Who won the CNN Republican presidential debate: Polls results suggest Donald Trump won
GOP debate in Miami was not as entertaining as other Republican debates have been. The Republican presidential debate was attended by the remaining four candidates including Sen. Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
The debate that was sponsored by CNN, Salem Media Group and the Washington Times was held at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.
Republican debates have become the most watched TV programs in the last more than a month with many debates attracting thirteen to fifteen million viewers. This is huge number and Republican candidates tend to ensure that they come up with their best debating performance.
In one debate, Donald Trump abstained and he lost the primary that the polls suggested he will win hands down. Now he makes it a point to be in every debate.
In the meantime polls are out and Donald Trump seems to be the obvious choice as the winner of the debate with 81.4% people favoring him. He was voted as the winner by as many as 10,069 people. Senator Marco Rubio was proclaimed winner of the Miami debate by around 7.63% people while John Kasich got 5.59% votes and Ted Cruz 5.38% votes.
But it was not the best performance by Trump. There is no denying the fact that Thursday night’s performance was missing the blustering bravado that has marked his previous performances. Nonetheless he was able to hold his own during the last debate before the key March 15 primaries in Florida and Ohio. Trump’s weakness has been his lack of details on his specific programs and that ham stringed him again Thursday night, especially in light of stronger performances by Cruz and Rubio. Will it hurt Trump? Probably not, but it could cost him some votes in the close race in Florida, a winner-take-all-state that is crucial to anyone wanting to pick up the GOP nomination.