Trump Happy With Online Polls, but Not With Spelling

Internet thinks he won the debate
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2016 11:30 AM CST
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump show off their t-shirts as they wait in line for a noontime rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)

(Newser) – Pundits seem to think Marco Rubio won Thursday night's debate—but for those hoping Donald Trump would see a decrease in his popularity after being attacked left and right by Rubio and Cruz, well, sorry. The Hill points out two online surveys in which Trump is leading: one at the Drudge Report in which 54% say Trump won the debate and one at Time in which 69% of respondents say Trump won. "The surveys aren’t scientific but can gauge online enthusiasm for the candidates," writes Jonathan Easley. Trump tweeted Friday morning, "Wow, every poll said I won the debate last night. Great honor!" However, he initially tweeted the sentiment by spelling "honor" as "honer," KTLA reports; that original tweet has since been deleted.

Trump also tweeted "Leightweight chocker Marco Rubio looks like a little boy on stage. Not presidential material!" and "Lightweight Marco Rubio was working hard last night. The problem is, he is a choker, and once a choker, always a chocker! Mr. Meltdown," but later corrected those to issue the same tweets with the words "lightweight" and "choker" spelled correctly. Awesomely, Merriam-Webster responded with a tweet defining "honer," "leightweight," and "chocker." (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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