Trump Remains the Candidate to Upstage in Second Republican Debate

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The Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential election met up on Wednesday night for the second GOP debate. Donald Trump remains the frontrunner with a New York Times/CBS poll putting neurosurgeon Ben Carson close behind. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will also take a place on the stage, the only woman in the field. We assess the debate and its highlights.


Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California

Lisa Lerer, national politics reporter for the Associated Press and former White House reporter for Bloomberg News

Joseph Tuman, professor of political and legal communications at San Francisco State University and author of "Political Communication in American Campaigns"