A New Poll Reveals a Dip in Support for GOP Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy
A new poll shows GOP candidate Vivek Ramaswamy dipping in the polls after last week’s presidential debate, in which rival candidates criticized him as inexperienced.
Ramaswamy fell from 55 percent approval to 53 percent following the debate, and his unfavorable rating rose by 7 points to 19 percent, according to a Morning Consult poll conducted from August 24 to 27.
Before the debate, 10 percent of voters said Ramaswamy was the most electable candidate against President Joe Biden; now the number is 6 percent. Former president Donald Trump rose by 9 points as the most electable in the poll.
The polling hit comes as opponents have framed the 38-year-old entrepreneur as inexperienced.
Criticism from Fellow Republicans
Fellow Republican candidate Chris Christie christie-says-ramaswamy-is-another-obama-skinny-guy-with-an-odd-last-name/”>slammed Ramaswamy for his political inexperience during this month’s debate, comparing him to former president Barack Obama.
“The last person in one of these debates … who stood in the middle of the stage and said, ‘What’s a skinny guy with an odd last name doing up here?’ was Barack Obama,” Christie said. “I’m afraid we’re dealing with the same kind of amateur.”
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley joined in on the attack.
“You have no foreign policy experience and it shows,” Haley said during the debate.
Resurfaced Footage Raises Questions
Meanwhile, newly uncovered footage from 2003 shows an 18-year-old Ramaswamy pressing Al Sharpton, who was running for president in 2003, about his lack of political experience.
“Of all the Democratic candidates out there, why should I vote for the one with the least political experience?” he asked Sharpton in the resurfaced MSNBC clip.
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