Thursday, August 13, 2015

More Than Twice As Many Viewers Watched The First Republican Presidential Debate As The 2008 Obama Clinton Debate

From The Wall Street Journal, "Donald Trump, the Kingmaker: Trump has enabled the next U.S. president. But it won’t be him." by Daniel Henninger:
But Mr. Trump just did something unique in presidential politics: He delivered 24 million prospective voters to the Republican Party in its Aug. 6 primary debate on Fox News. It is a mind-boggling number.

In 2008, wunderkind Barack Obama debated Hillary Clinton—favored then as now—and 10.7 million watched, less than half Thursday’s audience. The earlier, happy-hour GOP debate Thursday had six million viewers.

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