Trump falls, Fiorina jumps in GOP race: CNN/ORC poll – Yahoo Politics


Carly Fiorina’s strong performance at last week’s primetime Republican debate has catapulted her into second place behind Donald Trump in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, a new CNN/ORC national pollshows.

According to the survey, conducted three days after the Sept. 14 debate, Fiorina has 15 percent support among Republican and Republican-leaning voters, up from just 3 percent in August. The former Hewlett-Packard chief executive is one point ahead of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (14 percent), down 5 points from the previous poll.

Meanwhile, support for Trump’s candidacy — which stood at 32 percent in August — has slipped to 24 percent, the new poll shows.

Trump, Fiorina and Carson are the only candidates in the Republican field who have not held public office.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who appeared to score points on foreign policy during the debate, is fourth, at 11 percent — up from 3 percent in August.

Rounding out the top 10 are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (9 percent), Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (6 percent), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (6 percent), Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (4 percent), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at (3 percent) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (2 percent).

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who was once leading the crowded GOP field, registered less than half a percentage point of support among Republican voters, the CNN/ORC poll found.

1. Trump – 24%
2. Fiorina – 15%
3. Carson – 14%
4. Rubio – 11%
5. Bush – 9%
6. Cruz – 6%
6. Huckabee – 6%
8. Paul – 4%
9. Christie – 3%
10. Kasich – 2%

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