Debate data reveals it's still the Trump show

Publication date: 
04/2017
Authors: 
David Lazer
Oren Tsur
Katherine Ognyanova
Ryan Kennedy
Debate data reveals it's still the Trump show

Crunching the words, experts find Trump got the attention, Rubio made the most of his chances and Jeb squandered them.

A lot of ink has been spilled over last Wednesday's debate, but here's another way to talk about it. Judging purely by the data, Trump still dominated - but Fiorina and Christie really stepped forward, and Rubio made the most of the openings he had. Jeb Bush, meanwhile, had plenty of chances but largely let them slip by.

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