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What College Women Thought of the Third GOP Debate

We surveyed 190 college women to find out what they thought of last week’s GOP Debate—from Ted Cruz’s rant to Rubio’s standout performance. For this survey, most of the respondents were moderate or conservative, but about 40 percent were liberal or very liberal.

About 32 percent of college women chose Marco Rubio as the debate’s winner, but he barely beat out the 30 percent of collegiettes who thought nobody won. Jeb, whose campaign has been tanking for a while, got 0 percent of the vote.

Well over half of respondents thought the candidates should have talked more about gender issues in the economy during the debate, and they generally approved of Ted Cruz calling out the moderators. But they weren’t too optimistic about the prospects of many of the candidates—They thought several were likely to drop out soon (Sorry, Kasich).

See the rest of the results below!

Katherine Mirani is the News Editor for Her Campus. She graduated from Northwestern University's journalism school in 2015. Before joining Her Campus full time, she worked on investigative stories for Medill Watchdog and the Scripps News Washington Bureau. When not obsessing over journalism, Katherine enjoys pasta, ridiculous action movies, #longreads, and her cockatiel, Oreo.