Fiorina spikes, Trump slumps in post-debate poll

Donald Trump still leads the race for next year’s GOP presidential nomination, with 24 percent.


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However, though Bennett’s post said Carson gained more Twitter followers than anyone, a spokesperson for the social media site reported that the biggest follower gains of the night were for Fiorina, Trump, and Bush.

Republican presidential candidates, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, and Donald Trump both speak during the CNN Republican presidential debate on September 16, in Simi Valley, California.

The poll, conducted after the debate, also puts the campaign of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker into crisis status, with the candidate once highly touted now receiving support of less than half a percentage point. Carson received 14 percent in the poll, down from the 19 percent he received in the previous CNN/ORC national poll.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) are tied with 6 percent each.

Participation in the preliminary debate did nothing for Rick Santorum, South Carolina Sen.

How did Fiorina soar to the second place?

“I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said“, Fiorina said during Wednesday night’s debate.

Viewers who stuck with the three-hour talk-fest not only became more familiar with the candidates and their positions, but also got to see them snipe at each other.

According to Green, Fiorina’s command of the stage showed she could “annihilate” Hillary Rodham Clinton in a debate.

“I’m a little surprised, because other polls have come out where I actually picked after the debate, I actually gained after the debate”, Trump said on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. Many questioned whether or not she’d continue to impress, or if she would buckle under the pressure.

TRUMP: No, look, she did a bad job at Hewlett Packard. He blasted the layoffs she over say as HP CEO.

Asked who would best handle the economy, about 44 percent of likely GOP voters said Trump. In the new poll, only 29 percent din’t have an opinion of her.


Voter Gravity conducted the poll by surveying 2,839 New Hampshire Republican primary voters through touchtone telephone responses Thursday, one day after the CNN debate. The poll is of Republicans (305 of them) and independents who lean Republican (139 in number).

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question during a town hall event at Rochester Recreational Arena