Elections

The Republicans Now Leading The 2016 Field May Surprise You

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Businessman Donald Trump, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former CEO Carly Fiorina and Florida Sen. Marco Rubo are leading the field after last week’s Republican presidential debate, according to a new national Fox News poll of Republicans released Wednesday.

All four Republicans have gained ground since the last Fox News poll. Trump leads with 26 percent, followed by Carson at 18 percent and Fiorina and Rubio at 9 percent.Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 6.23.49 PM

(In the August poll, Trump was at 25 percent, Carson at 12 percent, Fiorina at 5 percent and Rubio at 4 percent).

Notably, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has fallen to 7 percent in the poll. In August, Bush was polling at 9 percent.

It’s not surprising that Fiorina is seeing her numbers rise, considering she leads the field at 27 percent when asked who performed the best at CNN’s presidential debate last week in California. Trump followed with 14 percent, Carson at 6 percent and Rubio at 5 percent.

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