Ramaswamy is Now the Target of His Rivals

(TargetDailyNews.com) – Republican Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is now receiving harsher criticism from other rivals in the Republican field as the 38-year-old presidential hopeful continues to espouse policy positions that rub against the grain of mainstream Republican politics.

Ramaswamy has so far managed to combine Trump-era populism with the natural vibrance that one sees from younger, millennial-generation candidates.

Ramaswamy surprised many on August 23rd during the first Republican presidential primary debate, seemingly overperforming on stage relative to other candidates. Ramaswamy’s rivalry with former Vice President-turned-presidential candidate Mike Pence has grown significantly ever since then.

Devin O’Malley, spokesman for the Pence campaign, told the Washington Times that Ramaswamy either lies or espouses policy positions that are dangerous to the U.S. “every time [he] opens his mouth.”

Ramaswamy also seemingly made enemies with fellow GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley due to disagreements over foreign policy. Tricia McLaughlin, spokeswoman for the Ramaswamy campaign, said that Ramaswamy is an outsider who is “saying the quiet part out loud,” and that the government has been routinely lying to its citizens.

The presidential candidate has also ruffled some feathers in the media, with popular right-wing commentator David French blasting Ramaswamy in an opinion piece published in the New York Times, denouncing what he calls Ramaswamy’s “articulate ignorance.”

Despite Ramaswamy’s growth in popularity and stronger association in controversy, the presidential hopeful has so far not seen a huge bump in the polls. According to the RealClearPolitics GOP nomination polling average, Ramaswamy did receive a slight boost following the primary debate but has so far stagnated at around 7-7.1%.

Former President Donald Trump, in the meantime, continues to be the GOP’s undisputed frontrunner, leading with more than half of the would-be primary vote. His strongest contender for the presidential ticket was presumed to be Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. However, he has since plummeted to a mere 14.3%, according to the most recent polling average.

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