Tonight’s GOP Republican debate live stream and television coverage will take place from South Carolina, as the field of GOP nominees has been cut in less than half from its original slate of candidates. The six remaining Republican presidential candidates will hit the stage in Greenville, South Carolina tonight with the hopes of making a great impression on voters as the South Carolina primary draws near. Tonight’s GOP live stream and TV action is available through CBS networks
According to a CBS report, the stakes are high for the remaining candidates as they battle towards Super Tuesday. A strong performance at tonight’s debate can be crucial for each candidate, but especially for the bottom third in the polls. We saw firsthand last week how one “fumble” can kill momentum when Chris Christie hammered Marco Rubio over and over about repeating a “prepared” 20 -30 second line aimed towards President Barack Obama. Christie seemed to get under Rubio’s skin – and it showed in his performance. Rubio was the candidate on the rise after a strong showing in Iowa, however his stumble in New Hampshire has people thinking twice now.
One thing is for sure about these debates, the “new guys” on the block are still having a big effect on this campaign. Like them or not, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and to a certain degree Bernie Sanders are hammering home. Sanders is the only true politician of the three, but considers himself an outsider of the normal “Washington system.” Either way, all three of these heavy underdogs have already lasted a lot longer than most political experts predicted.
Hillary Clinton was supposed to “runaway” with the Democratic nominee, and long shots Donald Trump and Ben Carson were predicted to both have packed up and gone home long before the South Carolina primary. Well, that just hasn’t happened. Trump is the No. 1 candidate in the latest polls, which is incredible considering he was listed at +10000 to win the nominee back in August of 2015, while Sanders is coming off of a victory over Clinton in New Hampshire. Sanders has many folks “feeling the Bern” and like him or not, it seems millions have bought into Trump and are riding the “Trump Train!” It will be interesting to see what happens between now and March 1st.
Tonight’s GOP debate can be seen nationally on CBS and streaming online through CBSnews.com starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is a look at the current odds to win the GOP nominee.
Donald Trump -200
Marco Rubio +350
Ted Cruz +750
Jeb Bush +1000
John Kasich +1400