Internet poll shows Tulsi Gabbard is the winner of the first democratic debate
- Research with Drudge report shows that the Democratic congressman from Hawaii wins the debate
- Gabbard told nearly 40 percent of people that they won the debate
- Elizabeth Warren became second and John Delaney became third
- Gabbard, a veteran from the Iraq war, is a Hindu woman born in American Samoa
- She is considered controversial because of her views on foreign policy
- In January 2017, Gabbard met Bashar Assad from Syria in Damascus
- The meeting took place after Assad used chemical weapons during the civil war
Tulsi Gabbard is the winner of the first democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday, according to a Drudge poll.
The popular website for collecting news collected a survey among users asking who won the debate about the 10 candidates.
Surprisingly, nearly 40 percent of those who took the survey chose the 38-year-old congressman from Hawaii as the runaway winner.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren came in second with 12.26 percent of the vote.
John Delaney, the former congressman from Maryland, was in third place while New York's mayor, Bill de Blasio, finished fourth.
House representative Tim Ryan, senator Amy Klobuchar, governor Jay Inslee, former housing minister Julian Castro, former house representative Beto R & Rourke and senator Cory Booker completed the list.
A survey from the Drudge Report news site showed that Tulsi Gabbard, the congresswoman from Hawaii, won the democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday
From left: Senator Cory Booker, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former House Rep. Beto O & Rourke, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Gabbard, Governor Jay Inslee and former House Rep. John Delaney
Surprisingly, nearly 40 percent of those who took the survey chose the 38-year-old congressman from Hawaii as the runaway winner
From the early Thursday morning, more than 70,000 people voted in the poll.
Gabbard, a Hindu woman who was born in American Samoa, is a veteran from the war in Iraq.
An important part of her campaign is the removal of US soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq.
During Wednesday's debate, Gabbard received a heated exchange with Ryan, the congressman from Ohio.
Asked about whether US troops should stay in Afghanistan, Ryan replied that they should do so because the departure would entail the risk that the Taliban & # 39; larger, braver terrorist actions & # 39; would perform.
Gabbard, who served with the National Guard in Iraq and Kuwait, quickly corrected Ryan and said it was Al Qaeda, not the Taliban, who carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
& # 39; When we were not there, they started flying planes to our buildings, & # 39; said Ryan.
& # 39; The Taliban did not attack us on 9/11, & # 39; Gabbard replied.
& # 39; Al Qaeda did it.
& # 39; That's why I and other people joined the army – to follow Al Qaeda. Not the Taliban. & # 39;
Gabbard (right) stepped into a heated exchange with Congressman Tim Ryan (left) from Ohio on Wednesday about keeping soldiers in Afghanistan
Gabbard is considered unpopular by many democrats. She supported Bernie Sanders during the 2016 primaries.
She was also a harsh critic of & # 39; regime change wars & # 39 ;.
Perhaps most controversial, she traveled to Damascus to meet with the president of Syria, Bashar Assad, in January 2017.
During the protracted civil war in Syria, Assad is believed to have used brutal means to suppress an uprising, including a widespread bombing of civilians and the use of chemical weapons.
Gabbard insisted that her journey was aimed at concluding a peace agreement and that she did not approve of Assad or his actions.
Gabbard's views on foreign policy would have loved her somewhat to Donald Trump, who briefly considered her a post in the administration.
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