Who won CNN GOP Republican debate last night: What polls and pollsters say
Ted Cruz seems to be giving way rather too easily to Marco Rubio. If you witnessed the last nightâ€™s debate of Republican party on CNN, you would have made the same conclusion without much of difficulty.
The man who looked set to give toughest time seems to be ceding his ground rather too easily. When he won Iowa caucus despite not being given a chance in pre poll surveys, there was a sort of feeling that he might attract core Republican fans who were gathering behind Donald Trump.
Nonetheless the opposite seems to be happening right now. Three straight wins for Donald Trump has forced many of the long term Ted Cruz fans to look towards the billionaire businessman for leadership. Many have also started voting for him. This may be the reason that Trumpâ€™s lead over his nearest opponent seems to be widening with every passing day.
A report while talking about his latest debate performance says, â€œCruz watched — and I do mean watched — as Rubio turned the race into a two-man contest between he and Trump.Â Cruz was strangely absent from the main back-and-forths of the night.Â To the extent Cruz was able to get into a debate with Trump, he spent his time hitting the real estate mogul for making past donations to Democrats. Cast me as skeptical that that line of attack will workâ€¦Cruz looked like the third wheel in this debate — a bad place to be with March 1 just five days awayâ€.
Another analyst seems to be of the same view. â€œTed Cruz had home-field advantage tonight, but failed to slay the Donald in Texas, where Trump is currently giving Cruz a run for his money. The two no doubt exchanged blows tonight, but Trump made contact more cleanly and more frequentlyâ€, says another report. His graph seems to be going down despite him having assembled the most effective campaign machinery among all his opponents.