Will Yakkers Predict the Front-Runners in Tonight’s Republican Debate Yak Chat?

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Yesterday’s New York Times/CBS News poll may have shocked some. As new numbers were released the day before the second Republican debate, the candidate who made the most gain — pulling nearly even with Donald Trump — was… Ben Carson? For millennial Yakkers who participated in last month’s live Yak Chat during the first Republican debate, however, this polling result might merit more of a “we told you so!”

On August 6, Republican hopefuls took to the Fox News stage for the first debate — and Yakkers around the country took to Yik Yak to share their reactions as the debate unfolded. Yak Chats allow Yakkers from any location to engage around live events (like the VMAs, Oscars, or World Cup Final) by posting yaks or upvoting others. And judging by the yaks that flowed in during the first Republican Debate Yak Chat, two candidates eclipsed millennials’ attention: Donald Trump and Ben Carson.

Reactions to Trump’s antics dominated the bulk of your conversation, with comments like:

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Carson, the second-most discussed candidate, generated less snark and more support:

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So what’ll the reactions look like tonight when the CNN Republican Debate gets underway? We’ll be tuning in to the Republican Debate Yak Chat LIVE on Yik Yak to see what you all have to say – and whether the next polls continue to put your most-discussed candidates at the top.