Trump brags about winning online debate polls

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer chairman of Wisconsin GOP party signals he will comply with Jan. 6 committee subpoena Overnight Defense & National Security — Pentagon tells Russia to stand down Billionaire GOP donor maxed out to Manchin following his Build Back Better opposition MORE for a second day after his debate with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLet's 'reimagine' political corruption The Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second MORE is bragging about winning online polls that are unscientific and unrepresentative. 

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"Every on-line poll, Time Magazine, Drudge etc., has me winning the debate. Thank you to Fox & Friends for so reporting!" Trump tweeted Wednesday. 

 

The Republican presidential nominee is referring to online polls that often allow visitors to repeatedly vote for the person they thought won the debate, rather than more scientific surveys that poll a specific number of people across party lines.

Time magazine, which conducted one of the online snap polls that Trump bragged about, noted that it was not "statistically representative of likely voters" and should only be considered a measure of which candidate has the most energized online supporters or most social media savvy fan base. 

The more traditional polls have been favorable to Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

A Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found 49 percent of respondents thought Clinton won, while 26 percent though Trump won. Another 25 percent were undecided.

A Public Policy Polling survey found 51 percent thought Clinton won, while 40 percent thought Trump won.