Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio are on the rise in Nevada. A new survey has the Republican presidential candidates in second and third place respectively, behind the current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
The Silver Bullet survey, shared first with National Review, was conducted on August 8, just two days after the first Republican presidential debate in which Fiorina and Rubio delivered strong performances; it’s the first poll of the election cycle in any state that has Fiorina surging into second place. In the caucus state, she takes 16 percent of the vote, behind Donald Trump with 26 percent, and just ahead of Rubio with 13 percent. They are followed by Ben Carson with 12 percent; Ted Cruz with 11 percent; and Jeb Bush with 9 percent.
The poll also has Fiorina tied with Carson as voters’ second-choice candidate, and she is the top choice to be vice president, with 25 percent of the vote.
The survey included 599 likely caucusgoers and has a 4 percent margin of error.