What time is the Republican debate tonight: GOP presidential debates, watch live online on CNN
Why Ben Carsonâ€™s chips are down at the moment? There may be no special reason for this, but the man who is being largely held responsible for eclipsing Carson is none other than Texas senator Ted Cruz.
While the first position in all the polls held thus far is occupied by none other than billionaire businessman Donald Trump, other Republican hopefuls are just vying for the second spot. Whatever strategy his opponents prepare, Donald Trumpâ€™s charm is not fading despite many of his own blunders.
In the meantime Ted Cruz seems to be galloping ahead. Following the fourth GOP debate, Ted Cruz has surged to first place in Iowa and second place nationally, benefiting from the decline of Ben Carson. Notwithstanding the fact that Cruz is an outsider candidate loathed by the establishment, there are many pluses that he comes with. He is among the most experienced Republican politicians in the fray. Now there are signs that Cruz is actually becoming a serious threat to both the outsider Trump and the more conventional Marco Rubio.
The GOP debate will begin at 8:30 pm eastern time on Tuesday and will be aired on CNN. As many as nine candidates will be part of the debate on primetime stage. This include Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, and Rand Paul. But initially only first five from the above names had qualified by topping 3.5 percent in an average of national polls.
How to watch:
When: 8:30 pm Tuesday
Where: The Venetian Last Vegas
Online: At CNN.com, a free live stream will be available