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Carly Fiorina Gains Ground

Carly Fiorina Gains Ground

A 14 point jump since April

A recent poll by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News found that a handful of Republican presidential candidates have seen an increase in support but one of the the biggest jumps went to Carly Fiorina:

GOP 2016 Hopefuls Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee Gain Ground in WSJ/NBC News Poll

Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina all gained significant ground with Republican primary voters in the weeks since they announced their candidacy for the party’s presidential nomination, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul moved in the opposite direction over the same period, with the share of likely GOP primary voters who said they could see themselves backing him falling from 59% in late April to 49% in mid-June. The decline came as Mr. Paul battled fellow Republicans over his effort to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records…

The biggest movers in the new survey were Ms. Fiorina and Messrs. Carson and Huckabee.

The share of Republican primary voters who said they were open to supporting Ms. Fiorina, a former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co., jumped from 17% in April to 31% in June, about even with the 29% who said they weren’t open to supporting her.

Fiorina was a guest on the Sean Hannity show Friday night and was offered one minute to make the case for her candidacy to the American people:

As Fiorina’s prospects rise, so do her chances of being included in the top tier Republican debates, and she’s campaigning aggressively for that opportunity.

David Jackson of USA Today:

Fiorina: Get me on the GOP debate stage, I’ll take on Clinton

Republican candidate Carly Fiorina campaigned not just for the presidency on Saturday, but for the right to get on the debate stage with her GOP opponents.

The first GOP debate must include someone “who will not be afraid to throw punches all night,” Fiorina told a forum of religious and social conservatives.

Fiorina could be excluded from the first debate set for Aug. 6 in Cleveland; given such a large Republican field, Fox News is restricting the encounter to candidates who are in the top 10 of an aggregate of national polls.

The only woman in the GOP contest, Fiorina told members of the Faith & Freedom Coalition that she is in a unique position to attack the likely Democrat nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Clinton must not be president, Fiorina told the supportive crowd, because “she is not trustworthy — she lacks a track record of leadership.”

Here is the full Hannity interview:

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Comments

inspectorudy | June 27, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Bring it on Carly!!!

Up this week, down next week.

While Jeb just hides in the weeds with all that Chamber of Commerce and Cronie-capitalist money. Ready to win by continuously raising the anti till all the rest run out of money.

You Conservative candidates, who aren’t Jeb’s stalking horses, for the sake of our country make a deal among your selves as to who will be at the top of the conservative ticket. Then put all your resources behind the one you choose to lead.

The rest of you will be blessed by generations for saving the Republic and you will have your chance to govern. But give up your egos now and make a deal.

Mrs. Fiorina DESERVES to be on that stage – far more than Yet Another Bush.

    Chem_Geek in reply to SeniorD. | June 28, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    No she doesn’t – her job should be outsourced to some micro-wage foreigner, and Carly thrown out form her career with nothing, not even a cheap acrylic paperweight.

    Oh, but not HER, not the BSD 1%er MBA CEO Managers, no sir! They gave themselves platinum parachutes…as they destroy American jobs.

Unfortunately, the silly criterion for the debate is to be actual first-choice support, where she remains in low single digits, and not the different “could-u-support” stat being quoted here.

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It would be a mistake to exclude from our debates the candidate with the most private sector management experience in Fiorina, the smartest candidate in Jindal, and the two-term Governor of a key swing state like Kasich, and to include instead a clown like Donald Trump.

I like Carly a lot more than I thought I would. I like her willingness to go onto any venue and answer any question and I think she is gaining the respect of many conservatives. She would be great to have in the debates.

    Chem_Geek in reply to mbabbitt. | June 28, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    She should be forced to answer this: Why shouldn’t American workers get to see you swinging by the neck from a lamppost, you BSD 1%er MBA CEO Manager wrecker thief?

    heyjoojoo in reply to mbabbitt. | June 28, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Yeah, Carly is the only one I feel comfortable about. Love how she’s willing to take on the leftist and she sounds very strong.

    Ted Cruz seems to handle the leftist media well along.

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