Poll: Fiorina takes lead in New Hampshire post-debate

Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is leading the GOP field in New Hampshire, a new poll finds.

A Voter Gravity poll released Friday shows Fiorina with 22 percent support among Granite State GOP primary voters. She has a 4-point edge over her nearest competitor, billionaire Donald Trump, who has 18 percent support.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson nets 10 percent support, with the poll finding no other Republican White House hopeful cracking double digits in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

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The poll found Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) tied with 9 percent each.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) follows with 7 percent while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) trail him with 6 percent each.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) nabs 3 percent in New Hampshire, while Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) tie at 2 percent.

All other GOP presidential candidates, Voter Gravity added, got 6 percent overall.

Voter Gravity’s poll surveyed 2,839 New Hampshire Republican primary voters via touchtone phones on Thursday.

The poll was conducted after Fiorina’s strong performance in the second televised GOP presidential debate Wednesday night.

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO emerged from Wednesday evening’s contest, in Simi Valley, Calif., with glowing reviews and rising interest across social media platforms.

A Morning Consult poll released Friday also found her to be the winner of the debate. Twenty-nine percent of viewers thought Fiorina emerged victorious.

Trump currently leads the race for next year’s GOP presidential nomination with an average of 28.3 percent support, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of national polls.

Fiorina, meanwhile, ranks sixth with 4.7 percent support.

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