Everybody Hates Vivek: Republican Debate Had Plenty of Agreement On At Least One Point

August 25, 2023

At the end of the first GOP primary debate on Fox News, the Drudge Report poll had the winner as Vivek Ramaswamy, with Chris Christie in second place. The youngest Republican candidate, tech businessman Ramaswamy was the object of multiple confrontations, in addition to provoking his own. Former governor and 2016 debate veteran Christie was the most combative, and by far the most openly critical of Donald Trump. He didn’t hold back on answers, didn’t get too involved in the crosstalk or messes, and, yes, went after Ramaswamy. But one thing is clear — the way the instant polls turned and the way the debate participants felt was not the same.