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Sites of the Republican primary debates. The two-hour debate invited the 10 highest-polling candidates, as measured by the average of the top five national polls selected by Fox.
In addition, all other candidates who were "consistently being offered" as choices in national polls were invited to a one-hour debate earlier that same day. The two-tiered debate hosted by Fox News on the 6th was qualitatively different from the C-SPAN forum held on the 3rd, for at least three reasons: Seven candidates who did not qualify were invited to participate in the 5 p.
In the lower tier debate with only 7 candidates, Carly Fiorina was overwhelmingly considered the best debater, while Perry and Jindal were also praised, and Gilmore, Graham, Pataki, and Santorum were criticized.
Notable conflicts between candidates included Rand Paul vs. Christie over the NSA surveillance program, Paul vs. Trump on the latter's possible third-party run, Paul vs. Trump on healthcareand Christie vs. Huckabee on the issue of welfare reform.
Trump also clashed with two of the moderators — Kelly and Wallace — on the issue of sexism with Kelly, and the issue of illegal immigration with Wallace specifically, Trump's claims that the Mexican government was deliberately sending criminals into America illegally.
Similar to the Fox News-sponsored debate in Cleveland, but with slightly different ranking-criteria, the debate was split into primetime and pre-primetime groups based on averaged polling numbers. This change was made due to an unexpected scarcity of polls taken after the August 6 debate, which would otherwise have been particularly disadvantageous to Carly Fiorina, who had significantly increased her support in polls taken after that debate but who would otherwise have been kept out of the primetime debate due to her minimal support in the large number of polls taken before the August 6 debate.
After the debate, most analysts believed that she successfully solidified her newfound status as a top-tier candidate, and successfully defended herself against attacks by Donald Trump. Marco Rubio was also largely viewed as the other strong performer of the night, and both Fiorina's and Rubio's poll numbers began to increase significantly in the wake of this debate.The Republican National Committee has ended a debate partnership with National Review after the venerable conservative magazine devoted its new issue to a "symposium" of reasons why voters should reject Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
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And yet, this repeatedly expressed view of the president-elect’s has had remarkably little effect on the Republican debate about strategy. This seems in part to be a price of Trump’s style. Sep 16, · Boards > Community Central > The Vestibule > Who won tonight's GOP Debate?
> Who won tonight's GOP Debate? Discussion in ' The Vestibule ' started by IGNAuthentic, Sep 16, Sep 17, · CNN came to the second Republican primary debate looking for a fight. This was clear long before the candidates took the podium at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
Graphics on the channel flashed “ROUND 2,” and the on-air promos featured a bell ringing, as if to start a heavyweight bout.
W hen President Obama enacted DACA by executive order in June , over the virtually unanimous opposition of GOP elected officials, one Republican senator reacted indignantly, saying over Twitter that it was “a classic Barack Obama move of choosing politics over leadership.” That senator was Lindsey Graham.