Indiana Gov. Mike Pence didn’t just win last night’s vice presidential debate. He trounced former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine so badly, it’s shaken the very base of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
With a little over four weeks until the election that polls show is neck-and-neck, it’s exactly the kind of slip-up the former of secretary of state can’t afford if she hopes to win against Republican candidate Donald Trump.
According to a CNN poll comprised almost entirely of Democrat voters, Pence still won the Tuesday debate by an impressive six points.
In other words, it wasn’t even that close – and Clinton’s already shaky base is admitting it.
But it gets worse for the Clinton campaign. According to the poll, “29% of debate watchers said what they saw Tuesday made them more apt to vote for Trump, compared with 18% who said it made them more likely to back Clinton.”
Pence won so big, a statistically significant amount of voters – mostly Democrats — are considering jumping ship and backing Trump.
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Other live polls agreed with CNN’s assessment. Pence scored big across the board, while Kaine’s desperate interruptions — 70 in total — and prepackaged zingers turned off voters.
It was so bad, in fact, that Republican pollster Frank Luntz reported his focus group was laughing out loud at Kaine… not with him.
My focus group literally laughs with Mike Pence's attacks and laughs at Tim Kaine's.
Pence goes high. ????
Kaine goes low. ???? pic.twitter.com/bXDODHNm2q
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 5, 2016
— The Horn editorial team