If the left was fuming mad about Trump’s ever-increasing popularity before, they’ll really be fuming after some of the poll results following the first “official” Republican debate have arrived.
Especially as he has managed to do something that no GOP candidate in modern history has been able to do before.
In a nutshell: Leave it to Donald Trump to score second place in a debate that he declined to participate in.
Now that’s skill.
Per a poll obtained exclusively by Daily Mail, GOP newcomer and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy came in first, followed by Donald Trump at second place, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at third place, and former Trump Vice President Mike Pence in fourth place.
Excluding Trump, Ramaswamy scored 28 percent of the vote; DeSantis scored 27 percent; and increasingly anti-Trump Pence came in at a relatively paltry 13 percent.
Fortunately, ardent Trump supporter Tim Scott came in at 8 percent, showing real potential for toppling Pence in future debates.
That said, the appeal of Ramaswamy to beleaguered voters is certainly clear, especially given his decided lack of entrenchment with established politics.
“The real choice we face in this primary is this: Do you want a Super PAC puppet?’ asked Ramaswamy, as he took on his opponents. ‘Or do you want a patriot who speaks the truth? Do you want incremental reform, which is what you’re hearing about, or do you want revolution?” Ramaswamy boomed.
On his part, DeSantis kept the focus on his pro-law enforcement, anti-woke message, as summarized by his official campaign manager, Jame Uthmeie.
“While other candidates attacked each other, Governor DeSantis stayed focused on the American people and fighting for their future with a clear vision to fix our economy, secure the border, empower parents, back law enforcement, and stand up to the leftist elites and the DC establishment,” Uthmeie declared.
On his part, Pence attempted to insult Ramaswamy while simultaneously positioning himself as the top “anti-Trump” candidate.
“Now is not the time for on-the-job training,” Pence proclaimed pointedly, apparently failing to account for Americans tired of politicians who have gotten too used to being “on the job.”
Oftentimes, “on the job” is little more than a hop, skip, and jump away from being a RINO, after all.
The poll was conducted by James Johnson of J.L. Partners, with Johnson providing personal congratulations to at least three of the participating candidates.
“First and foremost, Vivek Ramaswamy, who has inserted himself onto the national stage and narrowly won the debate with Republican voters …
Second, Ron DeSantis, who nearly topped the poll and has very much kept his campaign alive and defied write-offs about his debate performance …
Third, Mike Pence, who voters put in third place and who may now be asserting himself as the leading anti-Trump candidate in the race,” Johnson summarized, of the candidates who took the stage.
Nonetheless, the clear winners of the debate were Trump and Ramaswamy, with the former enjoying an interview with Tucker Carlson that scored infinitely more views than the Fox-hosted debates.
Ramaswamy, however, is certainly worth keeping an eye on, especially given that the Dems’ ultimate goal is ensuring that no Republican is in the White House following the 2024 elections.
“Just getting warmed up,” Ramaswamy spokesperson Tricia McLaughlin declared.
If the left succeeds in its utterly illegal imprisonment, or worse, of Trump prior to the 2024 elections, it is clear that Americans will have to contemplate the possibility of electing a candidate aside from Trump.
After all, the Dems are undoubtedly counting on Americans becoming so disillusioned that they will fail to vote entirely, which in turn instills Biden, once again, for yet another heinous term in office.
No matter what, it is crucial that Americans who value the future of the nation for themselves and their children vote red in 2024 …
While that opportunity is still available.
Author: Ofelia Thornton