Republican presidential debate: Who won? Vote in our poll.

Who Won the Republican Debate? We’re Taking a Vote.

Who Won the Republican Debate? We’re Taking a Vote.

Who's winning, who's losing, and why.
Sept. 16 2015 10:55 PM

Who Won the GOP Debate?

Vote in our poll.

Some—not all!—of the Republican presidential candidates stand onstage at the Reagan Library on Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, California.

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Now that the second Republican presidential debate is over, pundits and politicos will be gabbing about what it all means for each candidate’s campaign. Who triumphed? Who floundered? Who will ride the debate to electoral glory, and who is fated to fizzle? But TV talking heads won’t decide this election. The American people will. And all of them read Slate. So we’re turning to you, Slate readers: Who won?

Chris Kirk is a web developer at New York magazine and Slate’s former interactives editor. Follow him on Twitter.