Vivek Ramaswamy Emerges As Standout Candidate In Post-Debate Analysis

Anti-woke businessman Vivek Ramaswamy has taken the spotlight as the “real winner” of the first Republican primary debate, as revealed by a recent J.L. Partners/DailyMail survey that has resonated with conservative voters. The findings, released on Thursday, unveiled a Republican sentiment that saw Ramaswamy emerge as the “real winner” of the debate.

Amongst 504 registered Republicans who were polled on the question of the debate’s true winner, an impressive 22 percent voiced their support for Ramaswamy. Remarkably, even the absence of former President Donald Trump couldn’t diminish his influence, with 21 percent still rallying behind him.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis followed closely with 20%, with other candidates failing to make a substantial impact as former Vice President Mike Pence earned 8%, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott garnered 6%, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley received 5%. 

Meanwhile, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum trailed with 3% each.

Ramaswamy’s exceptional performance also shone through in the survey’s assessment of the “BEST debate performance.” The businessman secured a commanding lead here as well, with 28% lauding his presentation. DeSantis followed closely with 27%, while Pence garnered 13%. Other candidates scored below 10%.

During the debate, Ramaswamy showcased his standout moments that resonated deeply with the larger Republican audience. One such moment occurred when he confronted Haley over her support for financial aid to Ukraine.

Ramaswamy further won people’s hearts by being the first to raise his hand in support of Trump, even in the scenario of a conviction in court. Trump himself expressed gratitude to Ramaswamy for his candor, quoting his belief that Trump was “the best president of the 21st century.” 

“This answer gave Vivek Ramaswamy a big WIN in the debate because of a thing called TRUTH. Thank you Vivek!” the former president wrote on Truth Social.

While Ramaswamy may trail behind Trump in popularity, recent polls have indicated a notable uptick in his support. This elevation in status was evident as he claimed a prominent spot alongside DeSantis at center stage. 

Ramaswamy’s poised and on-point demeanor underscored his readiness for the national stage, recounting his humble beginnings and how his immigrant parents’ sacrifice paved the way for his success in founding billion-dollar companies.

Ramaswamy’s assertiveness was on full display when he challenged his fellow candidates, declaring, “I’m the only person on the stage who isn’t bought and paid for.” 

He highlighted his rivals’ reliance on “ready-made, pre-prepared slogans,” positioning himself as a candidate with genuine convictions.