(Washington Examiner) The rollicking GOP presidential fight has captured the attention of world leaders, and the United States ambassador to the United Nations said the spike in viewership for the first debate can be credited to U.N. ambassadors and their staffs tuning in.
"I have not done a straw poll but my guess based on the sort of feedback in the hall is that the unprecedented viewership of the first Republican debate that some significant share, some modest share of that spike came from other country's ambassadors watching the debate," said Powers Wednesday.
She said that world leaders are more interested in the GOP field than normal. While she did not mention front-runner Donald Trump, the focus of Wednesday's CNN debate, she hinted that the leaders are eager to see somebody else emerge, someone more in tune with traditional presidents.
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