pic.twitter.com/fBSWPygoxM — RJC (@RJC) November 8, 2023NPR reported that “NBC Nightly News” host Lester Holt and “Meet the Press” host Kristen Welker will moderate the debate, along with conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt. Issues the candidates will likely face include the Israel-Hamas war, antisemitism, the economy, abortion and Tuesday’s off-year election results. Of the candidates set to participate in the Miami debate, DeSantis is in the lead with 14.6 percent support in the Real Clear Politics average, followed by Haley at 9.4 percent, Ramaswamy at 4.4 percent, and Scott and Christie both at 2.6 percent. A Trafalgar Group poll conducted earlier this month shows Haley ahead of DeSantis, 15 to 13 percent. Former President Donald Trump continues to dominate the field, with 58.3 percent backing in the RCP average.
Trump will hold a rally in nearby Hialeah, Florida as counter-programming to the GOP debate. The former president has said it does not make sense to be part of the debates while he has such a large lead in polling. Further, Trump does not want to elevate the other candidates by appearing alongside them, NPR said. Hialeah is a heavily Hispanic community and part of a demographic that was key in the 45th president’s win in the Sunshine State in 2020, particularly. Trump’s rally will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. The Republican debate will follow an hour later, at 8 p.m. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
President Donald J. Trump will Hold a Huge Rally in Florida this Wednesday, the same night of the 3rd GOP debate. 🥳I’m not going to watch the boring Republican debate. I’d rather watch the 45th-47th President speak 🍿pic.twitter.com/VAiDVpmJXH — Freedom 🇺🇸🦅 (@PU28453638) November 5, 2023