The Republican Town Hall 2016 live stream online and televised coverage time arrives on Wednesday night with three candidates speaking. They’ll attempt to gain ground on the frontrunner candidate, billionaire businessman Donald Trump, ahead of the South Carolina primary which is just several days away. It should provide ample time on stage for Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson, as two of those candidates try to get some more support heading towards Saturday, while Carson will do everything he can to keep his campaign afloat. The 2016 Republican Town Hall live streaming and televised coverage arrives via CNN on Wednesday evening as part of a two-night TV event.
According to CNN.com in their Feb. 17 town hall meeting preview, tonight’s event is the first of a two-night event on CNN hosted by moderator Anderson Cooper. It will feature just three candidates tonight with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson taking the stage to field audience questions in an attempt to get some of their points made without Donald Trump around. Trump currently is dominating the field in a recent South Carolina poll, making this event that much more meaningful for the three candidates. Of note, they’ll be going on stage against Trump, as he’ll be once again doing his own thing, this time on MSNBC with the anchors from “Morning Joe.”
In particular, Ted Cruz may look to attack Trump as he seriously needs to gain some ground. Cruz needs to show he has the ability to win against Trump in South Carolina, or he could have trouble doing so just about anywhere else in the country. Cruz will possibly attack Trump on his past statements, and question whether or not the businessman can even be trusted to appoint reliably conservative Supreme Court justices. Another interesting thing to watch for tonight is to see who Marco Rubio goes after. It will either be Cruz or Jeb Bush, and could reveal whether Rubio is trying for second or third place in South Carolina.
A recent Bloomberg poll of those expected to vote in the South Carolina primary revealed that Trump is dominating all other Republican candidates. The poll shows Trump is leading in virtually all demographic groups, giving him a stronghold on the state right now. Trump will be appearing in a separate event on Wednesday opposite CNN’s, and then goes on CNN Thursday night to give him even more of an advantage heading into Saturday’s primary. With Cruz in second and Rubio and Bush also relevant, it means Ben Carson really needs to score some points tonight as he might soon find himself having to withdraw. What will Carson address in his attempt to gain the favoritism of voters? He has managed to stay afloat and actually improved from a 4 percent support statistic to 11 percent. Can he possibly improve even more tonight?
The Republican Town Hall 2016 goes live starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday night. To watch the event on live television, United States residents can use their CNN channel. To watch the Republican Town Hall meeting live streaming online, cable and satellite viewers will need to be able to log in and access the Go.CNN.com website, or CNN mobile apps. Live audio commentary may be available for Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners on channel 116 for CNN, or on channels 124 to 127 for a variety of different political talk radio stations.