THE HILL: Declining GOP Debate Ratings Won’t Help Candidates Catch Trump

November 11, 2023

Fewer and fewer people are watching the GOP’s presidential debates, raising sharper questions about their relevance in a cycle where the party’s front-runner, former President Donald Trump, is skipping them.

Fewer than 7 million people tuned in for this week’s debate, where Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis both got solid reviews for their performances.

As it gets closer to the Iowa caucuses, some worry if Trump’s competitors have a realistic path to the GOP presidential nomination and whether the debates are even relevant, which ROKK Co-Founder and Partner, Ron Bonjean spoke to The Hill about.