In my preview of the presidential debate I said mentioned that Tim Pawlenty had the most to lose by showing up tonight and when the debate ended and Sean Hannity asked Frank Luntz’s focus group what they thought it became pretty obvious how unimpressive Pawlenty’s performance was tonight. Hands down the vast majority of Fox News’ focus group of South Carolina Republican voters chose Herman Cain as winner of the first GOP presidential debate.
Update: More bad news for Tim Pawlenty. The focus group also thinks that Rick Santorum was the runner up winner. Meanwhile Herman Cain is up 300% on Intrade.