Who won the Republican debate 2016 last night? Poll results from Google Trends

Who won the Republican debate 2016 last night? Poll results from Google Trends

Who won the Republican debate 2016 last night? Poll results from Google Trends

This was a free for all. In the absence of Donald Trump other presidential hopefuls took center stage.

While Ted Cruz was expected to use Donald Trump’s absence in best possible way. But now it is apparent that someone else used it with great dexterity.

The opportunity was grabbed with both hands by Sen. Marco Rubio. Sen. Marco Rubio said that rival Sen. Ted Cruz, was running a campaign “built on a lie,” because Cruz had shifted his position about whether undocumented immigrants should be allowed to remain in the country legally.

Rubio while attacking Cruz said, “This is the lie that Ted Cruz’s campaign is built upon”. ‘Throughout this campaign, you’ve been willing to say or do anything to get votes.” Rubio’s attack on Cruz (Tex.) was part of a difficult section for the second-place candidate, who was playing the front-runner in this debate because billionaire Donald Trump was boycotting it.

But Rubio was not the only person attacking Cruz. A few moments earlier, moderator Megyn Kelly had played video clips that showed Cruz appearing to support a comprehensive immigration bill, as long as it included an amendment that he’d proposed. Cruz’s amendment would have eliminated the possibility that undocumented immigrants could become U.S. citizens, though it left open a chance for them to obtain a permanent status as a legal resident. Now, however, Cruz has lambasted Rubio for helping to author that bill, saying that Rubio had supported “amnesty.” “Was that all an act? It’s pretty convincing,” Kelly said.

Donald Trump will not be the part of the Republican debate tonight. But it doesn’t mean that the Republican debate will be less fiery or less substantive than the last six debates that have been held by the GOP in which Trump was present.

Many people don’t seem to agree with Donald Trump’s decision to abstain from Fox News debate only because of the fact that he doesn’t like the Fox News anchor who will be moderating the debate.

Megyn Kelly seems to have completely antagonized the real estate baron who is leading almost all the polls among the Republican presidential hopefuls. The debate will be held in Des Moines, Iowa tonight for the Fox News/Google presidential debate.

rand paulThe debate, like all the previous debates will be divided in undercard and the main debates. The undercard debate will begin at 6 p.m. CST and last for an hour. The main debate will begin at 8 p.m. CST and last for two hours. The main debate will include Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

On the other hand the contenders who will be participating in the undercard debate include former HP CEO Carly Fiorina; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.

The good news for Rand Paul fans is the fact that he will be part of the main debate and will not have to appear on undercard. In order to qualify for the primetime debate, candidates had to pllace in the top six spots nationally in an average of the five most recent national polls, or place within the top five in Iowa or New Hampshire in an average of the five most recent Iowa or New Hampshire polls recognized by Fox News.

How to watch GOP Republican debate tonight: The debate will be hosted by Fox News. Anyone with an Internet connection will be able to watch online through Fox News’ website. You can also watch it on FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and the FOX News Go app. The main debate is going to broadcast live on Thursday, January 28 at 9 PM ET. It is going to be broadcast from Iowa.

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