The conservative Drudge Report’s instant poll shows Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTrump campaign official: Democratic debate a ‘two-hour infomercial’ for president’s reelection Trump campaign official: Debate showed Democrats don’t ‘represent working Americans’ 5 key questions ahead of Thursday’s Democratic debate MORE (D-Hawaii) as the biggest winner of the first night of the Democratic presidential debates, with nearly 45 percent of the vote just after 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

The unscientific online poll shows Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren uses debate stage to embrace ‘Medicare for All’ Trump campaign official: Democratic debate a ‘two-hour infomercial’ for president’s reelection Delaney swipes at Warren: She ‘outsourced health care to someone who isn’t even a Democrat’ MORE (D-Mass.) at a distant second, with 11.2 percent, followed by former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneyDelaney swipes at Warren: She ‘outsourced health care to someone who isn’t even a Democrat’ Democratic debate takes heat for watered-down climate questions No 2020 candidates websites are fully accessible to the blind: review MORE (D-Md.) at 8.6 percent and New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioWarren uses debate stage to embrace ‘Medicare for All’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Democrats’ first debate night GOP sen: Democrats talking about ‘Medicare for All’ shows they’re unhappy with ObamaCare MORE with 7 percent.

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At the bottom of the poll are former Rep. Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkePoll: 42 percent believe speaking Spanish during the debates is ‘pandering’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Democrats’ first debate night CNN’s Van Jones on O’Rourke after debate: ‘I think he’s done’ MORE (D-Texas) and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerMcConnell pledges to work with Democratic president on Supreme Court vacancy Warren uses debate stage to embrace ‘Medicare for All’ Poll: 42 percent believe speaking Spanish during the debates is ‘pandering’ MORE (D-N.J.) with less than 4 percent of the vote.

Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, gained attention for an exchange with rival Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) John RyanTrump campaign official: Debate showed Democrats don’t ‘represent working Americans’ McConnell on Democratic attacks: ‘I love it’ Meghan McCain praises Tulsi Gabbard’s debate performance MORE (D) after the Ohio congressman said the Taliban was behind the 9/11 attacks.

“The reality of it is if the United States is not engaged, the Taliban will grow. And we will have bigger, bolder terrorist acts, we have got to have some presence there,” Ryan said.

In response, Gabbard said that the Taliban “was there long before we came in and will be there long after we leave.”

“We cannot keep U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan thinking that we are going to somehow squash this Taliban,” she added.

“I didn’t say squash them,” Ryan replied. “When we weren’t in there they started flying planes into our buildings.”

“The Taliban didn’t attack us on 9/11. Al Qaeda did,” Gabbard said before they talked over one another.

Gabbard is at just 0.8 percent in the RealClearPolitics index of polls, trailing front-runner Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren uses debate stage to embrace ‘Medicare for All’ Trump campaign official: Democratic debate a ‘two-hour infomercial’ for president’s reelection 15.3M tune in to NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo combined for first debate MORE by more than 31 points.

She was also the most-searched candidate on GoogleTrends during Wednesday night’s event in Miami.

Gabbard previously was only most-searched in her home state of Hawaii.

Warren was the most-searched candidate pre-debate.

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