From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Earlier, we noted Obama appeared to sweep the focus groups -- not true. Clinton won a Survey USA instanta-poll and tied in a focus group in Nevada that CNN conducted.
The Survey USA poll showed Clinton won the debate with 39%, Obama was next with 15%, then Biden with 14%, then Edwards with 10%. She also won on the question, "Who's the best Democratic candidate?" Here's a full breakdown of the poll.
The Nevada focus group had Bill Richardson and Hillary Clinton in a tie with six votes each. Obama was next followed by John Edwards
Also, Senior Clinton Adviser Howard Wolfson appeared this morning on MSNBC with Tim Russert during the network's "Super Tuesday" coverage. He pointed out the difference between Clinton and Obama on the issue of meeting with dictators and defended Clinton's stance that it's not realistic to pull troops out of Iraq immediately.
"The difference is we should have diplomatic conversations with other countries, but that doesn't mean that as a candidate you commit to meeting with [these leaders] in your first year without any preconditions," Wolfson said.
Wolfson defended Clinton when Russert asked if last night's debate was an "open-book test" because the 3,000 YouTube questions posed were all posted online.
"No one questions Senator Clinton can stand up on her own two feet," said Wolfson, noting the campaign and Senator Clinton herself had reviewed "some" of the questions beforehand.
Wolfson also hit back when Russert questioned him on Clinton's high negatives in some polls.
"Polls show her beating Republicans one on one, so we feel very good," Wolfson said.
"So there's not a problem?" Russert asked bluntly.
"You know what, I'd rather be winning than losing."