: ‘President Trump just won the election at the debate.’

Another Twitter user commented: ‘All my liberal friends are silent on Facebook and social media. Translation: Trump won the debate.’

Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News and NBC host, tweeted: ‘Trump won this debate, handily. Biden wasn’t a force at all.'

Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News and NBC host, tweeted: ‘Trump won this debate, handily. Biden wasn’t a force at all.'

Dan Crenshaw, the Republican congressman from Texas, tweeted: ‘President Trump won the debate. As for Joe, get ready for a good fact check tomorrow!’

Dan Crenshaw, the Republican congressman from Texas, tweeted: ‘President Trump won the debate. As for Joe, get ready for a good fact check tomorrow!’

Liz Mair tweeted: ‘Sorry, but Trump won that by a country mile. It probably won't matter because there are so few undecided voters and so many people have already voted early or by mail. But Biden really underwhelmed and underdelivered.’

Liz Mair tweeted: ‘Sorry, but Trump won that by a country mile. It probably won't matter because there are so few undecided voters and so many people have already voted early or by mail. But Biden really underwhelmed and underdelivered.’

Terrence K. Williams tweeted: ‘President Trump just won the election at the debate.’

Terrence K. Williams tweeted: ‘President Trump just won the election at the debate.’

Laura Ingraham of Fox News tweeted a photo of CNN panelists Anderson Cooper, Gloria Borger, and David Axelrod with expressionless looks on their faces. Ingraham tweeted that their expressions were ‘how you know Trump won the debate.’

Laura Ingraham of Fox News tweeted a photo of CNN panelists Anderson Cooper, Gloria Borger, and David Axelrod with expressionless looks on their faces. Ingraham tweeted that their expressions were ‘how you know Trump won the debate.’

 But not everyone thought Trump had won.

In the contentious debate Trump claimed he was the 'least racist person in the room', leading actor Mark Ruffalo to hit back, calling him a 'liar' who stokes racial division to 'tear this country up'.

 And actor George Takei, who played Sulu in Star Trek, praised Biden for being 'very clear, capable and focused'.

Plenty of celebrities took issue with Trump's claim that he's the 'least racist person in the room'. 

Actress Yara Shahidi tweeted: Can we take a second to acknowledge that Trump said to Kristen Welker...A BLACK WOMAN...that he's the least racist person in the room.' 

Will & Grace actress Debra Messing tweeted: 'He can’t help it. Racism oozes from every cell. #TrumpIsARacist.' 

Alyssa Milano slammed the president for attacking Biden's family rather than his policy saying: 'Trump can't attack Biden so he attacks Biden's family. It's disgusting.' 

Actor George Takei, who played Captain Sulu in Star Trek, also praised Biden for being 'very clear, capable and focused'

Actor George Takei, who played Captain Sulu in Star Trek, also praised Biden for being 'very clear, capable and focused'

Trump claimed in the debate he's the 'least racist person in the room', leading Ruffalo to hit back saying: 'Trump has used race to repeatedly tear this country up. He won't condemn Nazis he didn't condemn White Nationalists and he has told the racist Proud Boys to, "Stand By"'

Trump claimed in the debate he's the 'least racist person in the room', leading Ruffalo to hit back saying: 'Trump has used race to repeatedly tear this country up. He won't condemn Nazis he didn't condemn White Nationalists and he has told the racist Proud Boys to, "Stand By"'

Will & Grace actress Debra Messing tweeted: 'He can’t help it. Racism oozes from every cell. #TrumpIsARacist.'

Will & Grace actress Debra Messing tweeted: 'He can’t help it. Racism oozes from every cell. #TrumpIsARacist.'

Biden brought up how in the last debate Trump told the Proud Boys to 'stand back and stand by', instead of denouncing white supremecy, but he stumbled and accidentally said the 'Poor Boys' instead of the Proud Boys.  

Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Rubbin tweeted: 'Whether he called the “Proud Boys” the “Poor Boys” accidentally or on purpose, he was right.'  

Scrubs actor Zach Braff tweeted: 'I wish Trump would stand back and stand by.' 

Who won the debate? President shares a string of online surveys showing a resounding victory and social media praises his improved performance - but pollsters give Biden the slight edge Who won the debate? President shares a string of online surveys showing a resounding victory and social media praises his improved performance - but pollsters give Biden the slight edge Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 08:49 Rating: 5

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