Tonight’s GOP Republican debate live stream online and television coverage will take place from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. The Republican field is down to the final five nominees as Jeb Bush left the race following the South Carolina primary last week. There may be five candidates left, but the real question is can anyone slow down the “Trump Train?” The Donald has won the last three primaries by a landslide, including Tuesday’s runaway win in Nevada. The GOP live stream online and TV action will be available on various CNN outlets.
According to a CNN report, Donald Trump will once again take center stage as the front-runner as he comes into tonight’s debate on a three state winning streak. While there is still a lot of time left for voters to choose the 2016 GOP nominee, if Trump does well tonight and on Super Tuesday next week, the political experts can spin all the theories on how to catch Donald Trump they want – but it isn’t going to work. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are hoping to slow down Trump’s momentum, however even with great showings tonight, they need to start winning some primaries and claim some wins of their own, and stop celebrating second and third place finishes.
The other two Republican contenders, John Kasich and Ben Carson are really feeling the pressure to start some momentum. Whispers are already starting from some Republicans to encourage Kasich and Carson to get out of the race and make room for Rubio and Cruz to try to bring Trump down. The way “The Donald” is going, that may not matter either. Like him or not, Trump is doing something that has never been done in political history. He is the first non-politician to enter the Presidential race and flat out go from the biggest underdog to the man to beat.
Donald Trump has gone from the laughable “He will never win and why is running” underdog last summer, to the GOP favorite. At +10,000 last August, Trump now sits at an incredible 1/2 favorite according to 2016 Election.com. Marco Rubio is 2/1 and incredibly Ted Cruz has fallen from 20/1 down to 45/1.
Viewers can catch tonight’s debate nationally on CNN and streaming live online through CNN.com starting at 8:30 p.m. ET. Here is a look at the current GOP odds and trends. Will Donald Trump keep running away from the field, or will one of the other nominees left in the field make a big run starting tonight?
Candidate — Odds — Trend
Donald Trump 1/2 ↑
Marco Rubio 2/1 ↑
Ted Cruz 45/1 ↓
John Kasich 50/1 ↑
Ben Carson 400/1 ↓