Donald Trump’s lackluster performance in last Thursday’s debate was underscored by the public battle that has ensued between he and Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly in the days since.
Calling her a “bimbo” in one tweet, Trump has attempted to put the blame on Kelly for his disjointed and often incomprehensible responses to pressing questions.
But his less than stellar answers, much to the surprise of analysts, appears not to have had much impact on his lead among the GOP field.
According to an NBC News online poll conducted over the weekend, 23% still support Trump which is well within the margin of error from polls showing him as high as 25% before the debate.
Granted, the poll was unscientific and was not limited either to registered or likely voters, but the fact that Trump’s public support remains high will ensure his persona continues in the headlines.
The second GOP debate in Simi Valley, California, is just over a month away before which candidates will be jockeying anew to earn a spot on the ten-seat stage.