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Poll: Who do you think won the CBS GOP debate in South Carolina and why?

cbsdebate2On Saturday, six Republicans gathered at the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina, to make their case to the voters of that state.

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich were invited and participated in the debate.

According to CBS, candidates had to meet one of the three criteria to be in the debate:

1) Place among the top five candidates ranked according to the popular vote in the New Hampshire Republican primary on Feb. 9;

2) Have placed among the top three candidates ranked according to the popular vote in the Iowa Republican caucuses on Feb. 1;

3) Place among the top five candidates in an average of national and South Carolina Republican presidential polls conducted over a four-week period starting on Jan. 15, 2016 and recognized by CBS News; and receive a minimum of 3 percent in the Iowa, New Hampshire results or the South Carolina or national polls. To be included, polls must be conducted and released to the public before 12 p.m. ET on Feb. 12, 2016.

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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