CNN Poll: Trump Leads As Fiorina, Rubio Surge; Walker Tanks


A new poll from CNN/ORC finds Donald Trump continuing to lead the Republican field for President. In the aftermath of the second Republican debate, though, the rest of the field has been completely reshuffled.

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Breitbart reports that Carly Fiorina has surged into second place, Bush has dropped to fifth and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has seen his support collapse. Walker now registers no support in the national poll.

The three hour Republican debate, hosted by CNN, broke ratings records for the network and featured deep exchanges between the candidates on a number of issues. It also, according to this poll, caused the biggest reshuffling of the Republican race since early Summer.

Trump continues to lead the race, winning the support of almost one-quarter of the Republican electorate. Businesswoman Carly Fiorina, who was making her first appearance on the main stage of a debate, has catapulted into number 2, with 15 percent support. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is third with 14, followed by Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with 11 percent. Rubio’s support has more than tripled since a CNN poll at the beginning of the month.

The three true outsider candidates, Trump, Carson and Fiorina, together command a clear majority, 53 percent, of Republican voters. In early Summer, this three had just 20 percent support among Republicans.

Read the full story at Breitbart.


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