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CNN Poll: Trump Drops 8 Points, Fiorina Jumps to No. 2

CNN Poll: Trump Drops 8 Points, Fiorina Jumps to No. 2
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By    |   Sunday, 20 September 2015 09:42 AM

Front-runner Donald Trump is down, but still in the lead in the first poll released since Wednesday's second GOP presidential debate, while Carly Fiorina has leaped to second place.

Once-promising Scott Walker registers less than one-half of one percent.

The CNN/ORC poll showed Trump at 24 percent, down from 32 percent. Fiorina was praised for her debate performance, and it was reflected in the numbers. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO shot up from 3 percent to 15 percent, ahead of Ben Carson, who is now third, with 14 percent.

Florida Gov. Marco Rubio also got a boost, coming in fourth with 11 percent.

Not fairing so well, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, once the front-runner in Iowa. He scored less than one-half of one percent in the new poll.

Here are the poll's complete numbers:

Donald Trump 24%
Carly Fiorina 15%
Ben Carson 14%
Marco Rubio 11%
Jeb Bush 9%
Ted Cruz 6%
Mike Huckabee 6%
Rand Paul 4%
Chris Christie 3%
John Kasich 2%
Rick Santorum 1%
Jim Gilmore less than 1%
Bobby Jindal less than 1%
Goerge Pataki less than 1%
Scott Walker less than 1%

Appearing Sunday on CNN's " State of the Union," where the poll was first announced, Trump admitted to being surprised.

"Other polls have come out where I picked up after the debate," he said. "I'm in first place in every poll, but gained substantially in a couple of them. So I'm a little surprised but, you know, it's a poll."

The election, he said, is the only poll that matters.

The poll did show voters like Trump on issues.

About 44 percent said they think Trump could best handle the economy. Fiorina follows at 11 percent, Rubio at 10 and Bush at 8.

He also is strongest on immgration. Forty-seven percent of GOP voters think he could best handle the issue, with Rubio following at 15 and Bush at 9.

Trump also leads on foreign policy, though by a smaller margin, with 22 percent thinking he would fare best. Rubio comes in second at 17.

The poll was conducted September 17-19 and surveyed 1,006 adult Americans, including 924 registered voters. Four-hundred, forty-four were Republicans or independents who leave Republican. The margin of error with the Republican sample is plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

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