Poll: Trump Still Leading, Fiorina Gains Big

Christine Rousselle
Posted: Sep 18, 2015 2:00 PM
Poll: Trump Still Leading, Fiorina Gains Big

A new poll by Morning Consult taken after Wednesday's debate shows that Donald Trump's lead is strong, but that Carly Fiorina has jumped substantially--from three percent to 10. A plurality of respondents also said that they felt as though Fiorina won the debate, followed by Trump, Carson, and Rubio.

As for who voters would pick in the actual election, Trump continues to lead the field with 36 percent, followed by Carson with 12 and Fiorina with 10.

Trump continues to lead the Republican primary field. Thirty-six percent of registered voters who watched the debate said they would choose Trump, compared with 12 percent for Carson and 10 percent for Fiorina. Rubio placed fourth, at 9 percent, followed by 7 percent for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and 6 percent for Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).

Despite the second-place finish for Carson, he was actually the biggest loser in the poll. His numbers dropped five points from 17 to 12 percent from the week before.