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|| By FITSNEWS || Donald Trump remains the runaway GOP presidential frontrunner after the second “Republican” debate last week – but there’s a major reshuffling of the candidates behind him underway.
That’s according to a pair of new polls released in the aftermath of last week’s presidential debate in Simi Valley, California.
According to the latest CNN/ ORC survey (.pdf results here), Trump leads the GOP field with 24 percent of the vote. That gives him a nine-percentage point lead over former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (15 percent) – the new No. 2 candidate – and a ten-percentage point lead over retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (14 percent).
Together, the three non-politicians are pulling a whopping 53 percent of the primary vote, according to that survey.
Meanwhile a new NBC News Online Survey (.pdf results here) showed Trump getting 29 percent of the vote. That’s a fifteen-percentage point lead over Carson (14 percent) and an 18-percentage point advantage over Fiorina (11 percent).
In that survey, the three non-politicians combine for 54 percent of the primary vote.
Ready for the kicker?
In neither survey is any candidate who currently holds (or formerly held) elected office drawing more than 11 percent support.
In fact if you discount U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida’s 11 percent showing in the CNN/ ORC poll, every single current or former politician in the race is polling in single digits.