Who Won the 1st Debate?

Newt Gingrich: Trump won the debate. Don't believe the "Intellectual Yet Idiot" class via Fox News PHOTO: Rich Girard/altered under cc2/flickr

Newt Gingrich: Trump won the debate. Don't believe the "Intellectual Yet Idiot" class
via Fox News

PHOTO: Rich Girard/altered under cc2/flickr

The results are in: Actual scientific polls show a big win for Hillary Clinton in the first debate Via Business Insider PHOTO: Rich Girard/altered under cc2/flickr

The results are in: Actual scientific polls show a big win for Hillary Clinton in the first debate
Via Business Insider

PHOTO: Rich Girard/altered under cc2/flickr

Who won the debate? Social media and 'The Cyber' via USA Today

Who won the debate? Social media and 'The Cyber'
via USA Today

THE BASICS: Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, writing for Fox News, claims that the "Intellectual Yet Idiot class" is out of touch with the American people, who seemingly voted overwhelmingly online for Trump after the first debate. While Allan Smith of Business Insider argues that online polls are meaningless because participants self-select and that all the scientific polls show Clinton won the debate decisively. Meanwhile, Jon Swartz of USA Today writes that social media is real winner, as online discussions around the debate spiked.