9th Republican Presidential Debate on CBS News, South Carolina last night may impact primary
Update: The CBS News GOP debate was very fierce. It was one of the most lively debates of the Republican party till now this year. While latest polls suggest that Donald Trump has won by a huge margin, the real winner of the night, if there was any, Jeb Bush.
He not just defended well his brother and father, but went on to attack Trump in response to his vicious assault. there were six candidates who were allowed onto the stage. This included Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
Meanwhile the latest polls suggest that Trump won the last night’s debate. Donald Trump won 78.34% votes in the post debate poll. He was followed by Marco Rubio who got 8.26% votes, followed byÂ John Kasich who got 4.79%Â votes,Â Ted CruzÂ 4.5%Â and Jeb BushÂ 2.9%.
Donald Trump has been advocating US and Russia being allied. Bush said it’s “absolutely ludicrous to suggest that Russia could be a positive partner” in resolving the Syria crisis, as Trump has suggested. “Jeb is so wrong,” Trump said of Bush, as the boisterous audience reacted with a chorus of boos. “We have to fight ISIS first. You have to knock out ISIS. You can’t fight two wars at one time.”
Democratic and Republican candidates and there are reasons to believe that the outcome of primary elections is going to be very important in deciding the nomination for both the political parties.
This debate is going to be very important in more ways than one. It is the time for the weaker candidates to give up hope of gaining the nomination and they are opting out. Chris Christie is no longer in the race. The same is true of the former HP CEO Carly Fiornia. After showing some spark in the first few debates she seems to have been completely marginalized. Now she too has left the race.
With her exit, Republicans have lost the only female White House hopeful among their midst. The people who qualify for tonightâ€™s CBS News debate tonight include Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich. The six Republican hopefuls have been invited to participate in the debate at the Peace Center in Greenville.
In the meantime CBS News has said that Face the Nation anchor and CBS News political director John Dickerson will be the debate’s main moderator and will be joined by CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett and The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel. The debate will last two full hours, ending at 11 p.m. ET, and will be available to those without a television on the broadcast network’s streaming service, CBSN.
Latest poll conducted in South Carolina suggests that Donald Trump is crushing the Republican field in the state, more than doubling his closest competitor ahead of the primary on Feb. 20. Trump laps the field with 34.5 percent support in the South Carolina House Republican Caucus poll, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) with 15.5 percent support, former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 13 percent support, and Sen. Marco Rubio with 12.5 percent support. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) places fifth with 8.5 percent support, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 5 percent support.