A post-debate poll conducted by Gravis Marketing for One America News Network (OAN) shows Carly Fiorina jumping to first place at 22%, tied with Donald Trump. In their previous poll, Fiorina ranked 7th with 2.7% of the vote.
The poll, taken immediately after Wednesday night’s GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Library, has Marco Rubio rising to third place with 15 percent:
Rounding out the top five are Dr. Ben Carson at 12 percent followed by Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush tied at 6 percent. Bush drops nearly half his early September support of 11.4 percent to a post-debate 6 percent.
Fiorina also had the highest showing with GOP national voters having a 78 percent more favorable opinion of the candidate post-debate. The less favorable percent came in at 13 percent with 10 percent unchanged. Thirty-three percent of GOP voters polled believed that Fiorina won the debate, the highest of any GOP Candidate. Trump came in second with 21 percent.
According to Robert Herring, Sr., CEO of One America News Network, “One America News’ national post-debate poll shows it’s all Fiorina coming out of the second debate. It shows that some of the lesser known candidates have tremendous upside as voters across the nation become more familiar with them. Senator Rubio also had a strong showing on Wednesday picking up 3 points since our previous national poll in early September.
Last night’s biggest loser appears to be Senator Rand Paul, with 32% of respondents saying he lost the debate. Trump came in second on that question, with 17% saying he was the loser: