Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told George Stephanopoulos that her campaign “never lost” momentum, and that she is “feeling very good” about where she is in the race.
Appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday withe George Stephanopoulos, Fiorina defended her campaign, insisting, “I’m feeling good about my momentum, actually.”
Stephanopoulos questioned Fiorina about her slipping position in the polls, and the presidential candidate responded, “Oh, wow, George, you’re a political pro, so you know we’re 100 days out. You also remember when I launched my campaign on May 4, on your show, as a matter of fact, nobody gave me a chance, including perhaps you.”
“The first Aug. 6 debate, I wasn’t on the stage,” Fiorina explained. “The second debate I had to fight my way on the stage. At this third debate I’m number four on the stage, so I’m feeling real good about my momentum, actually.”
Stephanopoulos disregarded Fiorina’s response and said, “How are you going to get it back?”
“I’ve never lost it,” she responded. “I’m in the middle of the pack, someone that no one gave any chance to, frankly. So I’m feeling very good about our ground game, very good about the momentum that we have in key states, and, of course, we have another debate coming up.”
“I remain the least well-known candidate on the field,” explained Fiorina. “Forty percent of Republican voters still don’t know who I am, so I still have a long way to introduce myself to the American people, but what all the polling data shows is that when people see me for the first time, they want to know more about me, and when they see me for the second or the third time, that translates into support, and that’s why we have so much momentum.”
Stephanopoulos also questioned Fiorina about Donald Trump and Ben Carson leading in Iowa and what it tells her.
Fiorina explained, “Well, you know what it tells me, George, is what you and I talked about on May 4. You asked me a question, was my — the fact that I never held a political office a liability and I answered you and said, ‘No, it’s a huge asset,’ because the reality is most voters, Democrats, independents and Republicans are sick of the professional political class.'”