There are two things Drudge does well: Hurricanes (Drudge was covering Hurricane Hilary a week before it hit California) and...
...presidential debates. Drudge always does its own poll for its viewers, after every debate. And, with GOP debates, it results reflect fairly well how people will vote in a Primary election.
So, according to the Drudge poll with currently well over 100,000 replies, Ramaswamy kicked GOP butt. He's a small fraction below one third of the votes. Haley's second, Ron DeSantis is third. Christie fourth.
Ramaswamy is sharp. He's made to debate. He had a few first-class zingers in the moment that couldn't have been prepared. If he's, somehow, the nominee and debates "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap?" Oy vey!
Having said that, pb thinks that DeSantis came across as the candidate who'd make the best President.
This was a win for the GOPs feisty candidates. Lively audience.